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Quantitative analysis of time-lapse seismic monitoring at the Sleipner CO2 storage operation

By Andy Chadwick, Vincent Clochard, Nicolas Delepine, Karine Labat, Susan Sturton, Maike L. Buddensiek, Menno Dillen, Michael Nickel, Anne Louise Lima, Gareth Williams, Filip Neele, Rob Arts and Giuliana Rossi


The CO2 storage operation at Sleipner in the Norwegian North Sea provides an excellent demonstration of the application of time-lapse surface seismic methods to CO2 plume monitoring under favorable conditions. Injection commenced at Sleipner in 1996 with CO2 separated from natural gas being injected into the Utsira Sand, a major saline aquifer of late Cenozoic age. CO2 injection is via a near-horizontal well at a depth of about 1012 m below sea level (bsl) some 200 m below the reservoir top, at a rate approaching 1 million tonnes (Mt) per year, with more than 11 Mt currently stored

Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.1190/1.3304820
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