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Title: Developing a monitoring and verification plan with reference to the Australian Otway CO2 pilot project

The Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) is currently injecting 100,000 tons of CO{sub 2} in a large-scale test of storage technology in a pilot project in southeastern Australia called the CO2CRC Otway Project. The Otway Basin, with its natural CO{sub 2} accumulations and many depleted gas fields, offers an appropriate site for such a pilot project. An 80% CO{sub 2} stream is produced from a well (Buttress) near the depleted gas reservoir (Naylor) used for storage (Figure 1). The goal of this project is to demonstrate that CO{sub 2} can be safely transported, stored underground, and its behavior tracked and monitored. The monitoring and verification framework has been developed to monitor for the presence and behavior of CO{sub 2} in the subsurface reservoir, near surface, and atmosphere. This monitoring framework addresses areas, identified by a rigorous risk assessment, to verify conformance to clearly identifiable performance criteria. These criteria have been agreed with the regulatory authorities to manage the project through all phases addressing responsibilities, liabilities, and to assure the public of safe storage.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
971356
Report Number(s):
LBNL-2310E
TRN: US201004%%106
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: The Leading Edge; Journal Volume: 28; Journal Issue: 7; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: 2009
Research Org:
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
Earth Sciences Division
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54; 58; AUSTRALIA; GREENHOUSE GASES; LIABILITIES; MONITORING; MONITORS; NATURAL GAS FIELDS; PERFORMANCE; RISK ASSESSMENT; STORAGE; VERIFICATION