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W-15 The Role of Geophysics for Carbon Capture, Usage, and Storage, Part 2: How to Design and Implement a "Smart" Monitoring Plan

Through the support of the CO₂ Subcommittee of the Research Committee

Friday, 1 October 2021, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  |  Denver, Colorado

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Course Content

Implementing carbon capture, usage, and storage (CCUS) projects at large scales is becoming a growing subject of interest for the geophysics community. Massive storage tanks will be needed, either in regional saline aquifers or in depleted oil and gas fields. Geophysical experience from standard oil and gas projects will have to be transferred and developed to address known but also new challenges, such as regional saline aquifer exploration and characterization. This workshop will present what is already achievable but also the unknown and specificities that the geophysical community will face in the future. Technical presentations will serve as an opening for discussion between the audience and the invited speakers.

  • Identifying geological structures through microseismic cluster and burst analyses complementing active seismic interpretation: Anna Maria Dichiarante, Norsar
  • First experience with using high power (150 KVA) CSEM for CO2 monitoring: Kurt Strack, KMS Technologies
  • Borehole seismic monitoring of a small CO2 injection using a multi-well DAS array: Stage 3 of the CO2CRC Otway project: Roman Pevzner, Curtin University
  • Discussion
  • Ensuring long-term CO2 storage with site-specific and risk-based Measurement, Monitoring and Verification: Marcella Dean, Shell
  • Moving from CCS research to commerciality -- how much monitoring is enough? Susan Hovorka, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Discussion


IMAGE '21 Workshop Pass
Non-Member Fee: $229
Member Fee: $129
Non-Member Students: $59
Member Students: $39

All Postconvention Workshops will be virtual. The Workshop Pass includes access to any or all postconvention workshops.


W-15 The Role of Geophysics for Carbon Capture, Usage, and Storage, Part 2: How to Design and Implement a
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St
Denver, Colorado 80202
United States


Ulrich Zimmer Ulrich Zimmer 2021-2021 Organizer, Shell
Michel Verliac Michel Verliac 2021-2021 Co-Organizer, TotalEnergies, France
Biondo Biondi Biondo Biondi 2021-2021 Co-Organizer, Stanford University, USA
Cengiz Esmersoy Cengiz Esmersoy 2021-2021 Co-Organizer, Consultant