Fit for Purpose Monitoring - A Progress Report on the CO2CRC Otway Stage 3 Project

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Charles Jenkins

CSIRO; CO2CRC Ltd

Mohammad Bagheri

CO2CRC Ltd

Paul Barraclough

CO2CRC Ltd

Tess Dance

CSIRO

Jonathan Ennis-King

CSIRO

Barry Freifeld

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

Stanislav Glubokovskikh

Curtin University

James Gunning

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - CSIRO Energy

Tara LaForce

CSIRO

Steve Marshall

CO2CRC Ltd

Evelina Paraschivoiu

CO2CRC Ltd

Lincoln Paterson

CSIRO

Roman Pevzner

Curtin University

Eric Tenthorey

Geoscience Australia

Max Watson

CO2CRC Ltd

Abstract

The CO2CRC Otway Project “Stage 3” is planned to be an injection of between 15,000 and 30,000 tonnes, to be carried out at the Otway site in South Western Victoria, Australia. The objective of the project is to test unobtrusive, continuous monitoring methods that would operate with a small environmental footprint and limited impact on other land use activities such as farming. Progress since GHGT13 falls into three broad areas; reservoir characterisation, dynamic modelling, and feasibility and design of the monitoring methods. The appraisal well CRC-3 was successfully drilled and a wide range of core and log data was collected. While only 600-700 metres from existing logged wells, it was crucial to confirm that the injection concept was feasible and that the plume would migrate towards the proposed monitoring wells. In addition, injection tests were performed that confirmed pressure continuity to the existing wells. As there are many small faults in the area this was an important outcome. The geological and dynamical models for the experiment have been updated with the data from CRC-3; and model predictions have benefited from the ongoing performance history match to the stage 2C time-lapse seismic monitoring experiment. Currently the Stage 3 project is in its Define phase, having completed its Opportunity Definition and Evaluate phases. By the time of GHGT14 we expect to be commencing the Execution phase, with designs finalised and the drilling programme imminent.

Keywords: Monitoring technologies and techniques, GHGT-14

Suggested Citation

Jenkins, Charles and Jenkins, Charles and Bagheri, Mohammad and Barraclough, Paul and Dance, Tess and Ennis-King, Jonathan and Freifeld, Barry and Glubokovskikh, Stanislav and Gunning, James and LaForce, Tara and Marshall, Steve and Paraschivoiu, Evelina and Paterson, Lincoln and Pevzner, Roman and Tenthorey, Eric and Watson, Max, Fit for Purpose Monitoring - A Progress Report on the CO2CRC Otway Stage 3 Project. 14th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference Melbourne 21-26 October 2018 (GHGT-14) , Proceedings of the 15th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference 15-18 March 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3366163 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3366163

Charles Jenkins (Contact Author)

CO2CRC Ltd ( email )

11 – 15 Argyle Place South
Carlton
Australia

CSIRO ( email )

Black Mountain
Canberra
Australia

Mohammad Bagheri

CO2CRC Ltd

11 – 15 Argyle Place South
Carlton
Australia

Paul Barraclough

CO2CRC Ltd

11 – 15 Argyle Place South
Carlton
Australia

Tess Dance

CSIRO ( email )

26 Dick Perry Ave
Kensington, WA 6069
Australia

Jonathan Ennis-King

CSIRO

Research Way
Clayton, Victoria 3168
Australia

Barry Freifeld

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

1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States

Stanislav Glubokovskikh

Curtin University ( email )

Kent Street
Bentley
Perth, WA 6102
Australia

James Gunning

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

Bayview Ave Clayton
Clayton, Victoria 3168
Australia

Tara LaForce

CSIRO

Research Way
Clayton, Victoria 3168
Australia

Steve Marshall

CO2CRC Ltd

11 – 15 Argyle Place South
Carlton
Australia

Evelina Paraschivoiu

CO2CRC Ltd

11 – 15 Argyle Place South
Carlton
Australia

Lincoln Paterson

CSIRO

Research Way
Clayton, Victoria 3168
Australia

Roman Pevzner

Curtin University

Kent Street
Bentley
Perth, WA WA 6102
Australia

Eric Tenthorey

Geoscience Australia ( email )

Canberra, ACT 2601
Australia

Max Watson

CO2CRC Ltd ( email )

11 – 15 Argyle Place South
Carlton
Australia

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