Updates

February 2013

9th Quarterly Report, February 2013, 59 MB. "Accomplishments this quarter include: (1) ASME project peer review; (2) completed facies and structural interpretation of McCord-A 20H image log; (3) classified facies and constructed facies probability maps; (4) completed construction of final facies logs and facies model; (5) constructed final fault model; (6) constructed final porosity model; and (7) constructed permeability model."

Updates

August 2012

Presentation, Prototyping and testing a new volumetric curvature tool for modeling reservoir compartments and leakage pathways in the Arbuckle saline aquifer: reducing uncertainty in CO2 storage and permanence.

7th Quarterly Report, August 2012, 3 MB. "Major results from this quarter include: (1) simulation and history matching of the pre-spud geocellular model; (2) completion of the petrophysical evaluation for the McCord-A 20H logs; (3) inclusion of the seismic inversion volume into the porosity modeling workflow; and (4) delivery of thin sections corresponding to the L. Hadley-4 core analyses, which will be used to constrain rock fabric-petrophysical relationships (i.e., facies model)."

Updates

December 2011

Updates

November 2011

Updates

August 2011

3rd Quarterly Report, July 2011 online. "The Bemis-Shutts' 3D seismic volumes have now been successfully merged, reprocessed, and depth-converted. Horizon interpretation is also complete. Decision Point 1 is associated with the completion of these subtasks. The Go/No Go decision is based upon whether or not features exist within the seismic volume that are indicative of Arbuckle paleokarst (official evaluation will be delivered to DOE Project Manager as a separate document)."

Overview

January 2011

Prototyping and testing a new volumetric curvature tool for modeling reservoir compartments and leakage pathways in the Arbuckle saline aquifer: Reducing uncertainty in CO2 storage and permanence

The study will evaluate the effectiveness of a new seismic tool to identify the presence, extent, and impact of paleokarst heterogeneity on CO2 sequestration. The Arbuckle saline aquifer in southwestern KS is an ideal candidate for CO2 sequestration because of thickness (600-1000 ft), supercritical depth (>3500 ft), stratigraphic isolation from freshwater aquifers, and very limited oil and gas production.

Study area of Bemis-Shutts field.

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The study will evaluate the effectiveness of a new seismic tool to identify the presence, extent, and impact of paleokarst heterogeneity on CO2 sequestration. More ...

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