CO2 Storage Site Characterisation at Harvey, Western Australia Using Non-Conventional Seismic Survey Geometries
8 Pages Posted: 20 May 2019 Last revised: 27 Oct 2020
Date Written: October 21, 2018
This stage of the South West Hub Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project aims to produce an in-depth integrated study of the fault and fracture network surrounding the Harvey 3 well to obtain an understanding of their propensity to act as conduits for the injected CO2. An additional interest to the seismic component of the study was to find an optimum CO2 sequestration monitoring methodology. This was of key importance since acceptance by the farming community across the area of the potential reservoir extent is crucial for successful completion of the project. These two factors were taken into account for the survey design that was comprised of more conventional components consisting of simultaneous recorded 3D surface and 3D VSP data sets and an alternative component that recorded multi-offset VSP (MOVSP) survey along the public roads. A comparative analysis of seismic imaging achieved with different geometries is discussed. One of the important results was that MOVSP surveys produced good results and hence this technique may be preferred for monitoring CO2 sequestration in this area. This was since it caused no disturbance to the farming ground and it was much more likely to gain acceptance with the landowners.
Keywords: geophysical methods, GHGT-14, 3D seismic surveys, MOVSP, CO2 squestration monitoring
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