Subsurface mineralization versus other trapping mechanisms and relative potential in the Netherlands: an initial evaluation

Experiments indicate that mineralization processes will have a moderate effect on CO2 trapping in the subsurface of the Netherlands. For this reason, the R&D focus has shifted to two other issues in relation to CO2 storage in the subsurface. These are caprock integrity and well impairment by salt precipitation following CO2 injection. This note also addresses progress on these issues in 2008.