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Potential Triassic and Jurassic CO2 Storage Reservoirs in the Skagerrak-Kattegat Area

Abstract

Regional assessment studies for CO2 storage plays have been carried out in the Norwegian-Danish Basin of the Central North Sea and in the Skagerrak-Kattegat area. The development of the reservoir models is a part of an ongoing interdisciplinary project with the overall goal to establish a basis for large-scale

handling of CO2 in this area, including regional CO2 source and capture possibilities, transportation and infrastructure, possible storage sites as well as legal aspects relating to the whole CCS chain. The study shows that all the necessary premises for a safe, long term CO2 storage, are present in the area. Two trap types for storage have been studied more closely: 1) large gently inclined, unfaulted reservoirs in the northern Skagerrak area and 2) dome structures with four-way closures above salt pillows in the Norwegian Danish Basin. We have closely focused on the Upper Triassic-lowermost Jurassic Gassum Formation and the Middle Jurassic Haldager Sand Formation. The current study presents reservoir characteristics of the sandstones of the Gassum and Haldager formations in the Fjerritslev Trough and on the Skagerrak-Kattegat Platform.

Category

Academic article

Language

English

Author(s)

  • Irfan Baig
  • Per Aagaard
  • Caroline Sassier
  • Jan Inge Faleide
  • Jens Jahren
  • Roy H. Gabrielsen
  • Manzar Fawad
  • Lars Henrik Nielsen
  • Lars Kristensen
  • Per Eirik Bergmo

Affiliation

  • University of Oslo
  • Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
  • The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
  • SINTEF Industry / Petroleum

Year

2013

Published in

Energy Procedia

ISSN

1876-6102

Publisher

Elsevier

Volume

37

Page(s)

5298 - 5306

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