Multiscale geomechanical modelling of basin-scale CO2 storage (ARC Linkage Project administered by The University of Adelaide) (2024–2027)

Abstract:
This project aims to develop innovative geomechanical models that will provide rapid assessments of the potential for reservoir deformation, including induced seismicity, during geological storage of CO2. The main expected outcome is a multiscale modelling approach that will help to identify storage locations at low risk for deformation and CO2 leakage in regions of little existing geomechanical data. The project will elucidate the technical and commercial viability of CO2 storage in Australia¿s Cooper-Eromanga basins and provide broad economic and environmental benefits by reducing the geomechanical uncertainties that provide a barrier to the global need to upscale carbon capture and storage.
Grant type:
University of Adelaide
Researchers:
  • ARC DECRA Senior Research Fellow
    School of the Environment
    Faculty of Science
    ARC DECRA Senior Research Fellow
    School of the Environment
    Faculty of Science
Funded by:
The University of Adelaide