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Drilling complete as part of research to develop low cost, low impact CO2 monitoring
Drilling complete as part of research to develop low cost, low impact CO2 monitoring 17-Oct-2019

A 59-day drilling program has been successfully completed at CO2CRC’s Otway National CCS Research Centre, located at Nirranda South in south-west Victoria. On 18 September the last of four new 1600-metre-deep monitoring wells was drilled and cased with each well equipped with the latest technolog..

Otway Stage 3 Project a 24-hour operation
Otway Stage 3 Project a 24-hour operation 29-Aug-2019

Many people are surprised to learn that the drilling currently taking place at our Otway National Research Facility happens 24-hours, seven days a week. One 15 person crew works 12 noon – 12 midnight. Another crew takes over for the 12 midnight – 12 noon shift. The crew sleep in on site cab..

Kids Tim Tam slam in the name of science
Kids Tim Tam slam in the name of science 15-Aug-2019

CO2CRC attracted lots of attention at a Science Week event held at Gippsland Tech School, Morwell on 14 August 2019. The kids loved using a Tim Tam to learn how CO2 travels through porous rock (and eating the Tim Tam afterwards!)..

First edition of monthly newsletter, CO2CRC Insights, out now
First edition of monthly newsletter, CO2CRC Insights, out now 12-Aug-2019

Check out the first issue of CO2CRC Insights here. This monthly newsletter will keep you updated on CCS in the news, developments in technology and explain an aspect of CCS each month...

CO2CRC appoints Distinguished Scientists
CO2CRC appoints Distinguished Scientists 25-Jul-2019

CO2CRC today announced the appointment of Professors Peter Cook, Kelly Thambimuthu and John Kaldi as Distinguished Scientists at CO2CRC. “We are delighted to formalise appointments with Professors Cook, Thambimuthu and Kaldi. All three have made outstanding contributions to the field of carbon ..

Latest updates on the drilling for CO2CRC’s biggest project to date 22-Jul-2019

Tuesday 1 October 2019 We’ve reached another milestone with the final perforating run successfully completed in the monitoring well, CRC-6. This means we’ve now perforated all five stage 3 wells and avoided any damage to our primary seismic detection cable.  This gives us the best possible o..

“Our fixation on renewables narrows the options,” says David Byers in The Australian
“Our fixation on renewables narrows the options,” says David Byers in The Australian 22-Jul-2019

In an opinion piece in The Australian on Thursday 18 July 2019, CO2CRC's CEO, David Byers, discusses how our fixation on renewables narrows the options.  Forty years ago, oil, gas and coal supplied 80 per cent of the world’s energy. Forty years later, hydrocarbons still supply 80 per c..

Work starts at CO2CRC’s Otway National CCS Research Facility Stage 3 Project
Work starts at CO2CRC’s Otway National CCS Research Facility Stage 3 Project 17-Jul-2019

A drilling rig has arrived at CO2CRC’s Otway National CCS Research Facility, located at Nirranda South in south-west Victoria. This weekend it will start drilling four new 1600-metre-deep monitoring wells which will be equipped with the latest technologies in fibre optics sensing and subsurface ga..

Improving pore space utilisation
Improving pore space utilisation 18-Jun-2019

For CCS to achieve the required contribution to the Paris Agreement’s aim to keep the global temperature increase from anthropogenic CO2 emissions to 2°C or below, the annual net volume  of CO2 storage needs to increase dramatically. Internationally, this requires a significant increase in CCS i..