How Legacy Data Can Open New Potential for Carbon Capture and Storage in South Africa

10 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2019 Last revised: 27 Oct 2020

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Sean Davids

Petroleum Agency South Africa

Mackenzie Scharenberg

Government of the Swiss Confederation - Swiss Federal Office of Energy

Amy Lang

Battelle

Nigel Hicks

Council for Geoscience

Valerie Smith

Battelle Memorial Institute

Mike Heinrichs

Council for Geoscience

Mark Moody

Council for Geoscience

Neeraj Gupta

Battelle

Charlotte Sullivan

Government of the United States of America - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Noel Kamrajh

South African National Energy Development Institute SANEDI

Thulani Maupa

South African National Energy Development Institute SANEDI

Abstract

The process of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has been practiced since the mid 1970’s within the hydrocarbon industry. Since the early 2000’s, South Africa, Africa’s largest producer of CO2, has carried out various studies to ascertain whether it has the potential for safe CCS. A series of storage site assessments and investigations with governmental collaborations have been undertaken. A Pilot Carbon Storage Project (PCSP) is currently underway, led by the South African National Energy Development Institute with support from the World Bank CCS Trust Fund, and in collaboration with its research partners, the Council for Geoscience, Petroleum Agency SA and Battelle. The aim of the PCSP is to transport, monitor and safely store between 10 000 to 50 000t of CO2.

Keywords: Site characterisation and selection, GHGT-14

Suggested Citation

Davids, Sean and Scharenberg, Mackenzie and Lang, Amy and Hicks, Nigel and Smith, Valerie and Heinrichs, Mike and Moody, Mark and Gupta, Neeraj and Sullivan, Charlotte and Kamrajh, Noel and Maupa, Thulani, How Legacy Data Can Open New Potential for Carbon Capture and Storage in South Africa. 14th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference Melbourne 21-26 October 2018 (GHGT-14) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3365942 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3365942

Sean Davids (Contact Author)

Petroleum Agency South Africa ( email )

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South Africa

Mackenzie Scharenberg

Government of the Swiss Confederation - Swiss Federal Office of Energy

Amy Lang

Battelle

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Columbus, OH 43201
United States

Nigel Hicks

Council for Geoscience

Private Bag X112
Pretoria, 0001
South Africa

Valerie Smith

Battelle Memorial Institute

4000 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

Mike Heinrichs

Council for Geoscience

Private Bag X112
Pretoria, 0001
South Africa

Mark Moody

Council for Geoscience

Private Bag X112
Pretoria, 0001
South Africa

Neeraj Gupta

Battelle

505 Kng Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
United States

Charlotte Sullivan

Government of the United States of America - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, DC 20024-2115
United States

Noel Kamrajh

South African National Energy Development Institute SANEDI

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152 Ann Crescent
Sandton, 2146
South Africa

Thulani Maupa

South African National Energy Development Institute SANEDI

Block C, Upper Grayston Office Park
152 Ann Crescent
Sandton, 2146
South Africa

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