A Toolbox to Assist in Designing Marine Monitoring Programs for Offshore Storage Sites
8 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2021
Date Written: April 7, 2021
Over the last few years a number of computational approaches have been developed that enable the optimisation of marine monitoring strategies for CCS. These include methods to: simulate and quantify hypothetical release events, identify highly sensitive criteria by which to distinguish anomalous biogeochemistry which may indicate a seep and define minimum deployments of monitoring platforms which guarantee an acceptable chance of detection. In order for these tools to be operationally useful it is necessary to place them in an accessible and integrated digital format that allows the methodologies to be applied coherently to multiple offshore storage sites and to answer specific stakeholder led questions around required sensitivity, cost and assurance levels. In this work we describe progress towards achieving this integration as well as the site specific data necessary to generate bespoke monitoring guidance.
Keywords: Offshore Storage; Monitoring; Marine; Assurance
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