The test site covers an area of approximately 22,000 m2 and was designed and developed by OGS with the aim of providing a facility for the study and testing of innovative geophysical methods, technologies, and well / surface tools under realistic conditions, due to the presence of 4 wells between 150 and 420 m deep, instrumented with accelerometers, geophones and optical fibers (DAS). Furthermore, there are two sensor lines (geophones and DAS), buried about 50 cm deep. The facility has permanent laboratories equipped with instrumentation for recording and processing data in real-time.
The site is a resource for seismic and seismological studies, and acoustic well methodologies for the national and international scientific community.
The site is part of the ECCSEL - ERIC consortium, which includes the main centers of excellence on CO2 separation, transport and confinement (CCS) from 9 European countries and represents a unique scientific test site in Italy.