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SCCS Webinar - Monitoring CO2 Storage Sites, Jerry Harris & Abdullah Alshuhail

Date(s):April 09, 2013
Time:1:00 PM
Location: Green 365 & Web-based

Contact: Anshul Agarwal

Monitoring CO2 Storage Sites

One of the main objectives of subsurface monitoring for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects is to assess safe containment of injected CO2 in subsurface geological reservoirs. We begin this presentation by summarizing the motivations, goals, and needs of subsurface monitoring of CO2 storage sites. We then review some documented natural and industrial analogs for CO2 leakage, and discuss how to characterize geological features such as faults and fractures that are expected to be dominant mechanisms of CO2 leakage. In the third and final part of the presentation, we review some of the challenges and opportunities of routine subsurface monitoring. Throughout the presentation, we discuss an integrated workflow that incorporates both conventional as well as new concepts for seismic subsurface monitoring.

Speakers: Jerry Harris, Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Geophysics, Stanford University

Abdullah Alshuhail, Visiting Professor, Geophysics Department, Stanford University & Assistant Professor, King Abdullah University of Petroleum & Minerals

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