WP5’s main goal is to ensure the proposed storage pilots meet the best safety and performance standards, with no significant risk of leakage or damage. 


  • Provide the methodological framework for the safety and performance analysis; methods based on best practice in risk management and decision analysis. 
  • Apply risk management workflow to the three promising regions and make recommendations to guide implementation of the pilots
  • Safety objectives to follow the EU CCS directive: “no significant risk of leakage or damage to human health or the environment”. 
  • Main safety objectives are: containment of stored CO2; limit the impact to health or environment due to leakage; prevent water contamination; manage pressure build up in the formation.
  • Main performance objectives are: ensure sufficient capacity in the reservoirs; maintain injectivity; and keep costs reasonable to support CCS deployment at scale

Other Work Packages



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


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


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

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


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

Social Acceptance

Investigating societal acceptance and public engagement

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

Communications & Impact

Increasing the visibility and impact of the project

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