Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is an essential technology in global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industrial processes. Factors holding back deployment of CCS include operating costs and concerns over the safety of long-term storage.
The Containment and Monitoring Institute works with industry, academic researchers and other technology developers to test and demonstrate accurate, cost-effective measurement and verification technologies for hydrocarbons in the air, soil and water. At our 200-hectare Field Research Station, our experts work with clients and researchers to:
- Advance the development of monitoring technologies and protocols for carbon storage
- Refine monitoring technologies for enhanced oil recovery
- Help industry better understand the movement of fluids underground
- Improve the performance of methane emissions detection innovations
With increased focus on shale gas and in-situ oil sands extraction as well as growth in the carbon storage industry, subsurface research has never been more important. New protocols and technologies are needed for regulatory compliance (verification) and also for leak detection mitigation, source identification and crucial performance validation to drive the improvement of processes and to alleviate public concerns about technical safety. The CaMI Field Research Station is a facility for testing and proving a wide variety of technologies and processes.
Our Joint Industry Partnership (JIP) program provides access to world-leading experts and research in fiber optics, DTS, DAS, downhole monitoring, VSP’s, 3D and 4D monitoring, and permanent energy sources. It also includes a seven-year CO2 injection project correlating all monitoring data with reservoir modelling and actual results.
For details about the FRS and JIP program contact:
Dr. Don Lawton, CaMI Director
t: 403 210-6671