The FRISK project is supported by Equinor, Total and the NCCS consortium (link to NCCSweb page https://www.sintef.no/projectweb/nccs/ ) Research partners are: NGI, NORCE, UiO and UiB.
NGI will contribute with solid background in mechanical testing of reservoir, caprock and faulted materials, as well as experience in risk quantification in geoscience. This expertise will be used to carry out advanced experimental interpretation within the project.
NORCE (Uni Research CIPR) has extensive expertise in reservoir simulation, fault mechanics, uncertainty quantification and software engineering. In-house VESA software, a unique purpose-built simulation tool for CO2 storage, will be utilized and developed. NORCE also will contribute with expertise in commercial reservoir simulation (Eclipse, CMG-GEM).
UiO will contribute with comprehensive expertise on the geology of the Norwegian continental shelf as well as on fault characterization from outcrop based and seismic datasets. UiO will provide state-of-the-art knowledge on fault modelling and contribute with knowledge sharing, covering detailed faults properties and input to reservoir modelling.
UiB will providing extensive expertise in mathematical and numerical modelling of fracture flow and deformation. The UiB group coordinates development of the open-source software PorePy that will be used in the project.
BEG/University of Texas at Austin (Tip Meckel): The Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) at the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) has since 1998 through the Gulf Cost Carbon Center (GCCC) worked with geological sequestration of CO2 focusing on the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). GCCC has experience from a number of diverse projects related to field characterization, storage capacity and risk of leakage.
Swisstopo (Christophe Nussbaum): Ongoing fault stimulation experiments in the Mont Terri Field laboratory is expected to provide new information on the hydro-mechanical coupling in faults and knowledge sharing is of mutual interest for the development of fault models.
Heriot-Watt University (Florian Doster): HWU has a well-established research program on flow in fractured media.
The DETECT project funded by ACT (led by Shell) will examine the field-scale impact of fracture flow and deformation, which is complementary to activities in WP2 and 3.