A unique study has revealed the key to unlocking the North Sea’s storage potential is the injection of CO2 at more than one point simultaneously.
The findings could help to unlock an immense CO2 storage resource underlying all sectors of the North Sea for the storage of Europe’s carbon emissions, and will inform the work of those managing and operating this natural asset.
The process of storing CO2 captured from power plants and industrial facilities in deep geological formations is known as Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and is a key technological solution for meeting climate change targets over the coming decades.
The research by scientists and prospective site operators has used a UK North Sea case study – the Captain Sandstone – to predict the performance of a potential CO2 storage formation when the greenhouse gas is injected at two points at the same time over three decades.
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