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2007-08 Seminars


The Life of a Geologic CO2 Storage Site

John Tombari
Vice President North & South America
Schlumberger Carbon Services

Abstract
This presentation will cover the life of a CO2 storage project from conception to closure using a saline formation as the target. The evolution of total cost and uncertainty is discussed along with the specific activities which need to occur along the way, and their relative costs. A suggested path to site certification is proposed with emphasis on activities that should occur prior to injection. Risk management is an integral part of the entire workflow, driven by our understanding of injectivity, capacity and containment. The data requirements for understanding these are noted with the stakes being the impact on HSE, costs & image.