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Seismic and Sub-seismic Deformation Prediction in the Context of Geological Carbon Trapping and Storage

  • Charlotte M. KrawczykEmail author
  • David C. Tanner
  • Andreas Henk
  • Henning Trappe
  • Jennifer Ziesch
  • Thies Beilecke
  • Chiara M. Aruffo
  • Bastian Weber
  • Andrea Lippmann
  • Uwe-Jens Görke
  • Lars Bilke
  • Olaf Kolditz
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Part of the Advanced Technologies in Earth Sciences book series (ATES)

Abstract

In the joint project PROTECT (PRediction Of deformation To Ensure Carbon Traps) we predicted and quantified the distribution and the amount of sub-/seismic strain in the proximity of the CO2 reservoir in the Otway Basin. Three approaches fill the sub-seismic space: seismic multi-attributes stabilized the interpretation of the 3-D depth model by imaging small lineaments; retro-deformation revealed in the seal ca. 3 % as highest strain magnitudes; numerical forward modelling shows that the minimum horizontal stress at reservoir is locally overprinted by faults. We calibrated our predictions with new near-surface reflection seismic measurements and used advanced visualization tools. Thus, this seismo-mechanical workflow reveals possible migration pathways, and as such provides a tool for prediction and adapted time-dependent monitoring for subsurface storage in general.

Keywords

Seismic Volume Seismic Attribute Stratigraphic Horizon North German Basin Minimum Horizontal Stress 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was sponsored in part by the Australian Commonwealth Government through the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC). PROTECT is funded through the Geotechnologien Programme (grant 03G0797) of the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). The PROTECT research group consists of Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics (LIAG) in Hannover (coordinator), Technical University Darmstadt, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig, TEEC GmbH in Isernhagen (all in Germany) and Curtin University in Perth, Australia. We thank Midland Valley Exploration Ltd for their software suite Move2012 and for discussion.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charlotte M. Krawczyk
    • 1
    Email author
  • David C. Tanner
    • 1
  • Andreas Henk
    • 2
  • Henning Trappe
    • 3
  • Jennifer Ziesch
    • 1
  • Thies Beilecke
    • 1
  • Chiara M. Aruffo
    • 2
  • Bastian Weber
    • 2
  • Andrea Lippmann
    • 3
  • Uwe-Jens Görke
    • 4
  • Lars Bilke
    • 4
  • Olaf Kolditz
    • 4
  1. 1.Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics (LIAG)HannoverGermany
  2. 2.TU DarmstadtInstitut für Angewandte GeowissenschaftenDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.TEEC GmbHIsernhagenGermany
  4. 4.Helmholtz Centre for Environmental ResearchLeipzigGermany

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