Development of the First Co2 Storage Pilot Test for Ccs Capacity Building in South Africa – Phase I Experience

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Neeraj Gupta

Battelle

Mark Moody

Council for Geoscience

Charlotte Sullivan

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

Makenzie Scharenberg

Battelle Memorial Institute

Nigel Hicks

Council for Geoscience

Sean Davids

Petroleum Agency South Africa

Samin Raziperchikolaee

Battelle Memorial Institute

Valerie Smith

Battelle Memorial Institute

Andrew Burchwell

Battelle

Mike Heinrichs

Council for Geoscience

Noel Kamrajh

South African National Energy Development Institute SANEDI

Brendan Beck

World Bank Group

Date Written: October 21, 2018

Abstract

The development of carbon dioxide (CO2) storage options in South Africa is a high priority due to the country’s heavy reliance on coal as a primary energy source. The primary goal of the South African Pilot Carbon Storage Project (PCSP) is to carry out a smallscale CO2 injection, storage, and monitoring project that includes injection of 10,000 to 50,000 metric tons (MT) over a 2-year period, with monitoring activities to extend beyond injection. Battelle is providing the Project Technical Advisory Services (PTAS1) for the project, with the Phase I goal of developing the project management framework, identification of pilot test sites within the previously selected sedimentary basin (geologically termed the Zululand Basin), and screening for CO2 storage potential. The comprehensive analysis of all the existing data indicated critical data gaps. The data acquisition plan developed under PTAS1, which will be carried out in PTAS Phase 2 (PTAS2) will fill critical data gaps prior to the selection of a candidate well site for the PCSP.

Keywords: Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), Pilot Carbon Storage Project (PCSP), Zululand Basin, Program overviews, GHGT-14

Suggested Citation

Gupta, Neeraj and Moody, Mark and Sullivan, Charlotte and Scharenberg, Makenzie and Hicks, Nigel and Davids, Sean and Raziperchikolaee, Samin and Smith, Valerie and Burchwell, Andrew and Heinrichs, Mike and Kamrajh, Noel and Beck, Brendan, Development of the First Co2 Storage Pilot Test for Ccs Capacity Building in South Africa – Phase I Experience (October 21, 2018). 14th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference Melbourne 21-26 October 2018 (GHGT-14) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3366308 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3366308

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Charlotte Sullivan

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Valerie Smith

Battelle Memorial Institute

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Andrew Burchwell

Battelle

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United States

Mike Heinrichs

Council for Geoscience

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Pretoria, 0001
South Africa

Noel Kamrajh

South African National Energy Development Institute SANEDI

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