Onshore time-lapse borehole seismic project for CO2 injection monitoring

Dalhius, Leon, Garnett, Andrew, Whitcombe, Jason, Galybin, Konstantin and Shafiq, Muhammad (2012). Onshore time-lapse borehole seismic project for CO2 injection monitoring. In: ASEG Extended Abstracts. 22nd International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia, (3-4). 26-29 February 2012. doi:10.1071/ASEG2012ab262

Author Dalhius, Leon
Garnett, Andrew
Whitcombe, Jason
Galybin, Konstantin
Shafiq, Muhammad
Title of paper Onshore time-lapse borehole seismic project for CO2 injection monitoring
Conference name 22nd International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 26-29 February 2012
Proceedings title ASEG Extended Abstracts
Journal name Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists. Extended Abstracts
Place of Publication Collingwood, VIC, Australia
Publisher CSIRO
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Published abstract
DOI 10.1071/ASEG2012ab262
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 2012
Issue 1
Start page 3
End page 4
Total pages 2
Language eng
Abstract/Summary An innovative time-lapse borehole seismic project for onshore CO2 injection monitoring was conducted in 2010 for ZeroGen in Australia. The goal of the seismic project was to investigate borehole seismic methods to monitor the effects of supercritical CO2 injection in tight, saline reservoir rocks. Results from processing data acquired before and after injection show that a time-lapse, pseudo-4D VSP approach detected likely changes in subsurface acoustic behaviour. A comprehensive borehole seismic program, consisting of two rig source VSPs, an offset VSP, and four Walkaway VSP surveys, was acquired pre-CO2 Injection in the vertical well and then repeated post-injection. Data were acquired using an eight-shuttle VSI seismic tool down-hole and a vibroseis mini-buggy as source. Data processing focused on achieving a repeatable workflow to ensure that time-lapse effects can be effectively analysed. A near surface basalt layer significantly affected both measured time and recorded signatures. This required special handling of surface statics and of source signature variations. The pre- and post injection survey results were analysed for acoustic changes related to the injection program. A time-lapse change in acoustic response in the injection interval was observed on all available borehole seismic datasets. The processed offset and Walkaway VSP images also provided estimates of lateral extent and orientation of these anomalies. Detection of time lapse changes in such a small injection test requires an investigation into the underlying causes such as fluid and pressure effects and the possibility that such techniques might be used to monitor pressure evolution in similar injection sites.
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