Field Sites

6 field sites across Europe

St. Gallen

Switzerland

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Cornwall

CarbFix

Iceland

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Mont Terri

Trecate

Nesjavellir

S4CE will deploy advanced instrumentation in three existing field sites in Europe: the CarbFix site in Iceland, one geothermal operation in Cornwall, UK, and a water-gas well in St.Gallen, Switzerland.

Leveraging an investment of ~500M Euro, each site offers unique scientific opportunities. At each site, the operator monitors environmental risks and collects baseline datasets, which will be used to differentiate anthropogenic induced micro-seismicity and stray emissions. Building on this capability, S4CE will provide bespoke cutting edge instrumentation targeted at specific environmental risks.

The instrumentation deployed by S4CE will allow the operators to early detect signs of potential risks, and to implement best-practice operations to mitigate the consequences of such events. S4CE’s rationale is that fast detection of risks and early response will be the best strategy for risk abatement, containment and mitigation. Because the instrumentation will remain in place after the project ends, the S4CE field sites in Europe will become model sites for the testing and demonstration of future cutting-edge technologies and for training the future generations of scientists interested in the sustainable management of sub-surface operations.

New field sites 2019

CarbFix

CarbFix is a CCS consortium operated by RE, UI, Columbia University (USA) and CNRS (France)… more

Cornwall

A new geothermal doublet has been recently approved at this site; it will be installed in 2017… more

St.Gallen

This is an existing scientific, former geothermal well, already instrumented with a micro-seismic array operated by the Swiss Seismic Survey… more

Trecate

Eni’s site, located in Italy, is a highly representative facility of hydrocarbons treatment but operating at reduced regime to facilitate access and evaluation of new technologies… more

Mont Terri

The Mont Terri Project is an international research project for the hydrogeological, geochemical, and geotechnical characterisation of a clay formation… more

Nesjavellir

Nesjavellir Geothermal Field is located in the Northern part of the Hengill central volcano in South West Iceland. Industrial operations at this site commenced in 1990… more