Over the last years, Europe has invested large research efforts in CO2 geological storage, gaining experience with several storage facility types. These ‘subsurface laboratories’ all come with there own unique characteristics and challenges. Together they provide an integrated portfolio that Co2ReMoVe gratefully uses to apply their work on a variety of possible storage scenarios.
The four main storage sites range from aquifers beneath quite deep gas fields (In Salah in Algeria, Snohvit in Norway) to the much shallower Utsira aquifer (Sleipner in Norway) and the on land shallow formations of Ketzin (Germany). Other sites investigated include an enhanced oil recovery project (Weyburn in Canada), an old gas field (K12-B in The Netherlands) and an enhanced coalbed methane project (Kaniov in Poland.