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Title: Geophysical Monitoring Methods Evaluation for the FutureGen 2.0 Project

Abstract

A comprehensive monitoring program will be needed in order to assess the effectiveness of carbon sequestration at the FutureGen 2.0 carbon capture and storage (CCS) field-site. Geophysical monitoring methods are sensitive to subsurface changes that result from injection of CO 2 and will be used for: (1) tracking the spatial extent of the free phase CO 2 plume, (2) monitoring advancement of the pressure front, (3) identifying or mapping areas where induced seismicity occurs, and (4) identifying and mapping regions of increased risk for brine or CO 2 leakage from the reservoir. Site-specific suitability and cost effectiveness were evaluated for a number of geophysical monitoring methods including: passive seismic monitoring, reflection seismic imaging, integrated surface deformation, time-lapse gravity, pulsed neutron capture logging, cross-borehole seismic, electrical resistivity tomography, magnetotellurics and controlled source electromagnetics. The results of this evaluation indicate that CO 2 injection monitoring using reflection seismic methods would likely be difficult at the FutureGen 2.0 site. Electrical methods also exhibited low sensitivity to the expected CO 2 saturation changes and would be affected by metallic infrastructure at the field site. Passive seismic, integrated surface deformation, time-lapse gravity, and pulsed neutron capture monitoring were selected for implementation as part of themore » FutureGen 2.0 storage site monitoring program.« less

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  1. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1209004
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Energy Procedia
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 63; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1876-6102
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 58 GEOSCIENCES; carbon sequestration; carbon capture and storage; monitoring; geophysics

Citation Formats

Strickland, Chris E., USA, Richland Washington, Vermeul, Vince R., USA, Richland Washington, Bonneville, Alain, USA, Richland Washington, Sullivan, E. Charlotte, USA, Richland Washington, Johnson, Tim C., USA, Richland Washington, Spane, Frank A., USA, Richland Washington, Gilmore, Tyler J., and USA, Richland Washington. Geophysical Monitoring Methods Evaluation for the FutureGen 2.0 Project. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.474.
Strickland, Chris E., USA, Richland Washington, Vermeul, Vince R., USA, Richland Washington, Bonneville, Alain, USA, Richland Washington, Sullivan, E. Charlotte, USA, Richland Washington, Johnson, Tim C., USA, Richland Washington, Spane, Frank A., USA, Richland Washington, Gilmore, Tyler J., & USA, Richland Washington. Geophysical Monitoring Methods Evaluation for the FutureGen 2.0 Project. United States. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.474.
Strickland, Chris E., USA, Richland Washington, Vermeul, Vince R., USA, Richland Washington, Bonneville, Alain, USA, Richland Washington, Sullivan, E. Charlotte, USA, Richland Washington, Johnson, Tim C., USA, Richland Washington, Spane, Frank A., USA, Richland Washington, Gilmore, Tyler J., and USA, Richland Washington. Wed . "Geophysical Monitoring Methods Evaluation for the FutureGen 2.0 Project". United States. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.474. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1209004.
@article{osti_1209004,
title = {Geophysical Monitoring Methods Evaluation for the FutureGen 2.0 Project},
author = {Strickland, Chris E. and USA, Richland Washington and Vermeul, Vince R. and USA, Richland Washington and Bonneville, Alain and USA, Richland Washington and Sullivan, E. Charlotte and USA, Richland Washington and Johnson, Tim C. and USA, Richland Washington and Spane, Frank A. and USA, Richland Washington and Gilmore, Tyler J. and USA, Richland Washington},
abstractNote = {A comprehensive monitoring program will be needed in order to assess the effectiveness of carbon sequestration at the FutureGen 2.0 carbon capture and storage (CCS) field-site. Geophysical monitoring methods are sensitive to subsurface changes that result from injection of CO2 and will be used for: (1) tracking the spatial extent of the free phase CO2 plume, (2) monitoring advancement of the pressure front, (3) identifying or mapping areas where induced seismicity occurs, and (4) identifying and mapping regions of increased risk for brine or CO2 leakage from the reservoir. Site-specific suitability and cost effectiveness were evaluated for a number of geophysical monitoring methods including: passive seismic monitoring, reflection seismic imaging, integrated surface deformation, time-lapse gravity, pulsed neutron capture logging, cross-borehole seismic, electrical resistivity tomography, magnetotellurics and controlled source electromagnetics. The results of this evaluation indicate that CO2 injection monitoring using reflection seismic methods would likely be difficult at the FutureGen 2.0 site. Electrical methods also exhibited low sensitivity to the expected CO2 saturation changes and would be affected by metallic infrastructure at the field site. Passive seismic, integrated surface deformation, time-lapse gravity, and pulsed neutron capture monitoring were selected for implementation as part of the FutureGen 2.0 storage site monitoring program.},
doi = {10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.474},
journal = {Energy Procedia},
number = C,
volume = 63,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2014},
month = {Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2014}
}

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