Reservoir Simulation And Feasibility Study For Seismic Monitoring At CaMI.FRS, Newell County, Alberta
M. Macquet and D. Lawton
Event name: Fifth CO2 Geological Storage Workshop
Session: Session 5: Storage Monitoring and Remediation
Publication date: 21 November 2018
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 728.77Kb )
We present the results of reservoir simulations and feasibility study of surface seismic monitoring applied to the CO2 sequestration at the CaMI Field Research Station (FRS). We first test the influence of injection parameters, as reservoir temperature, maximum bottom-hole pressure and of the ratio vertical permeability over horizontal permeability on the amount of CO2 you can inject and on the gas plume shape. We demonstrate that if the reservoir temperature has a very small influence on the injectivity, the maximum bottom-hole pressure and the ratio of permeabilities play a key role on the gas injection. The next step is fluid substitution, necessitated to estimate the variation in elastic parameters induced by the gas injection. We test different methods to compute the bulk modulus of the fluid (Reuss, Voigt, HRV and Brie) and compare their results. We finally use a 3D finite difference modeling to simulate the seismic response in the elastic models generated for the baseline, for 1 year of injection and for 5 years of injection.