In mid-2015, Pale Blue Dot Energy led a consortium of partners including Axis Well Technology, Costain and CO2DeepStore to deliver an appraised portfolio of offshore geological CO2 storage sites within the UKCS, de-risking the five selected storage sites. The results and materials are summarised here and available under license from the ETI here.
On the 9th June, the Global CCS Institute hosted a webinar where we provided a more detailed look at the results of this project. This webinar comprises a presentation of key results and findings followed by a Q&A session. This webinar can be accessed here.
The forthcoming referendum on membership of the EU on 23 June has major implications for energy and climate policy, and the UK’s transition to a low carbon economy.
EU energy policy is progressive, long term and focused on an effective energy transition to a low carbon future. It has been shaped by input from member states including significant input from several UK Governments. This ensures that EU energy policy is not subject to change every UK electoral cycle, unlike much of UK domestic energy policy.
In 2015 the UK Energy Technologies Institute commissioned an industrial project with the objective of materially progressing the development of the National Strategic carbon dioxide storage resource base. The 12 month project, which was funded by the UK Government through the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and delivered by Pale Blue Dot Energy and its partners Axis Well Technology and Costain Engineering, was published in early May 2016.
D16 – Progressing Development of the UK’s Strategic Carbon Dioxide Storage Resource
This document represents a high level summary report describing the key outcomes of the project. It is aimed at stakeholders with a broad knowledge of CCS, but only basic knowledge of the subsurface and associated language. The Foreword by former BP Chief Executive Lord Browne of Madingley, points to the objectives of the project, the broad methodology and the key results presented in the Summary Report. Key technical issues are explained in clear terms to improve accessibility for non-technical readers. It presents a full comparative summary of development plans and costs for five sites and draws comparisons to other sites for which previous FEED studies have been completed.
D01 – UK CO2 Storage Site Screening and Selection Methodology – 10113ETIS-Rep-01-03
This report documents the screening and selection approach developed for the project to move from an initial inventory of over 570 storage units held within the CO2Stored database down through a “Qualified” and “Select” inventory before a portfolio of five sites was assembled. The project deployed best guidance from the IEAGHG for saline aquifers and also used some multi criteria problem solving to distil the best twenty sites that mapped on the overall project objectives.