National Risk Assessment Partnership Program
Established by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP) Program conducts risk assessments to quantify the potential for adverse impacts to human health and the environment as a result of carbon capture and storage operations.
To accomplish these assessments, NRAP harnesses capabilities across five DOE national laboratories to develop a defensible, science-based quantitative methodology for determining risk profiles at carbon storage sites. PNNL’s Subsurface Science and Technology group conducts analyses in the following areas:
- reservoir performance
- natural leakage pathways
- wellbore integrity
- groundwater protection
- systems level monitoring