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MUSTANG CO2 Storage Project

Brief description:


Country: European Union

Project type: Storagesite

Scale: Small

Status: Operative

Year of operation 2009-2013

Transport of CO2 by: none

Type of storage: Saline aquifer


MUSTANG visits Otway project, May 2012

MUSTANG is a four-year project, funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme, to develop guidelines, methods and tools for characterising deep saline aquifers for the long-term storage of CO2, as well as develop a methodology for performance and risk assessment. It is being coordinated by Sweden’s Uppsala University. The project consortium comprises 19 academic, research and environmental institutions from European member states.

The project, which runs until 2013, involves field and theoretical investigations and laboratory experiments as well as a field-scale injection test, which is being conducted at Heletz, in Israel. MUSTANG will cover a wide range of activties within two main project areas. More in-depth details are available here. Results will feed into the development of conceptual and numerical models which can be applied at a number of test sites - covering different circumstances and locations - across Europe.

Test injection site

The Heletz structure in Israel has been selected as a test site for CO2 injection experiments, which will be carried out at the edges of a depleting oil reservoir. As of June 2012 drilling of the injection well had been completed, cased and cemented. The next steps of the project are now under way and a second well - for monitoring purposes - was expected to be completed by the end of July 2012. More details about the site here.

MUSTANG derives its name from MUltiple Space and Time scale Approach for the quaNtification of deep saline formations for CO2 storaGe.


Prof Auli Niemi, MUSTANG project coordinator, Uppsala University, email

Other information and press releases

MUSTANG visits Australia's Otway project, May 2012

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