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CO2 storage data consortium – sharing data from CO2 storage projects

CO2 storage data consortium – sharing data from CO2 storage projects

Sharing of reference datasets from pioneering CO2 storage projects is essential to accelerate improved understanding, build capacity, reduce costs and minimize uncertainties associated with CO2 storage in deep geological formations.

The CO2 storage data consortium is an international network aiming to make available datasets on site geology as well as geophysical monitoring data, well data, reservoir data and models.The new consortium-driven project, CO2 Data Share, aims to build and operate an international platform for CO2 storage data exchange.

CO2 DataShare plans to have a prototype available online for test users in June 2019. The pilot digital platform for sharing CO2 storage data is planned to be online in October 2019 (postponed from September 2019). It will include the Sleipner 2019 Benchmark Model and shortly after, the 4D seismic data up to 2010.

The digital platform builds on UNINETT Sigma2's solution for data storage combined with a portal developed using the open source software CKAN. UNINETT Sigma2 is a non-profit company that manages the national infrastructure for computational science in Norway, offering high-performance computing and data storage services.

CO2 Data Share will

  • promote research and technology development based on experience gained from demonstration projects and thus accelerate the deployment of CCS
  • establish a web-based, digital infrastructure as well as community activities
  • Provide simple measures for preparing and sharing CO2 storage datasets from full-scale projects and field tests, lowering the threshold for data owners to share with the CCS community within agreed terms of use
  • Make it easy to find, access and use well-documented datasets from pioneering CO2 storage projects relevant for addressing technology gaps and reducing uncertainty
  • Stimulate sharing of results from research using the datasets
  • Promote networking and research collaborations

Advance research and capacity building within CCS
Access to reference CO2 storage datasets and learnings from using the datasets will advance research and capacity building within CCS. Dataset access benefits the research community, industry, and public CCS stakeholders. Quality assured data is also crucial for developing and validating commercial models, technology and tools for safe and cost-efficient CO2 storage.

CO2 Data Share aims to develop datasets that have similar characteristics enabling comparison across projects as well as a specific infrastructure for sharing CO2 storage datasets from industry projects, pilots and field tests.

The first proposed datasets available through the platform will focus on existing projects where site data is being used for advancing the knowledge and technology essential for operating and monitoring CO2 storage sites. These datasets are likely to include:

  • Injection well datasets (e.g. Sleipner, Illinois Basin – Decatur Project (IBDP))
  • CO2 flow modelling datasets (e.g. Sleipner),
  • Geomechanical response datasets (e.g. In Salah, IBDP).

In addition, the CO2 DataShare expects to share data gathered as part of new and emerging storage projects, such as the planned Norwegian full-scale CCS project.

Ambition to expand
The idea for CO2 Data Share emerged in 2015 between US-Norway researchers. There continues to be an explicit ambition to expand the network with new participants and more countries. Expanding the consortium is a critical objective which includes development of new and relevant datasets and securing the financial basis for operation beyond the awarded three-years project period.

In October 2017, a project to advance data sharing proposed the consortium was awarded 7.15 million NOK in total by the US Department of Energy (USDOE) and the Norwegian Climit programme.

Partners:

The consortium is linked to and coordinated with the Norwegian CCS Research Centre (NCCS).


CO2 Data Share webinars

  • The second CO2 Data Share webinar addressing user functionality was held on September 20, 2018.
  • A first webinar presenting the goals of the CO2 Data Share Consortium and outlining the technical solutions took place in May 2018.

For questions, please contact the CO2 Storage Data Consortium secretariat - CSDC-secretariat@sintef.no 


Publications:

Odd Andersen, Grethe Tangen, Philip Ringrose and Sallie E. Greenberg:
CO2 Data Share: A Platform for Sharing CO2 Storage Reference Datasets from Demonstration Projects.
14th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference Melbourne 21-26 October 2018 (GHGT-14)

 

Published 20 August 2018
Senior Research Scientist

Project duration

2017 - 2020