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Title: A seismic-based CO 2-sequestration regional assessment of the Miocene section, northern Gulf of Mexico, Texas and Louisiana

Abstract

Relying primarily on 3D-seismic data, an assessment of the major structural elements of the Miocene section, northern Gulf of Mexico (Texas and Louisiana), was initiated here to identify prospective subsurface areas for permanent geologic storage of anthropogenic CO 2. Identifying and mapping fault planes and key stratigraphic surfaces in the seismic data helped identify several areas that may be suitable for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects of scale. Prospective sites that included proximity to anthropogenic sources of CO 2, RMS amplitude intervals that indicate confining zones that greatly retard vertical migration of buoyant CO 2, and structural closures were ranked on a regional scale. Local site (Site 1) assessment used hydrocarbon-based and volumetric-based methods to estimate the amount of CO 2 that can be safely injected into a prospective site’s permanent storage reservoirs.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States). Gulf Coast Carbon Center. Bureau of Economic Geology. Jackson School of Geosciences
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
OSTI Identifier:
1495403
Grant/Contract Number:  
FE0026083; FE0029487
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 81; Journal ID: ISSN 1750-5836
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; CO2 sequestration; structural closure; Miocene section; northern Gulf of Mexico; storage resources; site assessment

Citation Formats

DeAngelo, Michael V., Fifariz, Reynaldy, Meckel, Tip, and Treviño, Ramon H. A seismic-based CO2-sequestration regional assessment of the Miocene section, northern Gulf of Mexico, Texas and Louisiana. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2018.12.009.
DeAngelo, Michael V., Fifariz, Reynaldy, Meckel, Tip, & Treviño, Ramon H. A seismic-based CO2-sequestration regional assessment of the Miocene section, northern Gulf of Mexico, Texas and Louisiana. United States. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2018.12.009.
DeAngelo, Michael V., Fifariz, Reynaldy, Meckel, Tip, and Treviño, Ramon H. Tue . "A seismic-based CO2-sequestration regional assessment of the Miocene section, northern Gulf of Mexico, Texas and Louisiana". United States. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2018.12.009.
@article{osti_1495403,
title = {A seismic-based CO2-sequestration regional assessment of the Miocene section, northern Gulf of Mexico, Texas and Louisiana},
author = {DeAngelo, Michael V. and Fifariz, Reynaldy and Meckel, Tip and Treviño, Ramon H.},
abstractNote = {Relying primarily on 3D-seismic data, an assessment of the major structural elements of the Miocene section, northern Gulf of Mexico (Texas and Louisiana), was initiated here to identify prospective subsurface areas for permanent geologic storage of anthropogenic CO2. Identifying and mapping fault planes and key stratigraphic surfaces in the seismic data helped identify several areas that may be suitable for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects of scale. Prospective sites that included proximity to anthropogenic sources of CO2, RMS amplitude intervals that indicate confining zones that greatly retard vertical migration of buoyant CO2, and structural closures were ranked on a regional scale. Local site (Site 1) assessment used hydrocarbon-based and volumetric-based methods to estimate the amount of CO2 that can be safely injected into a prospective site’s permanent storage reservoirs.},
doi = {10.1016/j.ijggc.2018.12.009},
journal = {International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control},
number = ,
volume = 81,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {12}
}

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