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Quantitative analysis of time-lapse seismic monitoring at the Sleipner CO2 storage operation

Chadwick, Andy; Clochard, Vincent; Delepine, Nicolas; Labat, Karine; Sturton, Susan; Buddensiek, Maike L.; Dillen, Menno; Nickel, Michael; Lima, Anne Louise; Williams, Gareth; Neele, Filip; Arts, Rob; Rossi, Giuliana. 2010 Quantitative analysis of time-lapse seismic monitoring at the Sleipner CO2 storage operation. The Leading Edge, 29 (2). 170-177. 10.1190/1.3304820

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Abstract/Summary

The CO2 storage operation at Sleipner in the Norwegian North Sea provides an excellent demonstration of the application of time-lapse surface seismic methods to CO2 plume monitoring under favorable conditions. Injection commenced at Sleipner in 1996 with CO2 separated from natural gas being injected into the Utsira Sand, a major saline aquifer of late Cenozoic age. CO2 injection is via a near-horizontal well at a depth of about 1012 m below sea level (bsl) some 200 m below the reservoir top, at a rate approaching 1 million tonnes (Mt) per year, with more than 11 Mt currently stored.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1190/1.3304820
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Energy Science
Date made live: 03 Mar 2010 15:45
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/9418

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