CO2 Storage Site Characterisation at Harvey, Western Australia Using Non-Conventional Seismic Survey Geometries

8 Pages Posted: 20 May 2019 Last revised: 27 Oct 2020

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Milovan Urosevic

Curtin University

Sasha Ziramov

Curtin University

Roman Pevzner

Curtin University

Konstantin Tertyshnikov

Curtin University

Sinem Yavuz

Curtin University, Exploration Geophysics; CO2CRC

Anton Egorov

Curtin University

Andrej Bona

Curtin University

Valeriya Shulakova

CSIRO

Dominique Van Gent

Government of Western Australia - Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Date Written: October 21, 2018

Abstract

This stage of the South West Hub Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project aims to produce an in-depth integrated study of the fault and fracture network surrounding the Harvey 3 well to obtain an understanding of their propensity to act as conduits for the injected CO2. An additional interest to the seismic component of the study was to find an optimum CO2 sequestration monitoring methodology. This was of key importance since acceptance by the farming community across the area of the potential reservoir extent is crucial for successful completion of the project. These two factors were taken into account for the survey design that was comprised of more conventional components consisting of simultaneous recorded 3D surface and 3D VSP data sets and an alternative component that recorded multi-offset VSP (MOVSP) survey along the public roads. A comparative analysis of seismic imaging achieved with different geometries is discussed. One of the important results was that MOVSP surveys produced good results and hence this technique may be preferred for monitoring CO2 sequestration in this area. This was since it caused no disturbance to the farming ground and it was much more likely to gain acceptance with the landowners.

Keywords: geophysical methods, GHGT-14, 3D seismic surveys, MOVSP, CO2 squestration monitoring

Suggested Citation

Urosevic, Milovan and Ziramov, Sasha and Pevzner, Roman and Tertyshnikov, Konstantin and Yavuz, Sinem and Egorov, Anton and Bona, Andrej and Shulakova, Valeriya and Van Gent, Dominique, CO2 Storage Site Characterisation at Harvey, Western Australia Using Non-Conventional Seismic Survey Geometries (October 21, 2018). 14th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference Melbourne 21-26 October 2018 (GHGT-14) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3366161 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3366161

Milovan Urosevic (Contact Author)

Curtin University ( email )

Kent Street
Bentley
Perth, WA WA 6102
Australia

Sasha Ziramov

Curtin University ( email )

Kent Street
Bentley
Perth, WA 6102
Australia

Roman Pevzner

Curtin University

Kent Street
Bentley
Perth, WA WA 6102
Australia

Konstantin Tertyshnikov

Curtin University

Kent Street
Bentley
Perth, WA WA 6102
Australia

Sinem Yavuz

Curtin University, Exploration Geophysics ( email )

ARRC/CSIRO Building, 26 Dick Perry Avenue
Perth, WA 6845
Australia

CO2CRC ( email )

11 – 15 Argyle Place South
Carlton, VIC 3053
Australia

Anton Egorov

Curtin University

Kent Street
Bentley
Perth, WA WA 6102
Australia

Andrej Bona

Curtin University

Kent Street
Bentley
Perth, WA WA 6102
Australia

Valeriya Shulakova

CSIRO

Black Mountain
Canberra
Australia

Dominique Van Gent

Government of Western Australia - Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Banbury, 6230
Australia

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