An integrated CCS project has been established to demonstrate the technical viability and safe operation of carbon capture and storage in the Surat Basin. CTSCo has been funded by the Australian Government and the Australian Black Coal industry, and its Low Emission Technology Australia (LETA) fund, to deliver the feasibility study and front end engineering design (FEED) stage.

The company has been granted a single green house gases (GHG) exploration permit for tenement EPQ 7 in the Surat Basin as the preferred site for a pilot injection. A test injection of CO2 is now scheduled to begin in 2020.

COstorage research focus – Surat 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.