26th October 2011
This RfP is now closed.
The Energy Technologies Institute has announced a Request for Proposal for Hosting of United Kingdom Storage Appraisal Project Web-Enabled Database and GIS.
The UK Storage Appraisal Project (UKSAP) was commissioned by the ETI in September 2009. This £4M project aims to provide a fully auditable and defensible overall estimate of UK CO2 storage capacity in offshore geological formations, to inform future roll out of CCS in the UK.
The project, led by Senergy Alternative Energy and involving the key centres of expertise in the UK in CO2 storage appraisal, is currently nearing completion.
The major deliverable from the project is a web-enabled database and GIS (WDG) containing the geological data, storage estimates, risk assessments and economics of the nearly 600 potential storage units identified by the project, covering both depleted oil and gas reservoirs and saline aquifers. The ETI recognises that this project and its results represent a major UK asset, and now wishes to ensure that the project results, including the WDG, be made widely available to all parties working on or interested in CCS.
Through this RfP, the ETI is seeking an organisation with the capacity to licence the WDG, provide wide access to its contents, support users and act as a focus for its future expansion and development. The ETI’s required outcome is that access to the UKSAP WDG is made available to the wide UK CCS community, under conditions which would encourage widespread use, and that the database contents are developed as improved data and methodologies are developed. Through the widespread use of this national asset, the roll out of CCS in the UK will be enhanced.