Incorporating fault properties in groundwater flow models: Gloucester basin NSW, Australia

Underschultz, J., McCallum, J., Banks, E., Mukherjee, S., Xu, H., Noorduijn, S., Copley, J. and Wolhuter, A. (2017). Incorporating fault properties in groundwater flow models: Gloucester basin NSW, Australia. In: 79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2017. 79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2017: Energy, Technology, Sustainability - Time to Open a New Chapter, Paris, France, (). June 12-15, 2017.

Author Underschultz, J.
McCallum, J.
Banks, E.
Mukherjee, S.
Xu, H.
Noorduijn, S.
Copley, J.
Wolhuter, A.
Title of paper Incorporating fault properties in groundwater flow models: Gloucester basin NSW, Australia
Conference name 79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2017: Energy, Technology, Sustainability - Time to Open a New Chapter
Conference location Paris, France
Conference dates June 12-15, 2017
Proceedings title 79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2017
Journal name 79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2017
Series 79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2017
Publisher European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE
Publication Year 2017
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 9789462822177
Language eng
Abstract/Summary More and varied resources are being discovered within our sedimentary basins including minable minerals and coal, conventional and unconventional oil and gas, geothermal energy and water resources. In addition, there is a growing need to utilize pore space for carbon storage to abate atmospheric CO2 emissions. In some regions Managed Aquifer Recharge is an important alternative to surface water storage and as mitigation to declining water levels from over extraction. These combined effects create a challenge for effective integrated basin management. Cumulative impacts can have beneficial and detrimental effects on basin resources and environmental values. Regulators and industry need to model hydrodynamic processes, history match models to monitoring bore network observations and forecast cumulative impacts at the sub-basin to basin scale. This paper explores 1) techniques for characterising fault zone dynamic properties, 2) methodologies of incorporating fault zone architecture and dynamic properties in regional groundwater flow models, and 3) ground-truthing the methodology with a case study of the highly faulted Gloucester Basin in NSW, Australia.
Subjects 1906 Geochemistry and Petrology
1908 Geophysics
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Conference Paper
Sub-type: Fully published paper
Collection: Centre for Coal Seam Gas
 
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