CO2 geological storage capacity analysis in Estonia and neighbouring regions

Alla Shogenova, Kazbulat Shogenov, Rein Vaher, Jüri Ivask, Saulius Sliaupa, Thomas Vangkilde-Pedersen, Mai Uibu, Rein Kuusik

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    Regional options for geological storage of large industrial CO2 emissions produced in Estonia were analysed in the research ordered by the national company Eesti Energia. The CO2 emissions produced in Estonia are the highest in the Baltic Region and among the highest per capita in Europe due to the use of local oil shale for energy production. The export of energy to Finland, Latvia and Lithuania nearly doubled the production of energy and CO2 emissions in 2009 compared to 2005. The research covers the Baltic and Nordic countries, Poland, north-western and central Russia and is based on the results of the GESTCO and EU GeoCapacity projects funded by EU FP5 and FP6. The onshore option for CO2 geological storage nearest to Estonia is available in Cambrian sandstones of Latvian anticline structures and in not yet estimated Cambrian aquifers in western Russia. Norwegian North Sea aquifers and hydrocarbon fields have the highest potential in the Nordic Region. Western Russia has high potential for enhanced oil and gas recovery. The offshore options in Norway and NW Russia are the farthest from the largest Estonian CO2 source. The potential for CO2 geological storage in Estonia, Lithuania and Finland is close to zero, but various promising possibilities for CO2 mineral carbonation are available.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2785-2792
    Number of pages8
    JournalEnergy Procedia
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 19 Sept 201023 Sept 2010


    • Baltic
    • Mineral carbonation
    • Nordic
    • Russia

    Programme Area

    • Programme Area 3: Energy Resources


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