- 石油技術協会誌 (ISSN:03709868)
- vol.76, no.6, pp.538-543, 2011 (Released:2014-01-18)
Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS) is a key technology to reduce carbon dioxide emission to the atmosphere and needed to be widely deployed in the world as early as possible. Mainly many developed countries are advancing research, development and demonstration of CCS. The Japanese Government is also conducting an investigation for CCS demonstration project in Japan. Since 2009, field surveys have been conducted at three candidate sites. An offshore pipeline route survey was carried out at the Nakoso-Iwakioki candidate site in 2009, a preliminary survey well was drilled at the Kitakyushu candidate site in 2010, and two 3D seismic surveys were carried out and two survey wells were drilled at the Tomakomai candidate site through 2009 to 2011. A final geological evaluation is being conducted for the Tomakomai candidate site and a demonstration plan will be presented to the Government as soon as the geological evaluation has been completed.