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Journal Articles International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control Year : 2014

Near-surface CO2 leak detection monitoring from downhole electrical resistivity at the CO2 Field Laboratory, Svelvik Ridge (Norway)

Nataliya Denchik
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P. Pezard
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Denis Neyens
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Johanna Lofi
Arnaud Levannier
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Abstract

The objective of the CO 2 FieldLab project was to demonstrate that adequate monitoring methods can be deployed to document potential leaks of CO 2 from subsurface reservoirs. For this, a shallow injection experiment through permeable sediment was designed and conducted at Svelvik (Norway) in September 2011. The goal was to produce a CO 2 leak in order to assess the relative sensitivity of several geochemical and geophysical CO 2 monitoring tools. A total mass of 1.67tons of CO 2 was injected at a depth of 20m through a 45° inclined well over a 6 day period. Time-lapse induction logging and downhole resistivity monitoring from a permanent dipole–dipole array observatory prove to be very sensitive to the presence of CO 2 in the shallow subsurface after the start of injection. Electrical resistivity response correlates with progressive CO 2 dissolution in groundwater, with resistivity and pH values decreasing due to the increase of bicarbonate and dissolved species. The CO 2 plume is channelled by enhanced permeability layers, with updip migration of the gas plume to the North. Other processes responsible for resistivity changes were fresh/salt water mixing, tidal effects and rainfall.

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hal-01314405 , version 1 (11-05-2016)

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Nataliya Denchik, P. Pezard, Denis Neyens, Johanna Lofi, Frédérick Gal, et al.. Near-surface CO2 leak detection monitoring from downhole electrical resistivity at the CO2 Field Laboratory, Svelvik Ridge (Norway). International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 2014, 28, pp.275-282. ⟨10.1016/j.ijggc.2014.06.033⟩. ⟨hal-01314405⟩
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