Home> About the Project> Work Packages> WP4 Pilot Development

WP4Pilot Development

WP4 will provide detailed information as to the optimum development concept for each of the proposed pilots (Paris, Lusitanian and Ebro Basins) to help decide whether they are viable. It will also formulate pilot designs for the secondary sites. 

 

  • Provide detailed information to enable decisions on viability of each pilot from technical, commercial, social, environmental and regulatory points of view
  • Decisions to be based on a pilot investment proposal for the three promising regions
  • Develop pilot designs for the secondary sites in West Macedonia and Upper Silesia
  • Analyse strategic information to identify and address risks, and enable commitment of resources to maximise chances of success
  • Build and consider robust project life-cycles

Outputs

D4.1 Methodology for alternatives definition, prioritisation, and selection

The objective of the WP4 is to provide complete information of the optimum development concept applicable to the proposed pilots of Paris Basin (FR), Lusitanian Basin (PT) and Ebro Basin (ES) to go ahead with the decision of whether this pilot is viable technically, commercially, considering social and environmental demands and in the existing European and local regulatory frame. Although each team worked independently and focus on their area particularities, it is concluded a lot of similarities between then. The most relevant is that was (still) somewhat unclear the main goal of the project: pilot or commercial development. After discussion, all now agree that the main goal is to design a carbon pilot injection storage site, and in the case of Spain and Portugal, to check the possibility of upgrade to commercial scale. Other relevant point is the need to qualitatively define the criteria for the pilot’s success.

Other Work Packages

WP1

Management

Overall coordination and management of the project internally and externally

  • Day-to-day project management
  • Project Consortium Agreement monitoring
  • Risk management and quality control
Explore WP1
WP2

Geo-characterisation

Assembling, acquiring and interpreting geological data

  • Geological modelling of pilot sites (Ebro, Lusitanian and Orleans-Paris Basins)
  • Bespoke data acquisition and usage for each pilot region
  • Re-interpret data for secondary sites (Upper Silesia, West Macedonia)
Explore WP2
WP3

Simulation

Assessment of site storage capacity and integrity

  • Storage capacity and injection strategy
  • CO2 fate in the long term
  • Integrity of near wellbore caprock and fault/fractures
Explore WP3
WP4

Pilot Development

Development concepts for proposed pilots (Ebro, Lusitanian and Orleans-Paris Basins)

  • Information to enable decision on viability of each pilot
  • Pilot design and investment proposal
  • Robust project life-cycle
Explore WP4
WP5

Safety

Ensuring proposed pilots meet the best safety and performance standards

  • Ensure no significant risk of leakage or damage to human health/environment
  • Methodological framework and guidance
  • Recommendations for pilot implementation
Explore WP5
WP6

Social Acceptance

Investigating societal acceptance and public engagement

  • Understand public attitudes and needs
  • Build community and stakeholder participation
  • Develop public engagement recommendations
Explore WP6
WP7

Communications & Impact

Increasing the visibility and impact of the project

  • Communicate vision and findings
  • Deliver dissemination activities
  • Project data and impact management
Explore WP7