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CO2 post-injection monitoring and post-closure phase at the Ketzin pilot site

Since 2004, research on the storage of CO2 in a deep saline aquifer is being conducted at the Ketzin pilot site in Brandenburg. The CO2 injection was successfully carried out between June 2008 and August 2013 and accompanied by one of the world's most extensive monitoring programs. The COMPLETE project continues the previous projects (e.g. CO2SINK and CO2MAN) with further research in Ketzin.

With its focus on the post-injection and closure phase, COMPLETE will

  • for the first time ever close the complete life-time cycle of a CO2 storage site at pilot scale,
  • expand knowledge on post-injection monitoring and long-term site behavior, and
  • provide first-hand experiences on site abandonment.

In addition to the BMBF funding the project COMPLETE is supported by VGS, RWE, Vattenfall, Statoil and OMV as well as the Norwegian CLIMIT program and the GFZ.

Project duration: 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2017

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