Course NumberSU-02-504
PDH Hours7
Sustainability Subsurface Monitoring of Geological CO2 Storage

Subsurface Monitoring of Geological CO2 Storage

Geological sequestration can be used to reduce greenhouse CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. The three potential geological storage options are depleted oil and gas reservoirs, deep saline aquifers, and un-minable coal beds. Subsurface monitoring will be necessary for leak detection, to provide information for optimizing injection, and to support the safety case that will be required for site licensing. Leak detection is probably the main concern, though other applications such as monitoring for verification of sequestered volumes may be important.

This course presents information related to a novel approach to continuous 4-D seismic monitoring. In order to make continuous observations practical, we propose to use sparse spatial coverage from low-power coded or continuous-wave sources. The quality of sparse data imaging can be improved through use of special imaging algorithms that take advantage of temporal regularization and predictive model evolution. It presents the results from the feasibility analysis that uses a coupled approach for continuous-in-time seismic monitoring that includes a new laboratory method for low frequency acoustic rock properties, especially attenuation, and multi-scale simulation tools for seismic wave propagation in visco-elastic media.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty-five (35) questions to earn 7 PDH credits.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Overview of seismic monitoring methods currently used for leak detection and subsurface mapping
  • Detailed analysis of enhancements to subsurface monitoring methods suitable for monitoring carbon dioxide stored in the subsurface
  • Introduction of a new laboratory method for determining low frequency acoustic rock properties

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