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CCUS | Risky business? 

byHeather Leahey

CO2 containment risk has become one of the most popular topics among our clients evaluating CCUS projects. Operators need to understand and evaluate subsurface features that could trigger CO2 migration and containment losses as well as introduce additional safety, reputational and financial risks. These considerations are also important aspects of the Class VI application process for permanent CO2 sequestration. 

CO2 containment risk has become one of the most popular topics among our clients evaluating CCUS projects. Operators need to understand and evaluate subsurface features that could trigger CO2 migration and containment losses as well as introduce additional safety, reputational and financial risks. These considerations are also important aspects of the Class VI application process for permanent CO2 sequestration. 

FIGURE 1 | CO2 containment risks from existing well infrastructure

Source | Enverus Energy Transition Research

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Heather Leahey

Heather joined RS Energy Group (now Enverus) in September 2018 and leads the CCUS Intelligence team. Heather earned a degree in chemical engineering and management from McMaster University and previously worked in exploitation and production roles at Birchcliff Energy and ConocoPhillips. At Enverus she contributes to technology screening, economic analyses and product development.

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