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CCS-M S6: Workshop on CO2 geological storage and CO2 for EOR

CCS-M S6 was organized on June 07, 2016 - June 09, 2016 in Hanoi, Vietnam, with 30 participants.

The recent COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference resulted in the first agreement requiring all nations to pledge action on climate change with the aim of restricting the global warming to "well below 2° C above pre-industrial levels".  Carbon capture, use and storage (CCS) technologies will have to play an important role to achieve the COP21 targets. In order to fully understand the emission reduction potential, decision makers need to understand the amount of CO2 that can be safely stored in the geological formations and the geographical distributions of storage resources that are available.  The S6 aimed at enhancing the knowledge of the member countries on methodologies in assessing geological storage of CO2, its storage potential and CO2-EOR technologies.  

In the Keynote Address delivered by Dr Chris Consoli of the Global CCS Institute, CCS had a very high profile at COP21 as a climate change mitigation option.  The various agencies from the member countries that were represented in the CCS-M events were encouraged to continue promoting and communicating CCS to the policy-makers to be included in their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) and to actively participate in the discussions to ensure CCS Technology is discussed and considered at the national level.  The CCOP Storage Atlas draft will be first published within this year and all participating countries were also encouraged to submit their basin maps with the estimated geologic storage capacities, as mentioned in the Country Reports.  The UNFC – 2009 – Application to Injection Projects was also presented to update the participants the developments of UNFC as a unifying classification system.

A 1-day field trip was organised by Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources (VIGMR) to Tien Hai - Thai Binh to visit a Gas Processing Plant and site of future CO2 Injection Pilot Project.  A side trip to the Keo Pagoda (Tran Dynasty) was also made on our return trip to Hanoi.

For the full report, and presentation files of this workshop, please visit the CCS-M webpage, in particular this link, http://www.ccop.or.th/ccsm/details/CCS-M-S6--Workshop-on-CO2-geological-storage-and-CO2-for-EOR.

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