Geological reservoir characterization of a CO2 storage site: The Utsira Sand, Sleipner, Northern North Sea

R.A. Chadwick, P. Zweigel, Ulrik Gregersen, G.A. Kirby, S. Holloway, P.N. Johannessen

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Abstract

The paper aims to draw some generic conclusions on reservoir characterization based on the Sleipner operation where CO 2 is being injected into the Utsira Sand. Regional mapping and petrophysical characterization of the reservoir, based on 2D seismic and well data, enable gross storage potential to be evaluated. Site-specific injection studies, and longer-term migration prediction, require precision depth mapping based on 3D seismic data and detailed knowledge of reservoir stratigraphy. Stratigraphical and structural permeability barriers, difficult to detect prior to CO 2 injection, can radically affect CO 2 migration within the aquifer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1371-1381
Number of pages11
JournalEnergy
Volume29
Issue number9-10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 3: Energy Resources

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