Research

Aquistore will use well known and applied technologies and practices to provide industrial CO2 emitters with a sustainable option to reduce their carbon footprint. The comprehensive measurement, monitoring and verification program at the Aquistore site includes the following technologies and projects.

 

Assurance Monitoring

This is monitoring that, as the title suggests, provides assurance to the local community, the project participants, and regulators, that the CO2 is remaining in place and that there has been no impact on the biosphere (surface).

  • Passive Seismic Monitoring
  • Groundwater Sampling
  • Soil Gas Sampling
  • Tiltmeters (measuring potential surface rise or shift owing to injection)
  • InSAR and GPS (measuring potential surface rise or shift owing to injection)

 

Injectivity, Containment and Conformance Monitoring

This is research that examines the CO2 deep in the reservoir, using equipment such as geophones, fibre optic lines (DAS, or distributed acoustic sensing) and other methods to characterize the injection zone, understand the geology of the site, and predict and anticipate where the CO2 is 3.2 km under the ground.

  • 3D/3C VSP Monitoring
  • Fluid Recovery Sampling (FRS)
  • Reservoir Modelling
  • Geomechanical Modelling
  • Pulsed Neutron Logging (PND)
  • Accurately Controlled, Routinely Operated Signal System (ACROSS)
  • Crosswell
  • Electromagnetic Survey
  • Geomechanical Core Program
  • Downhole Borehole Gravity

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