Field Sites6 field sites across Europe
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.