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Passive Seismic Monitoring of CO2 Storage at WeyburnNormal access

Authors: J. P. Verdon, D. J. White, J. M. Kendall, D. A. Angus, Q. J. Fisher and T. Urbancic
Event name: 72nd EAGE Conference and Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2010
Session: CO2 Sequestration (EAGE)
Publication date: 14 June 2010
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201400923
Organisations: SPE, EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 2.72Mb )
Price: € 20

Passive seismic monitoring has been ongoing at the IEA GHG Weyburn-Midale Project since 2003. We present the microseismic activity recorded during a 5 year period, showing event timings and locations, and discussing the implications for storage integrity. We link passive seismic observations with predictions about event locations and seismic anisotropy made by a simple geomechanical model, demonstrating the importance of combining observation with modelling in order to guarantee successful storage.

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