Presentation of selected projects

HORIZON 2020 project ENOS – Enabling Onshore CO2 Storage in Europe

Project name

HORIZON 2020 project ENOS – Enabling Onshore CO2 Storage in Europe

Funding scheme

European Comission

Glavni istraživač /Koordinator RGNF-a
Principal investigator/ Coordinator Fac Min

Assoc. Prof. Bruno Saftić, PhD. 

Research team (Fac Min Geol Petrol)

Assoc. Prof. Bruno Saftić, PhD, Assoc. Prof. Domagoj Vulin, PhD, Assist. Prof. Iva Kolenković Močilac, PhD, Assist. Prof. Marko Cvetković, PhD, David Rukavina, Grad. Eng.

Principal partner/Coordinator of the project (if not Fac Min)

BRGM-Bureau des Recherces Geologiques and Minieres

Partners

See on web link
http://www.enos-project.eu


Web page (if applicable)

http://www.enos-project.eu

Duration of the project

4 years

Project summary:

The main objective of this 4-year project is to enable the development of CO2 storage onshore in Europe by developing, testing and demonstrating in the field the portfolio of key technologies. Research and experiments at 5 pilot sites will help in advancing the CGS technology to safe and environmentally sound storage in relevant environments. Of the same practical importance is involving the entire society and in particular local population, and thus contributing to the creation of a favourable environment for onshore storage across Europe.
This should be achieved by supporting knowledge sharing to maximise the benefits of demonstration from each site, integrating research results and setting out best practices on key topics based on the findings from real-life experiments, supporting the preparation of new pilot projects that might be upscaled from pilot to demonstration-size storage and by promoting CCS through training and education.
The project is lead by BRGM - Bureau des Recherces Geologiques and Minieres and activities are performed by a consortium of 29 research institutes and universities from 17 countries and the work is organised in 9 work packages. UNIZG-RGNF is involved in WP6, 7 and 8, with various aspects of international cooperation, knowledge integration and education, as well as in definition of the most potential new pilot sites in different regions of Europe and in various geological settings.

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Clay mineralogy in landslide hazard assessment

Project name

Clay mineralogy in landslide hazard assessment

Funding scheme

Bilateral Croatian – Austrian project

Principal investigator/ Coordinator Fac Min

Assoc. Prof. Marta Mileusnić, PhD.

Research team (Fac Min Geol Petrol)

Prof. Goran Durn, Prof. Snježana Mihalić, student Ines Štimac, Asst. Prof. Martin Krkač, and assistants: Sanja Bernat and Marin Sečanj

Partners

- University of Rijeka (UNIRI), Faculty of Civil Engineering (GF);
- University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU),
- Department of Civil Engineering and Natural Hazards (Institute for Applied Geology, IAG);
- Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation (Research Group Geophysics, RGG)

Duration of the project

January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2017

Project summary: 
Landslides, the gravitational movement of hill slope materials, constitute a serious natural hazard in many parts of Croatia and Austria, especially for built-up areas and traffic lines. The purposes of the project are: (1) to improve our understanding of the role of earthen materials, especially clay materials in slope stability and in slope behaviour; and (2) to assess if the material deformation affects its physical properties. The main goals of the project are: (1) detailed mineralogical determination of materials (with emphasis on clay minerals) involved in sliding, especially the materials in the deformation zone and sliding surfaces; (2) to assess the depth of the deformation zone by geophysical techniques, such is electric polarization. The investigation in the frame of the proposed project is carried on the four famous landslides from both countries (Kostanjek and Valići in Croatia and Gschliefgraben and Gradenbach in Croatia). In order to achieve the set objectives, interdisciplinary approach and the cooperation of scientists from four different areas, mineralogy, engineering geology, geophysics and geotechnics are necessary. Therefore, the project engages collaborators from several institutions. The project advances our mutual understanding of the role of mineralogy and geophysics in the assessment of hillslope processes and stability.


Evaluation System for CO2 Mitigation

Project name

Evaluation System for CO2 Mitigation

Funding scheme

Croatian Science Foundation

Principal investigator/ Coordinator Fac Min

Assoc. Prof. Domagoj Vulin PhD

Research team (Fac Min Geol Petrol)

Assoc. Prof. Domagoj Vulin PhD
Assoc. Prof. Daria Karasalihović Sedlar PhD
Assoc. Prof. Bruno Saftić PhD
Assoc. Prof. Tomislav Kurevija PhD
Asst. Prof. Luka Perković PhD
Lucija Jukić, mag. ing.
Marija Macenić, mag. ing.
Maja Arnaut, mag. ing.
Amalia Lekić, mag. ing.

Principal partner/Coordinator of the project (if not Fac Min)

-

Partners

-

Web page (if applicable)

ESCOM

Duration of the project

1st of April 2017 – 1st of April 2019

Project summary:
Oil and gas industry is highly energy intensive and produces significant amounts of CO2. In Croatia, besides activities of oil companies and thermal and power plants representing the large point sources of CO2, there are small companies which are not implementing new, more efficient technologies. There is room for improvement for CO2 mitigation at upstream activities as well as during hydrocarbon exploration and production. The feasibility analysis of available methods in upstream activities could help to develop the basis for further research and analysis of possibilities for CO2 emission reduction in other sectors.
A tool for the initial screening of available methods should be developed in the form of online application that could calculate energy, cost and CO2 emission without measures (without more efficient methods applied) and the same three parameters with mitigation measures applied.
Based on overall heat and power energy scheme, including the CO2 flow path and natural gas logistics related to upstream activities, non-existing components would be analysed with two opposed main objectives in estimation of the overall social welfare:
• maximization of the CO2 (and equivalent) emission reduction into the atmosphere as a result of CO2 mitigation projects, relative to the “no measures” scenario,
• maximization of the overall net present value (NPV) as a result of investment into the various CO2 mitigation projects.
The two opposing objectives lead to a multi-objective optimization, followed by an estimation of the overall optimum of social welfare.
After such analysis, a generic set of equations will be generated for each element analysed in order to design a new process in a modular way. Alongside the created relational database, such algorithms will be implemented as an online application which would provide screening of applicability of those methods to other sectors and serve as open access to information and analysis.

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Overall scheme for balancing electricity, heat, CO2 and natural gas; dotted lines represent features of the system that are currently non-existent; acronyms are: CCS – Carbon Capture and Storage, PP – power plant, CHP – Combined Heat and Power, ORC – Organic Rankine Cycle, RES – Renewable Energy Sources, HP – Heat Pump, EV – Electric Vehicle


Sedimentology, stratigraphy and structural settings of the Plitvice Lakes

Project name

Sedimentology, stratigraphy and structural settings of the Plitvice Lakes

Funding scheme

National Park Plitvice Lakes, Scientific Research Center Dr. Ivo Pevalek

Principal investigator/ Coordinator Fac Min

Assist. Prof. Uroš Barudžija, PhD

Research team (Fac Min Geol Petrol)

Assist. Prof. Uroš Barudžija, PhD
Assist. Prof. Bojan Matoš, PhD
Prof. Igor Vlahović, PhD
Prof. Bruno Tomljenović, PhD

Principal partner/Coordinator of the project (if not Fac Min)

Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb (Department of Geology, Project Leader: Borna Lužar Oberiter, PhD)

Partners

-

Web page (if applicable)

-

Duration of the project

March 2017 – March 2020

Project summary:
Principal objectives of the ongoing research project, performed in cooperation of Faculty of Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering, and Faculty of Science (Department of Geology), both at the University of Zagreb, are:
• To identify and to characterize carbonate facies within the Mesozoic sedimentary sequences in the wide area of Plitvice Lakes. Interpretation of the sedimentary environments and the reconstruction of the Mesozoic palaeogeography in the area, based on the new sedimentological and biostratigraphic data. Re-evaluation of the biostratigraphic data for the Mesozoic sedimentary sequences.
• Structural analysis and description of kinematic properties of identified faults in the wide area of Plitvice Lakes. GIS quantitative morphometric analysis of the digital elevation model of the area. Identification of the associated landscape and landforms, as well as their erosional potential. Correlation with the defined structural units in the area. Reconstruction and visualization of the Plitvice Lakes geological properties with constructed 3D structural model of the study area.
• To popularize the geological properties/history of the Plitvice Lakes.

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Study of sanitary protection zones of wellfield “Barbine” – Lipovac

Project name

Study of sanitary protection zones of wellfield “Barbine” – Lipovac
Study of sanitary protection zones of wellfield “Banovina” – Tovarnik and “Veliki Kraj” – Stari Jankovci
Study of sanitary protection zones of wellfield “Topolik” – Privlaka i “Sojara” - Vrbanja

Funding scheme

Vinkovački vodovod i kanalizacija d.o.o. for water supply and sewage, Croatian Waters

Principal investigator/ Coordinator Fac Min

Full Professor Zoran Nakić, PhD

Research team (Fac Min Geol Petrol)

Full Professor Zoran Nakić, PhD
Zoran Kovač, PhD

Principal partner/Coordinator of the project (if not Fac Min)

-

Partners

-

Web page (if applicable)

-

Duration of the project

2016. – 2017.

Project summary:
New Ordinance for the determination of well field sanitary protection zones (Official Gazette 66/11, 47/13) has established new criteria for the definition of the sanitary protection zones. It has been determined that, based on the values of well field pumping capacities, different minimum groundwater retention times should be used for the definition of III. sanitary protection zone. With regards to that, new sanitary protection zones for well fields "Barbine" - Lipovac, "Banovina" - Tovarnik, "Veliki kraj" - Stari Jankovci, "Topolik" - Privlaka and "Sojara" – Vrbanja have been established. For this purpose, new groundwater quality data have been collected and analysed, existing conceptual groundwater flow models have been upgraded, mathematical models have been revised and used for the definition of new sanitary protection zones, potential contaminants cadastres have been updated, and all relevant data was presented within GIS projects.

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Isochrones of 5 i 10-year groundwater retention times in the area of well field “Barbine” – Lipovac


Report on the well production models analysis for the hydraulically fractured reservoirs at the geothermal field Draškovec

Project name

Report on the well production models analysis for the hydraulically fractured reservoirs at the geothermal field Draškovec

Funding scheme

AAT GEOTHERMAE-Draškovec

Principal investigator/ Coordinator Fac Min

Assist. Prof. Vladislav Brkić, PhD

Research team (Fac Min Geol Petrol)

Assist. Prof. Vladislav Brkić, PhD
Assistant Sonja Koščak Kolin, MSc

Principal partner/Coordinator of the project (if not Fac Min)

-

Partners

-

Web page (if applicable)

-

TDuration of the project

29.5.2017-12.7.2017.

Project summary:
This Report is realized according to the input data from the RDT Interpretation Report prepared by the Halliburton in June 2016 and it is based on the DST data obtained from the INA, d.d. oil company at the Draškovec geothermal well. The Report consists of the well production models analysis for the hydraulically fractured reservoirs at the Draškovec geothermal field, including well production from sandstones and limestones. According to the production model, the analysis of the hydraulically fractured geothermal well in sandstones and limestones of the Draškovec field, well flow would be about 4 times higher under almost the same dynamic bottom hole pressure, compared to the production of the same well, producing without the fracturing operation performed.

 


Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Study of infrastructure for exploitation of natural gas and condensate at the Zalata – Dravica field

Project name

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Study of infrastructure for exploitation of natural gas and condensate at the Zalata – Dravica field

Funding scheme

INA d.d.

Principal investigator/ Coordinator Fac Min

Assoc. Prof. Daria Karasalihović Sedlar, DSc

Research team (Fac Min Geol Petrol)

Assist. Prof. Vladislav Brkić, PhD
Lucija Jukić, mag. ing.
Ivica Pavičić, mag. ing.
Prof. Ivan Dragičević, DSc

Principal partner/Coordinator of the project (if not Fac Min)

-

Partners

Ecomission d.o.o.

Web page (if applicable)

-

Duration of the project

do izdavanja konačnog rješenja o Studiji / Until the end of assessment proces

Project summary:
The environmental impact assessment process is necessary prerequisite for the exploitation of hydrocarbons at the Zalata – Dravica filed. In order to conduct the process the Environmental Impact Assessment Study should be conducted. The analytical investigation of possible impacts of exploitation facilities and infrastructure for natural gas and condensate on environment is the main goal of the EIA Study.

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