CO₂ FEP database now open access

The Generic CO₂ Geological Storage Database of Features, Events and Processes (FEPs), developed by Quintessa, is now open access. It provides a tool to support the assessment of long-term safety and performance of geological carbon dioxide (CO₂) storage.

An important component to any systems analysis or risk assessment is a comprehensive database of features, events and processes (FEPs) relating to the possible ways in which the system could evolve. Taking a structured approach to compiling and ordering FEPs facilitates their comprehensiveness, and making the information available online aids transparency.

Since 2004, Quintessa has provided a structured online FEP database for geological storage of CO₂ and this is now open access. The FEPs in the database have been included for their relevance to the long-term safety and performance of the storage system after injection of CO₂ has been completed and the injection boreholes have been sealed. The database currently includes around 200 FEPs in a hierarchical structure, with individual FEPs grouped into eight categories. Each FEP has a text description and an associated discussion of its relevance to long-term performance and safety. Key references from the published literature are included to enable retrieval of more detailed information for each FEP. The database incorporates hyperlinks to other relevant sources of information (reports, websites, maps, photographs, videos, etc.), and is searchable in a variety of ways.

Please use the following bibliographic reference when citing the Generic CO₂ FEP Database in publications: Quintessa (2014). Generic CO₂ FEP Database, Version 2.0.0. Quintessa Limited, Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom. Open access on-line database

The latest version of the CO₂ FEP database is 2.0.0. Older versions of the database (1.1.0 and 1.0.1) are also open access.