The Horizon 2020 project S4CE aims to develop, test and implement technologies needed for successfully detecting, quantifying and mitigating the risks connected with geo-energy operations in the sub-surface.
The operations considered by this consortium include geothermal energy, enhanced gas recovery, carbon sequestration, and unconventional operations.
The S4CE consortium includes 23 partners, representing academic institutions, industry energy operators, industrial partners, and research institutes. The consortium is lead by UCL, who have an outstanding track record in managing major European-funded research projects.
S4CE deploys 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.
Three additional field sites joined S4CE in 2019: a hydrocarbon facility in Trecate, Italy, a new geothermal field in Nesjavellir, Iceland and a clay formation in Mont Terri, Switzerland.