De-risking Libyan giant oilfields for subsurface net zero transition

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Abstract

Fossil fuel production and consumption are central to global CO2 emissions and the geological storage of CO2 is among the promising solutions to achieve the global Net Zero targets.

As the largest crude oil holder in Africa, Libya is one of the main hydrocarbon suppliers in the North Africa region. However, the fossil fuel dependency for economic and energy needs put the country in real challenge in keeping up the global trends toward low-carbon transition.

This research aims to explore options for Libya to transition its subsurface resources for net zero applications, with particular focus on CO2 storage potential. The objectives are to (a) examine geological suitability of the giant oilfields for CO2 storage and estimate CO2 storage capacity. (b) conduct fault stability analysis to ensure CO2 storage security.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2022
EventETP 11th Annual Conference 2022: A Net Zero Conference for Emerging Researchers - Online, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Nov 20221 Nov 2022
https://www.etp-scotland.ac.uk/Events-News/Events/Post/id/1157/etp-11th-annual-conference-2022-a-net-zero-conference-for-emerging-researchers

Conference

ConferenceETP 11th Annual Conference 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period1/11/221/11/22
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Keywords

  • de-risking
  • Libya
  • giant oilfields
  • Libyan oilfields
  • subsurface
  • transition
  • Net Zero

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