Experience sharing Focus groups

The purpose of the Experience Sharing Focus Groups (ESFGs) is to share experience and recommendations

In order to successfully deploy commercial CCS with onshore storage across Europe, a series of pilot projects needs to be developed and realized, paving the way for larger-scope demonstration projects. The experience gained from existing pilots needs to be maximised through knowledge sharing and identifying analogous sites where the lessons learned can be most effectively applied to catalyse the next generation of successful onshore storage projects.

Amongst the various knowledge sharing activities of the ENOS project, the purpose of the Experience Sharing Focus Groups (ESFGs) is to share experience and recommendations around various specific topics. The Groups are open to all researchers and pilot sites. The topics are different from research priorities, as they can also be more practical issues: the goal is to remove any hurdles to running a successful pilot site. At least seven webinars and three workshops are planned in total as part of the ENOS project.


ESFG activities



The goal of this workshop was to brainstorm and to plan future topics to be presented during webinars or workshops.

Introduction by Thomas Le Guenan, coordinator of the Experience Sharing Focus Groups.

Minutes of the workshop

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The H2020 project ENOS (Enabling Onshore Storage) organises a series of webinars as part of the Experience Sharing Focus Groups. The goal is to share knowledge and experience in order to facilitate the development of onshore CO2 storage pilots.

  • 1st ESFG webinar: “Data archiving and Management” (13 December 2017)
    This first webinar is dedicated to Data archiving and Management. This is especially relevant for pilot and demonstration sites of all sizes where monitoring generates a large amount of heterogeneous data. How to store it? How to share it amongst the researchers? How to ensure consistency with the data? Etc.
  • 2nd ESFG webinar: "Smart" drilling for CO2 storage sites - reduction of costs (28 March 2018)
    The second webinar was dedicated to “smart” drilling and reduction of related costs. Can we reduce costs by using other than traditional drilling technology common for oil & gas projects? Can we use slim hole wells? What will be the consequences for other well-based activities like well logging, sampling, size of cores for laboratory tests, installation of monitoring devices, etc.?
  •  3rd ESFG webinar: "CO2 supply, onsite handling and injection strategies" (12 February 2019)
    The third webinar was dedicated to CO2 supply, onsite handling and injection. CO2 injection and storage pilots usually focus on specific aspects related to storage, and are not always part of a full-chain CCS project. Consequently, these projects need to find a source of CO2 for performing the injection. There is already a wealth of experience on this matter, considering the number of injection pilots, but little practical information is in fact available. The goal of this webinar is to discuss some of these experiences, and possibly provide practical recommendations for pilots that are still in the pre-injection phase.
  • 4th ESFG webinar: "Public communication and engagement in the development of CO2 storage projects" (4 June 2019)
    The fourth webinar was dedicated to the topic of public communication and engagement in the development of CO2 storage projects. As any industrial operation, the implementation of a CO2 storage project requires a robust communication plan, and in particular with the general public. If managing the potential opposition is often perceived as the primary goal, establishing a good relationship with local communities has far more benefits. The goal of this webinar is to present some real-life experience of public communication and engagement associated with a CO2 storage project, and to introduce key lessons-learned from these experiences and reviews. 

For any information, please contact the task leader Thomas Le Guenan (t.leguenan@brgm.fr)