CO₂ Storage

The objective of this division is to: develop methods of reservoir characterization and modeling, and new effective monitoring of injected/leaked CO2 to help ensure safe and permanent CO2 sequestration in sub-seabed geologic formations; and propose and realize new carbon storage concepts suitable for geological formations and rock types typical of Japan. The research projects and efforts have been established in such a way that they take into consideration the heterogeneity of the geological formations in Japan, the limited availability of geological data for CO2 injection in aquifer formations, and the requirement for long term monitoring of pressure variations near seismogenic faults.