The CarbonNet Project's Pelican Storage Site in the Gippsland Basin

14 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2019 Last revised: 8 Apr 2020

Date Written: September 3, 2018


The Pelican site in Bass Strait, Australia has been selected by CarbonNet as the most attractive near-term location for CO2 storage in a basin rated as the best in Australia by previous national studies. The site has been independently certified and offers 125 MT of storage at P90 confidence level in a large structure located just offshore. World class reservoirs demonstrate high injectivity and nearby oil and gas fields demonstrate that the seal systems are effective. CarbonNet has acquired new high-resolution 3D marine data over the storage site and intends to drill an appraisal well in the near future. CarbonNet manages a total of five offshore greenhouse gas exploration permits and has other storage sites available for future expansion.

Keywords: Site characterisation and selection, GHGT-14, CO2 Storage, Certification, Site Selection, Basin Ranking, Injectivity, Capacity, Appraisal, 3D Marine Seismic, Monitoring

Suggested Citation

Hoffman, Nick, The CarbonNet Project's Pelican Storage Site in the Gippsland Basin (September 3, 2018). 14th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference Melbourne 21-26 October 2018 (GHGT-14) , Available at SSRN:

Nick Hoffman (Contact Author)

The CarbonNet Project ( email )

Level 17, 1 Spring St
Melbourne, Victoria

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