It includes the depth and location of the geologic formations of interest, the distance from aquifers, the position of known pre-existing faults, etc. S4CE will collect baseline information regarding all environmental risks (e.g., microseismic activity, water quality, emissions, etc.). These data are essential for quantifying the effects of anthropogenic operations on the environmental risks, and for completing the design of Life-Cycle-Assessment based software for environmental impact determination. It will also be required to completely understand the instrumentation available at the 4 field sites, for properly deploying the technologies invented and developed by S4CE. Finally, this task is responsible for coordinating the collection of samples (rock, biological and gaseous), which are required for implementing the technologies discussed in Work Package 3 – Instruments and Tools: Development and Deployment (CoreVault, PUSH50 and thermo-genic vs. bio-genic methane differentiation) and for characterizing the samples, as described in Work Package 4 – Samples and Fluid Characterisation.
This document has been prepared in close collaboration with the colleagues working at the five sites namely Ragna Björk Bragadóttir and Sandra Ósk Snæbjörnsdóttir from the CarbFix project and the Nesjavellir site located at the Hellisheidi power plant in Iceland, Ryan Law from the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power (UDDGP) project in Cornwall (United Kingdom), Thomas Bloch from the St.Galler Stadtwerke in Switzerland and Roberto Ferrario from the ENI oil treatment center in Trecate (Italy). The field sites are also shown in the map below.
In the report, each field site is described separately from North to South.