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1 ENERGY FROM THE DEPTHS OF THE EARTH Underground Gas Storages Operations and Engineering ESK GmbH,

2 Company profile 100% subsidiary of RWE The engineers, geoscientists and geologists at ESK GmbH have longterm experience (> 20 years) and unrivalled know-how in the fields of porous rock and cavern storage engineering ESK GmbH, PAGE 2

3 Useful information Underground storage facilities are primarily used to balance seasonal fluctuations in demand Two types of underground storages: Porous rock storages (depleted oil and gas reservoirs, aquifer structures) Storage of large gas volumes Cavern storages (salt caverns, rock caverns or abandoned mines) More specific capacity and more flexibility ESK GmbH, PAGE 3

4 Our services Concept and project planning Feasibility studies, geological modelling Planning of technical facilities Authority engineering Construction and project management Construction works Project management Quality management Operation and operational management Operational management Supervision of operation Maintenance management Documentation ESK GmbH, PAGE 4

5 Our services Engineering services for planning, constructing, operating and monitoring underground storage facilities a Consultancy services, surveys, studies b Engineering underground storage facilities c Renewable energy d Research and Development e Software/ Management systems f Special services ESK GmbH, PAGE 5

6 Consultancy services, surveys, studies Consultancy services in the field of underground storage Geological studies (regional surveys) Geological modelling including structural analyses and stratigraphy Services at a glance Formation evaluation including log interpretation and well test analyses Feasibility studies Technical assessment within the scope of due diligence projects Field development plans Geomechanic studies Reservoir studies ESK GmbH, PAGE 6

7 Consultancy services, surveys, studies 3D reservoir simulation studies for various gas storage facilities in Austria Well integrity studies for various gas storage facilities in Austria Consultancy and engineering services for gas storage project Tuz Gölü in Turkey Reference projects Consultancy services for the evaluation of aquifer structure Yort-e-Shah in the Middle East Study of storage opportunities in UK and Netherlands Feasibility of storage extension by additional aquifer horizon at an underground storage facility in the Czech Republic Site selection and feasibility study for potential candidates in Lithuania Due Diligence for various customers ESK GmbH, PAGE 7

8 Engineering underground storage facilities Project planning Preparatory engineering (FEED) Basic and Detail Engineering Authority engineering Services at a glance Leaching, reservoir engineering Supervision Project management Documentation The above-mentioned services can be offered individually, as part of an EPC or Owner s Engineer project. ESK GmbH, PAGE 8

9 Engineering underground storage facilities Services at a glance Operation Operational management on site for: solution mining/leaching first gas fill including supply of ESK own state-of-the-art, remotely-controlled debrining units Documentation of operation Operational management Monitoring of operation Storage process analyses/forecast Process optimisation Mining map management Reporting and operating plans ESK GmbH, PAGE 9

10 Engineering underground storage facilities Reservoir monitoring and storage operation aquifer storage facilities Kalle and Frankenthal as well as cavern storage facilities Epe, Xanten and Staßfurt, Germany Gas completion of 5 caverns, debrining and snubbing, construction of two field pipelines at cavern storage facility Epe, Germany Reference projects Engineering and supervision services for cavern storage facility Empelde, Germany Planning and supervision services for recompletion and repair of wells at aquifer storage facility Kalle, Germany Planning of a brine production cavern at cavern field Neu-Staßfurt, Germany Subsurface engineering for nitrogen cavern storage facility in the Netherlands Engineering and supervision services for gas storage facility in Portugal ESK GmbH, PAGE 10

11 Renewable energy Geothermal energy Geology Services at a glance Drilling and production Reservoir engineering Energy storage Hydrogen Compressed air Heat (aquifers) ESK GmbH, PAGE 11

12 Research and Development Reference projects ADELE Adiabatic Compressed Air Storage Technology, joint project of RWE Power, GE Global Research, Ed. Züblin, DLR, Ooms-Ittner-Hof Preparatory engineering and supervision of CO 2 injection process for pilot project Ketzin, Germany Detail analysis on hydrogen storage in geological formations Tight Gas Reservoirs - Simulation of production behaviour of hydraulic stimulated wells in reservoirs with low permeability CBM (COALMET) Demonstration of possibility of economically feasible gas production from CBM wells using special simulation software ESK GmbH, PAGE 12

13 Software/Management systems ESK own software products: KAVPOOL a thermodynamic simulator for optimising and maximising cavern performance Services at a glance PORTEC a material balance model for the reservoir linked with a surface module for monitoring porous rock storage facilities Storage management systems for: Storage operation Nominations on storage capacities Non-discriminatory access to storage facilities (multi user) ESK GmbH, PAGE 13

14 Software/Management systems Implementation of KAVPOOL/KAVTEC for storage management of gas storage facilities Bad Lauchstaedt und Bernburg Development and implementation of KAVPOOL for rock cavern storage Háje, Czech Republic Reference projects KAVPOOL licences for various customers (storage facilities Reckrod, Jemgum, Mogilno) Development and implementation of online storage operation model PORTEC for gas storage facilities Bad Lauchstaedt and Kirchheilingen Consultancy services and development of PORTEConline for expert system TRABIS for 5 gas storage facilities in the Czech Republic Development and implementation of a gas cavern management system for cavern storage facility Aldbrough, UK ESK GmbH, PAGE 14

15 Special services Services at a glance Training sessions on storage technology Storage emergency plans for gas storage facilities including trainings on what to do in case of an emergency Cavern filling with residuals Reference projects Training course Gas storage in aquifer horizons in Brasil Training sessions on storage technology for various customers STOREMAN (Storage Emergency Management System) ESK GmbH, PAGE 15

16 Reference projects Europe Aquifer storage facilities Cavern storage facilities Hydrocarbon reservoirs ESK GmbH, PAGE 16

17 Contact ESK GmbH Administration Flamingoweg Dortmund, Germany T F I ESK GmbH Site Freiberg Halsbruecker Strasse Freiberg, Germany T F Dortmund Staßfurt Leipzig Freiberg ESK GmbH Office Staßfurt An der Loederburger Bahn 4a Staßfurt, Germany T F ESK GmbH Office Leipzig Hauptstrasse Markkleeberg, Germany T F ESK GmbH, PAGE 17

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