CO2CARE (CO2 Site Closure Assessment Research) deals with the development of technologies and procedures to ensure a safe and sustainable closure of CO2 storage sites.

It will deliver technologies and procedures for abandonment and post-closure safety, satisfying the regulatory requirements for transfer of responsibility.

The project will focus on three key areas:

•well abandonment and long-term integrity;

•reservoir management and prediction from closure to the long-term;

•risk management methodologies for long-term safety. In addition to EU partners, competent partners from the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia are involved. The consortium consists of 23 partners, including universities, research institutes, and multinational energy companies.

Scientific Coordination:

•01.01.2011 - 30.11.2012 Dr. Michael Kühn

•from 01.12.2012 Dr. Axel Liebscher

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