The permit application, which has recently been filed with relevant French authorities, covers portions of the Departments of Meuse, Meurthe-et-Moselle, and Moselle. If the exploration permit is awarded, the goal of this phase, which would take place between 2011 and 2014, is to complete the existing document-based analysis and to acquire additional geological data so as to confirm that the areas under consideration are indeed appropriate for CO2 storage.
If the results from this exploration phase are positive and the relevant authorities award the corresponding injection license, CO2 would be stored within deep geological layers demonstrated as having the properties requisite for guarantying that storage, with respect to safeguarding human health and the environment over the long term. The geological targets under investigation are saline aquifers situated at depths greater than 1,000m.
Within ArcelorMittal GeoLorraine Geogreen role during the confirmation phase will be to assist and manage all operations and studies relating to the sub-surface. In the case that an injection license is granted, Geogreen will participate in operations and maintenance of the CO2 transportation and storage parts of the project.
Geogreen Public Relations
Pierre Le Thiez
Phone: +33 1 47 08 73 00