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Final blog from by Sasha Serno of the University of Edinburgh on the UKCCSRC Call 2 project Quantifying Residual and Dissolution Trapping in the CO2CRC Otway Injection Site (PI: Stuart Gilfillan ) Our project “ Quantifying Residual and Dissolution Trapping in the CO2CRC Otway Injection Site ”, funded by UKCCSRC Call 2 , aimed to study the application of oxygen isotopes and noble gases (xenon and krypton), collected during the residual saturation test of the CO2CRC Otway Stage 2B Extension project, to monitor residual trapping of CO 2 . This is the first study of its kind to use oxygen isotopes in a single-well field experiment to reconstruct residual trapping levels. The Otway CO 2 test injection site provides CCS...Read more
This blog was written by Stephanie Flude of the University of Edinburgh and also appears on her personal blog . In January 2016, Stuart Gilfillan and I made the long drive from Edinburgh to Beighton, Sheffield to collect some gas samples from UKCCSRC’s Pilot-Scale Advanced CO2-Capture Technology (PACT) facility. The PACT facility hosts a state of the art, pilot-scale CO 2 amine-capture plant that can capture CO 2 in flue gases from either a 250kW air/oxyfuel combustion plant (that can burn coal, biomass or gas) or one of the two 330kW gas turbines also hosted at the facility. As we are Earth Scientists, rather than Engineers, we are researching reliable means to trace the fate of CO 2 once it...Read more
Written by Andrea Sacconi from University College London who is the Research Associate on the UKCCSRC Call 2 project - The Development and Demonstration of Best Practice Guidelines for the Safe Start-up Injection of CO 2 into Depleted Gas Fields (PI: Haroun Mahgerefteh ) The UKCCSRC Call 2 project has focussed on the development and verification of a rigorous mathematical model for the simulation of the highly-transient multi-phase flow phenomena taking place in the wellbore during the start-up injection of CO 2 into depleted gas fields. This model is intended to serve as a powerful tool for the development of optimal injection strategies and best-practice guidelines for the minimisation of the risks associated with the start-up injection of CO 2...Read more
Written by Bill Buschle , who is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh and received funding from the ECR International Exchange Fund to spend two weeks at Shell Cansolv in Montreal, Quebec and two weeks at the Carbon Capture Technology Facility in Estevan, Saskatchewan. I was privileged to receive funding from the UKCCSRC to make two trips to Canada to collaborate with three industry leaders in carbon capture and storage. The goal of the trip was to demonstrate the capabilities of a novel chemical analysis sensor I had developed during my PhD, funded through the Energy Technology Partnership . The sensor could provide post combustion capture plant operators with continuous real time solvent amine concentration and CO 2...Read more

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