For more detailed information visit the Aquistore website at http://aquistore.ca.
Aquistore is a four year research and monitoring project to demonstrate that storing carbon dioxide (CO2) deep underground (in a brine and sandstone water formation), is a safe, workable solution to reduce greenhouse gases.
Aquistore will demonstrate the scientific and economic feasibility of injecting CO2 into a deep saline geological formation, and provide the knowhow for other jurisdictions and companies thinking of doing the same.
The PTRC has over 10 years of experience managing CO2 monitoring and storage through its management of the IEA GHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project. As the PTRC's second flag ship project, Aqusitore is a direct result of this extensive scientific and research experience.
A Science and Engineering Research Committee (SERC) was formed and has been involved in each step of the project. The SERC has developed a program to address aspects of CO2 injectivity, containment and capacity, and conduct research activities that will be fully integrated with most field operations associated with storage and monitoring.
The storage of CO2 will largely take place deep underground into the Williston Basin, a sedimentary basin present in south eastern Saskatchewan, south western Manitoba, North and South Dakota, and Montana. This sedimentary basin is made up of alternating porous rocks such as limestones and sandstones, and non-porous rocks like shales, anhydrite and salt.
The Aquistore injection well is visible on reclaimed industrial land 2 km west of the Boundary Dam Power Station near Estevan.