The SW Hub commenced as Australia’s first flagship CCS project in December 2011. It considers the storage potential of the Lesueur sandstone formation in an onshore location of the southern Perth Basin. This is a fluvial sandstone, therefore reservoir quality can be expected to vary in the lateral direction. Historical data is sparse as the region is not well explored. The benefit of demonstrating and confirming the storage potential of this site is proving the significant increase in global storage potential of similar basins.

CO2 storage research priorities – southern Perth Basin

This matrix ranks the research project areas that address the potential risks of storage of  injectivity, capacity, public acceptance and containment against the maturity of the project development from Near Term to Long Term. The matrix highlights the research areas that have been addressed or are under current investigation.