The U.S. Department of Energy is ready to shell out up to a half million dollars to test monitoring technologies at a Royal Dutch Shell’s oil sands carbon-capture and storage facility. The facility is currently under construction.
The government department will be field testing advanced monitoring, verification and accounting technologies for the storage of carbon dioxide underground at the Quest project. Such technologies could be crucial to track the movement of carbon dioxide in underground storage reservoirs and to ensure the gas is permanently stored.
The $1.35 billion Quest project will be Canada’s second carbon and storage project when completed later this year. The other is in Saskatchewan.