Carbon Dioxide Stored 2.0 – Next generation of the UK’s carbon dioxide storage database

IDRIC Project MIP 6.4

BGS
CO2 Stored
Heriot Watt University

Background

The world-leading UK national CO2 storage database CO2Stored provides freely available detailed information on more than 570 prospective storage units around the UK. The database has been the starting point for all recent public-private and industry storage capacity appraisals. It provides the first, significant step to industry and researchers to inform their plans for UK-wide industrial decarbonisation by CCUS.

Dr Maxine Akhurst

Principal Investigator
British Geological Survey

Project Team

Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University:
Professor Eric Mackay
Saeed Ghanbari

British Geological Survey:
John Williams
Karen Kirk
Colin Blackburn
Amelia Baptie

Aim

The IDRIC CO2Stored 2.0 project will deliver up-to-date information on the UK storage resource for all UK clusters to plan emissions reduction by CCS. This will be achieved by consultation and feedback with IDRIC members to identify additional publicly available information for planned database updates from:

• Already-available information including government-funded investigations and research

• Update of offshore hydrocarbon field stores from available data

• Recent data sources identified and provided by IDRIC members

• IDRIC-funded CO2 storage research projects

More Detail

Meet the Team

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Professor Eric Mackay

Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University

Amelia Baptie

Amelia Baptie

British Geological Survey

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Colin Blackburn

British Geological Survey

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Saeed Ghanbari

Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering: Heriot-Watt University

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John Williams

British Geological Survey

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Karen Kirk

British Geological Survey

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Professor Eric Mackay

Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University

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Amelia Baptie

British Geological Survey

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Colin Blackburn

British Geological Survey

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Saeed Ghanbari

Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering: Heriot-Watt University

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John Williams

British Geological Survey

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Karen Kirk

British Geological Survey

Case Study/Progress

First update of already available information:
• Collated updated information from government-funded investigations and research.
• BEIS- and industry-supported UK FEED CCS competition & demonstration projects,
• ETI-supported Strategic Storage Appraisal Project
• Viking Gas Fields, Hamilton Gas Fields, Bunter Closure 36, Captain & Forties 5 aquifer sandstones
• Mapping of additional aquifer storage units and recalculation of values in East Irish Sea Basin

Establishing a process to update CO2Stored:
• Updated database scripts with ‘modern’ and recent software
• Scripts run and checked, including the Monte Carlo calculations
• Updated input data uploaded and checked by geoscientists
• Calculated values from updated data run and checking in progress

Second update of hydrocarbon field data:
• Data collated for offshore hydrocarbon field data available after 2011
• Reviewed the hydrocarbon field methodology and output
• Applied background principles to calculate capacity in oil & gas fields
• Output data for 241 oil fields provided to database staff
• Collation of updated gas field data in progress

Planned Outputs

First updates of UK national CO2 storage database planned late 2022 and early 2023