EU Project CO2SINK: In-situ R&D Laboratory for Geological Storage of CO2; Work Package 6.1: Dynamic Flow Modeling

Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems

Funded by the European Commission from 04/2004 to 02/2010


Numerical modelling and simulation can address three important issues associated with the subsurface CO2 sequestration plans for CO2SINK, which practically cannot be examined with other means. These issues are:
Simulation of what-if scenarios to assist planning and design of the Ketzin subsurface sequestration laboratory and accompany the injection experiments.

Understanding the long-term fate of CO2: plume evolution, phase changes, chemical reactions and their influence in the porespace/permeability evolutions of host and cap rocks.

Support risk assessment for the long term evolution of the CO2 reservoir.
The issues addressed are taylored to the specific characteristics of the Ketzin site and will follow closely the operational development of this sequestration facility. Moreover, the results from this study will be relevant to other similar geological environments in Europe and worldwide.

Project manager

Class, Holger

Research assistants

Kopp, Andreas
Darcis, Melanie




04/2004 - 02/2010


Sixth Framework Programme of EU

Cooperation partners


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