Natural Gas Storage

Natural gas storage, like other forms of energy storage, is needed to meet load variations and to improve the resilience and cost effectiveness of energy infrastructure, especially for seasonal variations.

Quintessa's capabilities relate primarily to risk assessment of the storage integrity, building on work on this topic that Quintessa carried out for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE RR606) and subsequent work on reservoir storage for a commercial natural gas operator.

Quintessa's expertise on natural gas storage draws on its wider experience of underground storage of carbon dioxide, hazardous wastes and radioactive wastes. In particular, the highly developed risk assessment and performance assessment methodologies used in these related areas are directly applicable to natural gas storage. One example of this is Quintessa's development and maintenance of an online database of Features, Events and Processes of potential importance to CO2 geological storage.