CMC Research Institute’s Containment and Monitoring Institute (CaMI) and the University of Calgary are currently in the development stage of their Field Research Station (FRS). UKCCSRC were delighted to announce a special call for applications to the International Research Collaboration Fund to support collaboration during 2015 and 2016 between UK researchers and the FRS. Applications closed in May 2015.
Information on the FRS:
UKCCSRC and CMC Research Institutes held a joint workshop at Cranfield University on the 20 and 21 April 2015 with PIs on current CO2 storage-related research projects. Information on the development of the FRS, timelines for completion and the scope of reseach that can be carried out at the site was presented by Dr Don Lawton, Director of CaMI, at the workshop. You can access this presentation here.
There is also additional information about the FRS available via our website here.
Recipients of the CMC Field Research Station funding call were:
Dr Stuart Gilfillan (University of Edinburgh)
Building on work looking at noble gases (helium, neon, argon, krypton and xenon) which have proven to be effective at fingerprinting and tracing natural CO2 leakages.Travel to the FRS to collect baseline samples and anylyse the samples in the noble gas isotope geochemistry labs at SUERC, UK. The results will be interpreted to understand the origin of noble gases in the fluids at the CMC-FRS and provide a baseline against which any future work can be compared.
Dr Sam Krevor (Imperial College London)
The collaboration with CMC-FRS will be incorporated into the UKCCSRC Call 2 Project Multiscale characterization of CO2 storage in the United Kingdom, and will provide a comparison between field observations made at the CMC-FRS site and experimental measurements made at Imperial College.
Dr Anna Stork (University of Bristol)
Travel to the FRS to deploy a small array of broadband seismometers, which will contribute a new element to the seismic monitoring of the FRS. The work will compare technologies for detecting microseismicity, but will also develop new techniques to detect fluid using ambient noise methods.
Dr James White (British Geological Survey)
Work on FRS data to test BGS' prototype software tool for establishing leakage detection thresholds from 3D time-lapse seismics.
Reports from the outcomes of the above projects/visits will be posted here when available.