The objectives of this regional assessment of the potential for CO2 storage in the Indian subcontinent are to:
- Identify and characterise all the major current and planned large industrial CO2 sources in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, including those under construction.
- Update the IEAGHG R&D Programme’s CO2 sources database.
- Identify and rank sedimentary basins in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and in terms of their geological CO2 storage potential.
- Identify, where possible, the CO2 storage capacity in saline water-bearing sedimentary rocks (saline aquifers), oil and gas fields and coal seams.
- Produce flow sheets identifying the local costs of the main elements of the CO2 capture and storage chain, such that the information in 1-5 could be combined to produce marginal CO2 abatement cost curves in a future project.
- Produce a geological CO2 storage potential GIS of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, incorporating the information obtained in steps 1-4 above.
These CO2 sources and storage potential of the four countries are considered individually in the following four chapters.