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TitleCharacterization and CO2 pilot injection in large saline aquifer
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorEnergy Sector, Natural Resources Canada
Source 2009, 2 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
LinksOnline - En ligne
LinksProject Leader Web Site - Site Web du promoteur
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is a translation of Projet pilote de caractérisation et d'injection de CO2 dans un grand aquifère salin
File formatpdf; html
AreaEdmonton; Redwater; Fort McMurray; Fort Saskatchewan; Heartland
Subjectsenvironmental geology; fossil fuels; Nature and Environment; energy; gas storage; environmental impacts; environmental controls; aquifers; carbon dioxide; Climate change; Plants
Released2009 01 01; 2019 02 07
This project will demonstrate the feasibility of safe CO2 storage in the Redwater Leduc Reef, situated northeast of Edmonton, Alberta. This site is close to the Alberta Industrial Heartland region, where there are a number of large industrial sources of GHG emissions, including chemical and fertilizer plants and several oil sands upgraders that are operating, being built or in the planning stages. The Redwater Leduc Reef is also strategically located along a straight-line path between Fort McMurray and Edmonton, a potential route for a CO2 pipeline from Fort McMurray. Preliminary work estimates the storage capacity of the saline aquifer portion of the reef to be 1 Gt of CO2. This project will demonstrate carbon capture and storage (CCS) on a commercial scale (a minimum of several megatonnes per year), contributing to a significant reduction in GHG emissions.

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