The infrastructure to be implemented in this project will expand and strengthen the analytical capability in the centre as well as the ability of the centre to visualize and communicate the scientific results. Particular focus is on equipment that will st rengthen the cooperation within the centre. The equipment is a mixture between proven technology to acquire data and more novel technology to inject CO2 into seafloor sediment substrate.
The equipment items are all important to the SUCCESS centre, and t he centre partners have chosen to contribute by a significant own financing. The planned infrastructure consists of the following four parts.
Petrophysics and Multiphase flow Laboratorium (UiO)
The main goal of the Advanced Petrophysics/Multiphase Flow Laboratory for CO2 storage is to study flow and reactivity under conditions simulating field reservoir in-filling and storage.
DIRECT Distributed Research Collaboration Technology (CMR)
The vision of DIRECT is to provide a new collaborative research e nvironment, and to promote the integration of the partners and their research in the FME centres.
Advanced Benthic Chamber Lander Lab (ABCl-Lab) - Formerly Integrated CO2 laboratory (NIVA)
The proposed, one-of-a-kind iABCl-Lab has the potential to lead to breakthroughs in our understanding of benthic ecosystems, and will fill in major gaps in our understanding of the impacts of CO2 leakage at the seafloor from sub-seabed geological storage sites. The proposed infrastructure will comprise the upgrading of an existing stainless steel benthic chamber lander at NIVA into a unique and versatile tool.
High Resolution Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometers (HR-ICP-MS) (IFE)
The main objective of the HR-ICP-MS is to provide state of the art precision and ac curacy, together with high flexibility regarding type of sample and analyses performed, high capacity, easy access and remote control.