A Toolbox to Assist in Designing Marine Monitoring Programs for Offshore Storage Sites

8 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2021

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Jerry Blackford

Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Guttorm Alendal

University of Bergen - Department of Mathematics

Stefan Carpentier

TNO Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research

Holger Cremer

TNO Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research

Dorothy Dankel

University of Bergen

Marius Dewar

Plymouth Marine Laboratory; Heriot-Watt University - School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Bjarte Fargeras

OCTIO

Sarah Gasda

NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS

Raphael J. Heffron

University of Dundee

Martha Lien

OCTIO

Anna Oleynik

University of Bergen - Department of Mathematics

Abdirahman Omar

NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS

Rajesh Pawar

Government of the United States of America - Earth and Environmental Sciences Division

Katherine Romanak

University of Texas at Austin - Gulf Coast Carbon Center

Darren Snee

Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Sigrid Schutz

University of Bergen

Parisa Torabi

University of Bergen

Date Written: April 7, 2021

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Blackford, Jerry and Alendal, Guttorm and Carpentier, Stefan and Cremer, Holger and Dankel, Dorothy and Dewar, Marius and Fargeras, Bjarte and Gasda, Sarah and Heffron, Raphael J. and Lien, Martha and Oleynik, Anna and Omar, Abdirahman and Pawar, Rajesh and Romanak, Katherine and Snee, Darren and Schutz, Sigrid and Torabi, Parisa, A Toolbox to Assist in Designing Marine Monitoring Programs for Offshore Storage Sites (April 7, 2021). Proceedings of the 15th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference 15-18 March 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3821572 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3821572

Jerry Blackford (Contact Author)

Plymouth Marine Laboratory ( email )

Prospect Place
The Hoe
Plymouth, PL1 3DH
United Kingdom

Guttorm Alendal

University of Bergen - Department of Mathematics

P. O. Box 7803
Bergen, N-5020
Germany

Stefan Carpentier

TNO Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research ( email )

Princetonlaan 6
Utrecht, Utrecht 3584 CB
Netherlands
0031888664256​ (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.tno.nl

Holger Cremer

TNO Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research ( email )

Hoofddorp
Netherlands

Dorothy Dankel

University of Bergen ( email )

Muséplassen 1
N-5008 Bergen, +47 55 58
Norway

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.uib.no/en/persons/Dorothy.Jane.Dankel

Marius Dewar

Plymouth Marine Laboratory ( email )

Prospect Place
The Hoe
Plymouth, PL1 3DH
United Kingdom

Heriot-Watt University - School of Engineering and Physical Sciences ( email )

Edinburgh, EH14 4AS
United Kingdom

Bjarte Fargeras

OCTIO ( email )

Norway

Sarah Gasda

NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS ( email )

P.O.B. 22 Nygårdstangen
Bergen, NO-5838
Norway

Raphael J. Heffron

University of Dundee ( email )

University of Dundee
1 Perth Road
Dundee, DD1 4HN
United Kingdom

Martha Lien

OCTIO ( email )

Norway

Anna Oleynik

University of Bergen - Department of Mathematics ( email )

P. O. Box 7803
Realfagbygget, Allégt. 41
Bergen, N-5020
Norway

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anna_Oleynik

Abdirahman Omar

NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS ( email )

P.O.B. 22 Nygårdstangen
Bergen, NO-5838
Norway

Rajesh Pawar

Government of the United States of America - Earth and Environmental Sciences Division ( email )

MS T003
Los Alamos, NM 87545
United States

Katherine Romanak

University of Texas at Austin - Gulf Coast Carbon Center ( email )

University Station, Box X
Austin, TX 78713
United States

Darren Snee

Plymouth Marine Laboratory ( email )

Prospect Place
The Hoe
Plymouth, PL1 3DH
United Kingdom

Sigrid Schutz

University of Bergen ( email )

Muséplassen 1
N-5008 Bergen, +47 55 58
Norway

Parisa Torabi

University of Bergen ( email )

Muséplassen 1
N-5008 Bergen, +47 55 58
Norway

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