Current focus on storage

The CarbonNet Project benefits from geological data acquired and made public by the oil and gas industry, which has operated in the region for decades. The CarbonNet Project team analysed high resolution details of the subsurface geological strata from 2D and 3D acoustic imaging data, together with rock core material and information from over 50 existing wells within the immediate project area. Over 1,500 wells support this data on a regional basis.

Three dimensional models of the Gippsland Basin have allowed geologists and reservoir engineers to analyse potential storage sites and predict the behaviour of CO2 throughout the storage process including injection, migration and stabilisation. Prospective storage sites have been evaluated and short-listed in a process similar to that employed by the oil and gas industry, with a focus on safe and secure storage.