The South West Hub In-Situ Laboratory – A Facility for CO2 Injection Testing and Monitoring in a Fault Zone

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Karsten Michael

CSIRO Energy

Arsham Avijegon

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - CSIRO Energy

Ludovic Ricard

CSIRO Energy

Julian Strand

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - CSIRO Energy

Barry Freifeld

University of California, Berkeley - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)

Mark Woitt

Class VI Solutions Inc.

Marina Pervukhina

CSIRO

Konstantin Tertyshnikov

Curtin University

Roman Pevzner

Curtin University

Praveen Rachakonda

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - CSIRO Energy

Alf Larcher

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - CSIRO Energy

Tess Dance

CSIRO

Matthew Myers

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - CSIRO Energy

Claudio Delle Piane

Kyungpook National University

Andrew Feitz

Geoscience Australia

Linda Stalker

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - CSIRO Energy

Jo Myers

CSIRO

Laurent Langhi

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - CSIRO Energy

Allison Hortle

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - CSIRO Energy

Don Geeves

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - CSIRO Energy

Abstract

The In-Situ Laboratory Project entails a configuration of wells at approximately 400 m depth for monitoring a small volume of CO2 for testing purposes in a fault zone at the South West Hub CCS Flagship project in Western Australia. This is one of four wells drilled to obtain data from a greenfield site for potential commercial scale geological storage of carbon dioxide. The Harvey-2 well intersects a major fault zone with a maximum throw up to 1,000 m. This provides an opportunity to establish a complementary monitoring well configuration around the original well to conduct a deeper, more complex shallow release test than others conducted in Australia to date. The purpose of the In-Situ Lab project is to evaluate the ability to monitor and detect unwanted leakage of carbon dioxide from a storage complex at the South West Hub CCS site, a site which will contribute to broadening the global portfolio of shallow CO2 release tests. The project will develop the first part of an enduring research facility at the South West Hub to enable further research of the characterisation of CO2 migration in fault zones and the shallow groundwater environment.

Keywords: Monitoring technologies and techniques, GHGT-14, shallow CO2 release, Western Australia

Suggested Citation

Michael, Karsten and Avijegon, Arsham and Ricard, Ludovic and Strand, Julian and Freifeld, Barry and Woitt, Mark and Pervukhina, Marina and Tertyshnikov, Konstantin and Pevzner, Roman and Rachakonda, Praveen and Larcher, Alf and Dance, Tess and Myers, Matthew and Delle Piane, Claudio and Feitz, Andrew and Stalker, Linda and Myers, Jo and Langhi, Laurent and Hortle, Allison and Geeves, Don, The South West Hub In-Situ Laboratory – A Facility for CO2 Injection Testing and Monitoring in a Fault Zone. 14th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference Melbourne 21-26 October 2018 (GHGT-14) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3366045 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3366045

Karsten Michael (Contact Author)

CSIRO Energy ( email )

ARRC
26 Dick Perry Avenue
Kensington, Western Australia 6151
Australia

Arsham Avijegon

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - CSIRO Energy ( email )

10 Murray Dwyer Circuit
Mayfield West, New South Wales 2304
Australia

Ludovic Ricard

CSIRO Energy ( email )

26 Dick Perry Avenue
Kensington, Western Australia 6151
Australia

Julian Strand

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - CSIRO Energy ( email )

10 Murray Dwyer Circuit
Mayfield West, New South Wales 2304
Australia

Barry Freifeld

University of California, Berkeley - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)

1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States

Mark Woitt

Class VI Solutions Inc. ( email )

Oakland, CA
United States

Marina Pervukhina

CSIRO ( email )

26 Dick Perry Avenue
Kensington, WA Western Australia 6151
Australia

Konstantin Tertyshnikov

Curtin University

Kent Street
Bentley
Perth, WA WA 6102
Australia

Roman Pevzner

Curtin University

Kent Street
Bentley
Perth, WA WA 6102
Australia

Praveen Rachakonda

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - CSIRO Energy ( email )

10 Murray Dwyer Circuit
Mayfield West, New South Wales 2304
Australia

Alf Larcher

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - CSIRO Energy ( email )

10 Murray Dwyer Circuit
Mayfield West, New South Wales 2304
Australia

Tess Dance

CSIRO ( email )

26 Dick Perry Ave
Kensington, WA 6069
Australia

Matthew Myers

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - CSIRO Energy

10 Murray Dwyer Circuit
Mayfield West, New South Wales 2304
Australia

Claudio Delle Piane

Kyungpook National University

Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Andrew Feitz

Geoscience Australia ( email )

Canberra, ACT 2601
Australia

Linda Stalker

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - CSIRO Energy

10 Murray Dwyer Circuit
Mayfield West, New South Wales 2304
Australia

Jo Myers

CSIRO ( email )

Black Mountain
Canberra
Australia

Laurent Langhi

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - CSIRO Energy ( email )

10 Murray Dwyer Circuit
Mayfield West, New South Wales 2304
Australia

Allison Hortle

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - CSIRO Energy ( email )

10 Murray Dwyer Circuit
Mayfield West, New South Wales 2304
Australia

Don Geeves

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - CSIRO Energy ( email )

10 Murray Dwyer Circuit
Mayfield West, New South Wales 2304
Australia

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