Since the goal of CCUS is to reduce carbon emissions from industrial sources, associated regulations are predicted to be extremely strict. Leakage from underground CO2 wells will be carefully monitored to ensure the health and safety of personnel and the public. In addition, this careful monitoring will serve to verify that the total injected CO2 volume is stored in a controlled way and in the correct target formations.
To help industries meet these challenges, Vallourec experts are developing monitoring solutions to help detect gas leaks in often inaccessible areas.
“Unique among tube manufacturers, Vallourec is developing both the piping to inject CO2 into wells and the monitoring solutions to ensure the carbon remains underground. Our goal is to provide the necessary services and expertise to industries looking to lower their CO2 emissions and use clean energy.”