Regional Variability of Michigan Niagaran Reefs and the Impact on CO2 Storage Resources

6 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2019 Last revised: 27 Oct 2020

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Autumn Haagsma

Battelle Memorial Institute

Andrew Burchwell

Battelle

Amber Conner

Battelle

Jackie Gerst

Battelle Memorial Institute

Wayne Goodman

Northern Lights Energy

William Harrison

Western Michigan University

Laura Keister

Battelle Memorial Institute

Mark Kelley

Battelle

Glenn Larsen

Battelle Memorial Institute

Joel Main

Battelle

Justin Glier

Battelle Memorial Institute

Ashwin Pasumarti

Battelle Memorial Institute

Priya Ravi Ganesh

Battelle

Samin Raziperchikolaee

Battelle Memorial Institute

Mackenzie Scharenberg

Battelle

Neeraj Gupta

Battelle

Jared Walker

Battelle Memorial Institute

Rick Pardini

Core Energy, LLC

Date Written: October 21, 2018

Abstract

There are over 800 identified Silurian-aged (Niagaran) pinnacle reefs in the Northern Niagaran Pinnacle Reef Trend (NNPRT) of the Michigan Basin. These fields provide an opportunity to evaluate the geologic variability in complex carbonate reservoirs and its impact on carbon dioxide (CO2) storage configurations. Analyses of the reefs included: 1) geologic characterization using wireline logs, whole core, and production records; 2) assessment of enhanced oil recovery (EOR)/carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) feasibility and comparison between the reefs via simplified modeling; and 3) estimates of CO2 storage resources across the NNPRT.

A comprehensive dataset collected on this project was used to identify trends in the NNPRT and to characterize variability while also providing a resource and guide for future CCUS activities. New methodologies and techniques were developed to analyze hundreds of fields. These methods include image analysis techniques to statistically derive porosity indicators and to quantify diagenetic features in whole core using computerized tomography (CT) scan data as well as petrophysical techniques for complex carbonates to identify reefs better suited for CCUS. Results from simplified modeling and storage resource calculations were used to rank the reefs by CCUS feasibility. Future geomechanical anayses will assess the effectiveness of CCUS in reefs.

Keywords: Michigan Niagaran Reefs; Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS); Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR); regional; Storage only CCS projects, GHGT-14

Suggested Citation

Haagsma, Autumn and Burchwell, Andrew and Conner, Amber and Gerst, Jackie and Goodman, Wayne and Harrison, William and Keister, Laura and Kelley, Mark and Larsen, Glenn and Main, Joel and Glier, Justin and Pasumarti, Ashwin and Ravi Ganesh, Priya and Raziperchikolaee, Samin and Scharenberg, Mackenzie and Gupta, Neeraj and Walker, Jared and Pardini, Rick, Regional Variability of Michigan Niagaran Reefs and the Impact on CO2 Storage Resources (October 21, 2018). 14th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference Melbourne 21-26 October 2018 (GHGT-14) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3366348 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3366348

Autumn Haagsma (Contact Author)

Battelle Memorial Institute ( email )

4000 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

Andrew Burchwell

Battelle

505 Kng Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
United States

Amber Conner

Battelle

505 Kng Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
United States

Jackie Gerst

Battelle Memorial Institute

4000 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

Wayne Goodman

Northern Lights Energy

Gaylord, MI 49734
United States

William Harrison

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI 49008
United States

Laura Keister

Battelle Memorial Institute

4000 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

Mark Kelley

Battelle

505 Kng Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
United States

Glenn Larsen

Battelle Memorial Institute

4000 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

Joel Main

Battelle

505 Kng Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
United States

Justin Glier

Battelle Memorial Institute

4000 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

Ashwin Pasumarti

Battelle Memorial Institute ( email )

4000 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

Priya Ravi Ganesh

Battelle ( email )

505 Kng Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
United States

Samin Raziperchikolaee

Battelle Memorial Institute

4000 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

Mackenzie Scharenberg

Battelle ( email )

505 Kng Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
United States

Neeraj Gupta

Battelle

505 Kng Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
United States

Jared Walker

Battelle Memorial Institute

4000 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

Rick Pardini

Core Energy, LLC

1011 Noteware Dr
Traverse City, MI 49686
United States

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