Project: DigiMon - Digital Monitoring of CO2 storage projects

Acronym DIGIMON (Reference Number: 299622)
Duration 01/09/2019 - 31/08/2022
Project Topic The overall objective of the DigiMon project is to materially accelerate the implementation of CCS by developing and demonstrating an affordable, smart, flexible and societally embedded Digital Monitoring early-warning system, for monitoring any CO2 storage reservoir and subsurface barrier system. As secondary objectives the DigiMon concept aims to develop and combine distributed fibre-optic sensing technology, seismic point sensors and gravimetry with proven ethernet-based digital communication and near real-time, web-based smart data processing software. The DigiMon system will be flexible and interchangeable with respect to the environment (offshore or onshore) and to new system components provided by market-driven technology development. To develop a societally relevant monitoring system that addresses the views and worries of stakeholder groups and citizens, DigiMon will have a particular focus on knowledge communication and dissemination with the public and policy makers.
Project Results
(after finalisation)
The outcome of the DigiMon project will be the validation of an affordable, smart, flexible and societally embedded digital monitoring early-warning system for MMV of CO2 storage, combining proven and less mature components into a holistic, integrated system. The DigiMon system is a suite of technologies combined via a rigorous framework of model design. The project will raise the TRL of monitoring technologies, in particular of fibre-optic sensors. This will provide industry with a wider range of options with complementary characteristics. The societal acceptance of CCS and DigiMon will also be assessed. The impact of DigiMon will be the adoption of the technology by industry and regulators. Precise and accurate monitoring will provide improved reliability of leakage detection at minimal cost. Reliable monitoring will also build confidence in CCS in the general population. Acceptance by the public is vital for CCS to make a significant impact in reducing anthropogenic emissions of CO2
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Norwegian Research Centre Coordinator Norway
2 NTNU Partner Norway
4 Center for Renewable Energy Source and Saving Partner Greece
5 SEDONA Development Partner Romania
6 Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research UFZ Partner Germany
7 University of Bristol Partner United Kingdom
8 TNO Partner Netherlands
9 Geotomographie GmbH Partner Germany
10 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Partner United States
11 Silixa Ltd Partner United Kingdom
12 EQUINOR ASA Partner Norway
13 REPSOL NORGE AS Partner Norway