Monitoring Migration of Injected CO2 at a Northern Niagaran Pinnacle Reef Via Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) and Behind-Casing Sensors

3 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2021

Date Written: March 18, 2021

Abstract

Conventional reservoir monitoring techniques in Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) and CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) sites include surface and bottomhole pressure and temperature monitoring at injection and monitoring wells, along with flow rate measurements of injected CO2. In this paper, novel monitoring techniques involving a realtime distributed temperature sensing (DTS) system and multi-depth behind-casing pressure and temperature sensors are evaluated at a CO2-EOR reef in the Northern Niagaran Pinnacle Reef Trend (NNPRT). Data from these monitoring technologies are evaluated for the purpose of monitoring bottomhole conditions in response to injection of CO2 at a nearby injection well and monitoring migration of injected CO2 within the storage formation after the monitoring well was converted to an injection well.

Keywords: Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS), CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), Reservoir Pressure and Temperature Monitoring

Suggested Citation

Mawalkar, Sanjay and Burchwell, Andrew and Kelley, Mark and Mishra, Srikanta and Gupta, Neeraj and Pardini, Rick, Monitoring Migration of Injected CO2 at a Northern Niagaran Pinnacle Reef Via Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) and Behind-Casing Sensors (March 18, 2021). Proceedings of the 15th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference 15-18 March 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3817561 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3817561

Sanjay Mawalkar (Contact Author)

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Andrew Burchwell

Battelle

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Mark Kelley

Battelle

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Srikanta Mishra

Battelle Memorial Institute

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Neeraj Gupta

Battelle

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Rick Pardini

Core Energy, LLC

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Traverse City, MI 49686
United States

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