DETECT managen risico op CO2-lekkage langs breuken

  • looptijd: 2017 - 2020
  • locatie: Amsterdam,
  • functie: CO2

Detect ERA-NETDETECT richt zich op richtlijnen en technologie om het risico op CO2-lekkage langs breuken te managen. Dit project wordt gecoördineerd door Shell Global Solutions International.

DETECT impact

DETECT aims to significantly improve our ability to evaluate risks of leakage across faulted and fractured caprocks, so as to better inform operators, regulators and other stakeholders in their risk mitigation strategies.

The results from this study will be incorporated into CCS industry leading guidance documents which will allow stakeholders to:

  1. perform effective caprock and seal integrity risk assessment
  2. communicate clearly and logically assessed caprock integrity risks
  3. understand realistic leakage rates and related implications
  4. select realistic and efficient leak rate modelling approaches
  5. select reliable, cost effective and innovative containment monitoring technologies
  6. demonstrate quantitative risk assessment applicable beyond investigated risks

CCS technology

All of these elements will substantially contribute to accelerating implementation of the CCS technology by providing pragmatic and reliable tools to reduce risks and costs for CO2 storage operations. Specifically, DETECT will deliver an integrated approach to (qualitatively and quantitatively) determine the risk of natural leakage across the primary caprock. Key targets of DETECT are:

Laboratory experiments to determine impact of:

  • reservoir stress changes on fracture flow properties
  • chemical reactions on fracture flow properties
  • swelling clays on fracture flow properties
  • Field studies to characterize fault and fracture network geometries

Hydro-mechanical-chemical modelling to determine:

  • Flow in a single fracture and connected matrix
  • Potential for upscaling of flow in fault damage zones
  • Fault zone leak path modelling of storage complexes
  • Containment monitoring technologies:

Identify monitoring technologies suitable to detect leakage across caprock and determine expected performance
Integrated qualitative and quantitative risk assessment:

  • Determine safeguards and generate guidance bowties for efficient risk assessment
  • Dissemination to assure uptake of results


Support from ACT
€ 2 M

Project coordinator

Shell Global Solutions International B.V.

Project leader

Marcella Dean

Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS)

De subsidieregeling CCUS stimuleert innovaties die:

  • barrières wegnemen bij CCUS-projecten; technische, economische én maatschappelijke barrières
  • kosten verlagen, de energie-efficiency verhogen én de veiligheid vergroten van afvang, transport en opslag van CO2
  • hergebruik van CO2 bevorderen

Afvang, transport en opslag van CO2 is voor Nederland kansrijk:

  • door de structuur van de Nederlandse energie- en industriesectoren.
  • de (mogelijke) toekomstige beschikbaarheid van infrastructuur en opslagmogelijkheden voor CO2.
  • de Nederlandse kennispositie op dit terrein.

Potentiële oplossingen worden benaderd vanuit technologisch, economisch, maatschappelijk en/of juridisch perspectief.

Subsidie: ERA-NET




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