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Injection & storage

Preparing the site for CO2 injection

Once a site has been identified and characterised, before injection takes place there are a number of activities that need to be finalised.

  • Undertake a detailed volumetric assessment of storage capacity
  • Complete full project economics
  • Complete installation of monitoring and verification facilities: baseline data for monitoring should take place, with CO2 levels in the groundwater, soil (if on land) and air monitored for seasonal variation. In addition, pre-injection well temperature and pressure should be established and seismic data recorded
  • Complete risk assessment and uncertainty analysis
  • Undertake community consultation
  • Finalise regulatory regime
  • Install operational equipment: existing wells need to be tested. New wells, if required, need to be drilled and commissioned. The processing and injection plant needs to be installed and commissioned.

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