Discontinuities in CO2 Storage Reservoirs 

The future of global climate is underneath our feet


Every year, billions of tons of CO2 are released into the atmosphere but the damage caused is reversible. The project DISCO2 STORE received EU funding to unite the efforts of international academics, independent research organizations and private companies to develop safe underground CO2 storages.

Within the context of the EU's commitment to eliminate CO2 emissions by 2050, Europe must undertake a series of parallel mitigation actions. One of them is the CO2 sequestration in geological repositories. However, a prerequisite for such an ambitious initiative is a deep understanding of the reservoir characteristics. CO2 injection operations could prove hazardous due to naturally-occurring or artificial underground mechanical discontinuities (MDs). The DISCO2 STORE project investigates MDs to provide a better interpretation of their effects as well as tools that will ensure safety in CO2 geological sequestration operations.


    • Secondment news: SINTEF welcomes two researchers from Chile and Argentina

      After long delays due to Covid travel restrictions, the first secondments in WP5 were finally in place just before end of 2022! A truly multinational team of scientists, representing YTEC, USACH and SINTEF...

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    • DISCO2 STORE Monthly Seminar WP7

      You are invited to attend DISCO2 STORE monthly seminar on

      Wednesday, 30 November, at 12:00 (UTC+1)
      Numerical modelling of the effect of weak mechanical discontinues during CO2 Sequestration
      presented by...

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    • Ane Lothe's talk at YTEC, Argentina

      Ane Lothe from SINTEF presented her research at the First Monthly Seminar at YTEC on 21 September 2022.

      The seminar not only created a productive environment for knowledge transfer but also boosted "cross-cultural...

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    • Article : La séquestration du CO2 peut contribuer à limiter le changement climatique

      Un article sur le projet a été publié par Allez Savoir! Lausanne. Il présente les membres de notre équipe à l'UNIL et explique comment le stockage du CO2 peut contribuer à l'effort global contre le changement climatique.

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    • 3rd online seminar

      The 3rd online seminar dedicated to the WP2 "Multiscale identification of discontinuities: from outcrop to subsurface" and WP7 "Applications to CO2 injection modelling: heterogeneities in anisotropic...

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    • DISCO2 STORE members meeting at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées

      On 13 December 2021, the members of the DISCO2 STORE consortium met at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Champs-sur-Marne, France.

      Juan Cruz Barría (UNPSJB/ENPC), Diego G. Manzanal (UPM), Christian...

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    • A Field trip in the Austral Basin, Argentina, November 2021

      After months of delays caused by the global pandemic, Alain Zanella from Le Mans Université, France, was finally seconded to YTEC, Argentina. Together with Augusto Varela (CONICET,  Y-TEC SA, Argentina)...

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    • Christian Martín won an award at the "fib PhD Symposium"

      Since its conception in 1996, the fib PhD Symposium has evolved into a highly respected scientific meeting, connecting young researchers and high-profile scientists alike. In August 2021, Christian Martin presented here his research on lightweight cement slurries for carbon capture and storage and won an award as a recognition of the importance and quality of his work

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    • 2nd Online Seminar

      The 2nd DISCO2 STORE online seminar took place on 28 October 2021. It was organised by SINTEF and the Universidad de Santiago de Chile. The topics related to the WP5 covered the research carried out by...

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    • 1st Online Seminar

      The first DISCO2 STORE online seminar took place on 14 May 2021 and was convened by Dr. Santiago Solazzi, Université de Lausanne. The participants of the seminar presented their previous research and...

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    • Kick-off meeting

      The project was officially launched on 25 February 2021 during the Kick-off meeting which was held online.
      The participating organisations were briefly presented by their representatives; the REA Project...

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  • Ane Lothe's talk at YTEC on 21 September 2022