Regional study on potential CO2 geosequestration in the Collie Basin and the Southern Perth Basin of Western Australia

Varma, Sunil, Underschultz, Jim, Dance, Tess, Langford, Robert, Esterle, Joan, Dodds, Kevin and van Gent, Dominique (2009) Regional study on potential CO2 geosequestration in the Collie Basin and the Southern Perth Basin of Western Australia. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26 7: 1255-1273. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2008.05.001


Author Varma, Sunil
Underschultz, Jim
Dance, Tess
Langford, Robert
Esterle, Joan
Dodds, Kevin
van Gent, Dominique
Title Regional study on potential CO2 geosequestration in the Collie Basin and the Southern Perth Basin of Western Australia
Journal name Marine and Petroleum Geology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0264-8172
1873-4073
Publication date 2009-08-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2008.05.001
Open Access Status
Volume 26
Issue 7
Start page 1255
End page 1273
Total pages 19
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier Ltd
Language eng
Abstract Coal-fired power stations in Collie, Western Australia emit 10 million tonnes of CO2 per year. This study assesses the potential opportunities of geological storage of CO2 both within the Collie Basin and the onshore part of the adjacent Southern Perth Basin of Western Australia within 50 km of Collie town site through a desktop evaluation of existing data. The aquifers and coal formations within both basins have been evaluated for their suitability for storage based on geological, geographical and environmental criteria related to storage capacity, injectivity, proximity to sources of CO2, location of other natural resources and containment security. The study has concluded that there is limited scope for large-scale storage of CO2 within the Collie Basin. In addition the potential for storage within coals of either basin is not a viable solution. This assessment is based on published criteria for CO2 storage in sedimentary basins and coal-bearing formations.
Keyword Geosequestration
Collie Basin
Southern Perth Basin
Harvey Ridge
Greenhouse gas
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Sustainable Minerals Institute Publications
 
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