Development of a monitoring plan for the Vedsted structure in Denmark

Arts, R.J.; Jones, D.G.; Chadwick, R.A.; Klinkby, L.; Bernstone, C.; Sorensen, A.T.. 2011 Development of a monitoring plan for the Vedsted structure in Denmark. Energy Procedia, 4. 3558-3565.

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Vattenfall is considering a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in the North Jutland region of mainland Denmark. The project would involve the post-combustion capture of CO2 from the Nordjyllandsværket coal fired power plant at Aalborg followed by geological storage of the CO2 in a nearby, onshore, saline aquifer within the Vedsted structure. A thorough monitoring plan is considered to be an essential element of the start-up phase of the project based on risk evaluation. This paper describes the first design of such a monitoring plan that was developed for Vattenfall by a team from CO2GeoNet in discussions involving the company and the Danish Geological Survey (GEUS). The monitoring methodologies to be deployed include downhole tools via a monitoring well, 2D and 3D surface seismic for subsurface imaging of the plume, shallow geophysics for the fresh-saline water interface and surface, atmospheric and remote sensing tools for leakage integrity.

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Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Energy Science
Date made live: 17 Feb 2012 12:03 +0 (UTC)

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