Completed Projects

Over more than a decade, the SCCS Secretariat has built strategic links with industry and across the international CCS academic community. 

On this page is a selection of recent and/or important projects we have led or been involved in; follow the links for more information.

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  • CO₂MultiStore joint industry project (2012-2015)

    The SCCS CO2MultiStore Joint Industry Project was an innovative study of rocks beneath the North Sea, which predicted that the secure and permanent storage of CO2 within a single geological storage formation could be optimised by injecting at more than one point simultaneously.

    The research, which focused on a North Sea case study (the Captain Sandstone) and used cutting-edge methods, was conducted by scientists within the SCCS partnership and prospective site operators. Their findings will help to unlock an immense CO2 storage resource underlying all sectors of the North Sea for the storage of Europe’s carbon emissions.

  • CO2-EOR joint industry project (2012-2015)

    The SCCS CO₂-EOR Joint Industry Project was a collaborative programme of work to develop an understanding of CO₂-Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), with the aim of creating a commercial use for CO₂ captured from power plants and industry. The project was led by SCCS partners and funding was been provided by the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, 2Co Energy Limited, Nexen and Shell.

    The project focused on issues of major importance to project developers looking to link CO₂-EOR in the North Sea with CCS projects and produced 17 detailed reports covering a wide variety of topics.

  • CASSEM: CO₂ aquifer storage site evaluation and monitoring (2009-2012)

    The CASSEM project brought together the experience and different working practices of utilities, offshore operators, engineering contractors, and academic researchers to build collective understanding and develop expertise. CASSEM produced both new scientific knowledge and detailed insight into the CCS industry, developing best-value methods for the evaluation of saline aquifer formations for CO₂ storage.

    The project identified areas of industry and research community uncertainty to enable targeted investment of resource to reduce overall project risk. An open access, flexible full- chain costing model was developed allowing the CCS community to assess and explore overall costs. CASSEM's work also included the first use of citizen panels in the regions investigated for storage to assess public perception and educate the general public about CCS.