Task Force on Geological Storage

Task Force on Geological Storage

To discuss the geological CO2 storage potential of the Baltic Sea and surrounding regions and to identify research needs and possibilities for international cooperation.

Some of the BSR countries, such as Finland and Estonia, lack any suitable geological CO2 storage sites. Some of the potentially suitable geological formations are bordering several countries and many are still inadequately studied. Sites potentially suitable for CO2 Geological Storage (CGS) in the BSR are composed of Cambrian and Devonian sandstones, located at a depth of more than 800 m in the Baltic Basin, situated onshore and offshore in Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Poland and Russia.

The storage task force plays a vital role in the CGS Baltic EUSBSR seed project which is currently developing a CO2 geological storage project plan for the BSR.

Chair:
Nicklas Nordbäck

CGS Baltic seed project (S81) Project substance report

The CGS Baltic seed project 18.2.2016-31.3.2017 was part-financed by the European Union seed money facility as part of the EU strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). The partnership consisted of Geological Survey of Finland (coordinator), Institute of Geology at Tallinn University of Technology, Uppsala University, Nature Research Centre, Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute and AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. The project goal was to develop a proposal for a CO2 storage project within the Baltic Sea Region (BSR), which addresses the horizontal action Climate and priority area Secure of the EUSBSR.

This report is structured so that the results of each subtask of the seed project are summarised within separate chapters, with chapter numbers corresponding to the subtask numbers in the seed project application. Some of the subtasks have also produced longer reports and other material, which are included as annexes to this report.

View the report here:
CGS Baltic seed project (S81) Project substance report

Contributing authors:
Nicklas Nordbäck, Geological Survey of Finland (coordinator)
Daniel Sopher, Auli Niemi & Chris Juhlin; Uppsala University, Sweden
Alla Shogenova & Kazbulat Shogenov; Institute of Geology at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Saulius Šliaupa & Rasa Šliaupiene; Nature Research Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Adam Wójcicki; Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute, Warsaw, Poland
Stanislaw Nagy & Lukasz Klimkovski; AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland