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Understanding the Long-Term fate of geologically stored CO2
ULTimateCO2 will: 
1) significantly advance our knowledge of specific processes that could influence the long-term (LT) fate of geologically stored CO2,
2) yield validated tools for predicting LT storage site performance. 
The 4-year collaborative programme will cover detailed lab, field and modelling studies of the main physical & chemical processes involved and their impacts in the LT: 
a) trapping mechanisms in the reservoir (structural, dissolution, residual, mineral), 
b) fluid-rock interactions and effects on mechanical integrity of fractured caprock and faulted systems,
c) leakage due to mechanical & chemical damage in the well vicinity.