“Southeast Regional Carbon Storage Partnership: Offshore Gulf of Mexico” (SECARB) focuses on assembling the knowledge base required for secure, long-term, large-scale carbon dioxide (CO2) subsea storage, with or without enhanced hydrocarbon recovery. The Partnership supports U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE) long-term objective to ensure a comprehensive assessment of the potential to implement offshore CO2 subsea storage in all of the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program Planning areas in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). The SECARB Offshore Partnership will evaluate potential storage opportunities in a specifically defined GOM Study Area.
National expert to the ISO/TC 265 standardization project for CCS and CO2-EOR, specifically to Working Group 3 (Storage), Working Group 4 (Quantification and Verification) and Working Group 6 (CO2-EOR). The scope of work is to assist in bridging the gap between international, US and EU regulatory framework, increasing knowledge and awareness of European legal framework for CCS and CO2-EOR in the working groups. Further, the scope is to assist negotiating and drafting text for the standards, do legal due diligence of the working documents, editorial work etc. IOM Law is technical panel leader for documentation and verification issues in WG4 and for CO2 operations decommissioning issues in WG3 and 6.

 

Identification and analysis of promising carbon capture and utilisation technologies, including their regulatory aspects. The purpose is to identify CCU technologies TRL level 5-7 and analyze the EU legal and policy framework in place to evaluate if there are hurdles or barriers to deploy such technologies. Further, the team delivered recommendations on policy options to facilitate for the technologies. Main contributions to the project was legal assessments and recommendations under EU Law.

 

ECO-BASE (Establishing CO2 enhanced Oil recovery Business Advantages in South Eastern Europe). ECO-BASE is a project in which the purpose is to develop revenue streams and business models for CO2-EOR in South-Eastern Europe (SEE) therefore supporting large scale CCUS deployment. The project is carried out locally in SEE countries: Turkey, Romania and Greece with support from TNO, the Netherlands and IRIS, Norway. The objectives are to model and optimize EOR Store, access technical, legal and regulatory incentives and bottle necks. IOM Law is sub-contracted to provide legal advice and analysis for the project.

 

ZEPNWT TWG ToR Collaboration across the CCS chain, risk and liability. Together with Høydalsvik Petroconsult and IRIS support was provided to the Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP) in their work on cross-chain collaboration for CCS activities. 
An analysis of the export prohibition under the London Protocol. An analysis of alternative options for Norway, the UK and the Netherlands to implement a PCI project for CCS with storage in Norway, despite an existing export prohibition under Article 6 in the London Protocol. The results of the Project were presented at GHGT-14 in Melbourne 2018 and will further be published early 2019.
"Establishing an Early CO2 Storage Complex in Kemper County, MS" (ECO2S) “Southeast Regional Carbon Storage Partnership: Offshore Gulf of Mexico” (SECARB) focuses on assembling the knowledge base required for secure, long-term, large-scale carbon dioxide (CO2) subsea storage, with or without enhanced hydrocarbon recovery.
This Phase III award establishes Project ECO2S as one of five Phase II projects that will enter into the next phase of R&D, which centers on:
  • Assessing and verifying safe and cost-effective commercial-scale geologic storage sites for anthropogenic (or man-made) CO2 emissions; and
  • Assessing the technical and economic viability of carbon capture or purification technologies for sources that will supply CO2 to the storage sites.
Project ECO2S Phase III is exploring the concept of establishing a future, commercial-scale, over 900 MMT of capacity, CO2 Storage Complex in central Mississippi in the 2025 time frame.