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- CO2 mixed with formation water does not geochemically alter the seals to such an extent that they leak, summarizes Professor of Geology Per Aagaard, and adds: Although these promising results of the SSC-Ramore project, we still do need more knowledge of the process involved in the sealing caprock above the CO2 reservoir to be certain that the sealing is tight and CO2 stays in place. Now our research focus has somewhat shifted towards how the geomechanical properties change with diagenetic processes (cementation) and structural deformation processes.
Subsurface storage of CO2 may become a strategy for reducing emissions of climate gases to the atmosphere from large point sources.
The Research Council of Norway awarded 8 research centres for environmental friendly energy research (CEER) for 8 years in 2009. We contribute to one of these centres Subsurface CO2 storage – Critical Elements and Superior Strategy (SUCCESS).
SSC - RAMORE is a research project about leakages of CO2 stored in the subsurface.
Main objectives of the project: To establish technology for risk assessment, monitoring, and remediation of CO2 stored in the subsurface.