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Proceedings of the 2016 Mastering the Subsurface Through Technology Innovation and Collaboration: Carbon Storage and Oil and Natural Gas Technologies Review Meeting

Proceedings of the 2016 Mastering the Subsurface Through Technology Innovation and Collaboration: Carbon Storage and Oil and Natural Gas Technologies Review Meeting

August 16-18, 2016

Meeting Summary

Table of Contents


PRESENTATIONS

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

WELCOME - PLENARY SESSION

PLENARY SESSION

  • DOE’s Oil and Natural Gas R&D Program
    Elena Melchert, Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • International Offshore Carbon Storage Panel Discussion
    Panel Chair: Tim Dixon, International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas Research and Development Program (IEAGHG) Manager Technical Program, and CCS and Regulatory Affairs
    Panel: Melissa Batum, U.S. Department of Interior - Bureau of Ocean Energy Management; Jun Kita, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth; Tip Meckel, University of Texas - Bureau of Economic Geology; Owain Tucker, Shell
  • IEAGHG Monitoring Network Panel Discussion 
    Panel Chair: Tim Dixon, Manager Technical Program, and CCS and Regulatory Affairs
    Panel: Tom Daley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Simon O’Brien, Shell; Katherine Romanak, University of Texas - Bureau of Economic Geology

 

Session Geomechanics 1 SubTER 1 Monitoring 1

P1

Geomechanical Properties of Mesozoic Rift Basins:  Applications for Geosequestration- Geostock Sandia LLC - Daniel Collins Novel 3D Acoustic Borehole Integrity Monitoring- LANL - Cristian Pantea Methods for Monitoring Migration of CO2/Brine Plumes and Groundwater Impacts- National Energy Technology Laboratory - Christina Lopano

P2

Development of Geomechanical Screening Tools to Identify Risk:  An Experimental and Modeling Approach- University of Texas at Austin - Mary Wheeler Ultrasonic Phased Arrays and Interactive Reflectivity Tomography- Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Hector Santos-Villalobos Monitoring of Geological CO2 Sequestration using Isotopes and PF Tracers- Oak Ridge National Laboratory - David Graham

P3

Integrated Characterization of CO2 Storage Reservoirs on the Rock Springs Uplift Combining Geomechanics, Geochemistry, and Flow Modeling- University of Wyoming –Vladimir Alvardo Imaging Fracture Networks using Joint Seismic and Electrical Change Detection- Sandia National Laboratory - Hunter Knox Science of CO2 Sequestration- Los Alamos National Laboratory - Rajesh Pawar

P4

A Probabilistic Assessment of the Geomechanical Response to CO2 Injections in Large Igneous Provinces- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Ryan Pollyea Multi Variate Examination of the Cause of Increasing Induced Seismicity- National Energy Technology Laboratory - Kelly Rose Surface and Airborne Monitoring Technology for Detecting Geologic Leakage in a CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery Pilot, Anadarko Basin- Texas - Oklahoma State University – Jack Pashin

P5

A Coupled Geomechanical, Acoustic, Transport and Sorption Study of Caprock Integrity in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Sequestration- Colorado School of Mines - Manika Prasad SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Coupling of Geochemical and Geomechanical Processes in the Manipulation of Fracture Systems in Subsurface Formations used for Carbon Sequestration- SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory - Andrew Kiss Field Testing of Emerging Technologies - The Otway Project- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Barry Freifeld

P6

Quantitative Characterization of Impacts of Coupled Geomechanics and Flow on Safe Permanent Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in Fractured Reservoirs- Colorado School of Mines – Philip Winterfeld Borehole Muon Detector for 4D Density Tomography- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Alain Bonneville Nonlinear Acoustic Methods for the Detection and Monitoring of CO2/Brine Leakage Pathways in Wellbore Systems- Los Alamos National Laboratory- Pierre-Yves Le Bas

 

 

Session Hydraulic Fracturing 1  SubTER 2  Geologic Storage 1

P1

Laboratory and Numerical Investigations of Hydraulic Fracture Propagation and Permeability Evolution in Heterogeneous and Anisotropic Shale- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – Jens Birkholtzer

P1

Luminescence Spect Stress Sensor In Situ Measurement- Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Yarom Polsky

P1

Small-Scale Field Test Demonstrating CO2 Sequestration in Arbuckle Saline Aquifer and by CO2-EOR at Wellington Field, Sumner County, Kansas- University of Kansas Center for Research - Lynn Watney

P2

Understanding Water Controls on Shale Gas Mobilization into Fractures- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Tetsu Tokunaga

P2

Evaluating the State of Stress Beyond the Borehole- Los Alamos National Laboratory - Andrew Delorey

P2

CO2 Utilization in Unconventional Reservoirs- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Peter McGrail

P3

Development of Nanoparticle-stabilized Foams To Improve Performance of Waterless Hydraulic Fracturing- University of Texas at Austin - Masa Prodanovic

P3

Hydraulic Fracture and Stimulation in a Deep Mine Investigation- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Curtis Oldenburg/Patrick Dobson

P3

Sequestration in Basalt Formations- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Peter McGrail

P4

Advanced Hydraulic Fracturing- Gas Technology Institute - Jordan Ciezobka

P4

Development of microBayesloc Location Method- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – Eric Matzel

P4

Exploring the Behavior of Shales as Seals and Storage Reservoirs for CO2- National Energy Technology Laboratory - Ernest Lindner

 

    Offshore Systems    

P5

A Geomechanical Analysis of Gas Shale Fracturing and its Containment- Texas A&M – Jihoon Kim

P1

Risk Assessment for Offshore Systems- National Energy Technology Laboratory - Kelly Rose

P5

Central Appalachian Basin Unconventional (Coal/Organic Shale) Reservoir Small Scale CO2 Injection Test- Virginia Tech - Mike Karmis

P6

Fracture Design, Placement, and Sequencing In Horizontal Wells- University of Texas at Austin - Mukul Sharma

P2

Metal-based systems in Extreme
Environments
- National Energy Technology Laboratory - Jeff Hawk
   

 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WELCOME – OPENING PLENARY SESSION

PLENARY SESSION – RESEARCH UPDATES

PLENARY SESSION – REGIONAL CARBON SEQUESTRATION PARTNERSHIP LARGE-SCALE FIELD PROJECTS

 

Session Monitoring 2 Fracture Diagnostics  Pressure Management Offshore Resource
Assessments

P1

MVA Field Activities- National Energy Technology Laboratory - Hank Edenborn

P1

Fracture Diagnostics Using Low Frequency Electromagnetic Induction And Electrically Conductive Properties- University of Texas at Austin - Mukul Sharma

P1

Phase II Field Demonstration at Plant Smith Generating Station: Assessment of Opportunities for Optimal Reservoir Pressure Control, Plume Management and Produced Water Strategies - Electric Power Research Institute - Robert Trautz

P1

Offshore CO2 Storage Resource Assessment of the Northern Gulf of Mexico- University of Texas at Austin - Tip Meckel

P2

Field Testing of Emerging Technologies - The Aquistore Project- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – Tom Daley

P2

Injection and Tracking of Micro Seismic Emitters to Optimize UOG Development- Paulsson Inc. - Bjorn Paulsson

P2

Developing and Validating Pressure Management and Plume Control Strategies in the Williston Basin Through a Brine Extraction and Storage Test (BEST) - Phase II- University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center - John Hamling

P2

Mid-Atlantic U.S. Offshore Carbon Storage Resource Assessment Project- Battelle Memorial Institute - Neeraj Gupta
      Geophysics 1   Capacity/
Storage Efficiency
   

P3

Pressure-Based Inversion and Data Assimilation System (PIDAS) for CO2 Leakage Detection- University of Texas at Austin - Alexander Sun

P1

Relationship between Microseismicity and Rock Properties: Not all Marcellus is the Same- National Energy Technology Laboratory - Erich Zorn

P1

Enhanced Analytical Simulation Tool for CO2 Storage Capacity Estimation and Uncertainty Quantification- University of Texas at Austin - Seyyed Hosseini

P3

Assessment of CO2 Storage Resources in Depleted Oil and Gas Fields in the Ship Shoal Area, Gulf of Mexico- Geomechanics Technologies, Inc. – Nicky White

P4

Optical Spectroscopy and Microseismicity tools for EOR and Coal Bed MVA Analyses- Los Alamos National Laboratory - Sam Clegg

P2

Improved Microseismic Monitoring- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – Eric Matzel/Josh White

P2

Optimizing and Quantifying CO2 Storage Resource in Saline Formations and Hydrocarbon Reservoirs- University of North Dakota - Charles Gorecki

P4

Offshore Storage Resource Assessment- NITEC LLC – Bill Savage

P5

Real-Time In-Situ Carbon Dioxide Monitoring Network for Sensitive Subsurface Areas in Carbon Capture and Storage- Intelligent Optical Systems Inc. - Jesus Delgado-Alonso

P3

Scalable Automated, Semipermanent Seismic Method for Detecting CO2 Plume Extent During Geological CO2 Injection- University of North Dakota - John Hamling

P3

Commercial Scale CO2 Injection and Optimization of Storage Capacity in the Southeastern United States- Advanced Resources International, Inc. - George Koperna

P5

Southeast Offshore Storage Resource Assessment - Southern States Energy Board– Ken Nemeth, Ellen Gilliland, Jim Knapp and Jack Pashin
P6 Understanding Impacts to Air Quality from Unconventional Natural Gas Development- National Energy Technology Laboratory - Natalie Pekney    

P4

Resource Assessment- National Energy Technology Laboratory - Angela Goodman    

 

 

Session Mitigation Geomechanics 2 Associated Storage Wellbore Integrity

P1

Programmable Sealant-Loaded Mesoporous Nanoparticles for Gas/Liquid Leakage Mitigation- C-Crete Technologies, LLC - Rouzbeh Shahsavari Pressure Management and Geomechanical Behavior at Industrial Partner Projects- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Josh White Improved Characterization and Modeling of Tight Oil Formations for CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery Potential and Storage Capacity Estimation - University of North Dakota - James Sorensen Integrated Wellbore Integrity Analysis Program for CO2 Storage Applications- Battelle Memorial Institute - Mark Moody

P2

Wellbore Leakage Mitigation using Advanced Mineral Precipitation Strategies- Montana State University - Adrienne Phillips Characterizing and Interpreting the In Situ Strain Tensor During CO2 Injection- Clemson University - Larry Murdoch Identification of Residual Oil Zones in the Williston and Powder River Basins- University of North Dakota - Wesley Peck Wellbore and Seal Integrity- Los Alamos National Laboratory - Bill Carey

P3

Methods to Enhance Wellbore Cement Integrity with Microbially-induced Calcite Precipitation (micp)- Montana State University - Adrienne Phillips Impact of Thermal Stress on Wellbore Integrity- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Pratanu Roy Optimizing CO2 Sweep Based on Geochemical and Reservoir Characterization of the Residual Oil Zone of Hess Seminole Unit- University of Texas at Austin - Ian Duncan Improving Science-Base for Wellbore Integrity, Barrier Interface Performance- National Energy Technology Laboratory - Nick Huerta

P4

Targeted Mineral Carbonation to Enhance Wellbore Integrity- University of Virginia - Andres Clarens Geomechanics of CO2 Reservoir Seals- University of Texas at Austin - Peter Eichhubl  

 

Development of Methods to Prohibit and Remediate Loss of Annular Isolation in Shale Gas Wells: Prevention and Remediation of Sustained Casing Pressure and Other Isolation Breaches- CSI Technologies, LLC - Jeff Watters/Kyle Combs
 

 

 

Improved Recovery

 

P5

Nanoparticle Injection Technology for Remediating Leaks of CO2 Storage Formation- University of Colorado - Yunping Xi Geophysical and Mineralogical Controls on the Rheology of Fracture Slip and Seal Breaching- Pennsylvania State University - Derek Elsworth P1 Simulation of the Shale Oil System: from Molecular Fluid Dynamics to Reservoir Scale- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Matthew Reagan Nxis Well Integrity Inspection in Unconventional Gas Wells- General Electric Company - Matthias Kasten

P6

Statistical Analysis of CO2 Exposed Wells to Predict Long Term Leakage through the Development of an Integrated Neural-Genetic Algorithm- University of Louisiana at Lafayette - Boyun Guo Geomechanical Framework for Secure Carbon Dioxide CO2 Storage in Fractured Reservoirs and Caprocks for Sedimentary Basins in the Midwest United States- Battelle Memorial Institute - Joel Sminchak P2 Maximize Liquid Oil Production from Shale Oil and Gas Condensate Reservoirs by Cyclic Gas Injection- Texas Tech University System - James Sheng Wellbore Integrity and Mitigation- National Energy Technology Laboratory - Barbara Kutchko

P7

Wellbore Seal Repair Using Nanocomposite Materials- University of New Mexico - John Stormont Results from the In Situ Fault Slip Experiment at Mont Terri- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Jens Birkholzer P3 Nano-scale and Laboratory-scale Investigations of Shale Oil Systems- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Timothy Kneafsey Nanite For Better Well-bore Integrity and Zonal Isolation- Oceanit Laboratories - Vinod Veedu

 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

WELCOME - PLENARY SESSION - REGIONAL CARBON SEQUESTRATION PARTNERSHIP LARGE-SCALE FIELD PROJECTS

 

Session Geophysics 2 Energy Data eXchange Modeling

P1

Deep Controlled Source Electro-Magnetic Sensing:  A Cost Effective, Long-Term Tool for Sequestration Monitoring- Multi Phase Technologies LLC - Russell Brigham

P1

Big Data Computing for Advanced Processing & Data Discovery Using the Energy Data eXchange (EDX)- National Energy Technology Laboratory - Kelly Rose and Vic Baker

P1

Model Complexity and Choice of Model Approaches for Practical Simulations of CO2 Injection, Migration, Leakage, and Long-term Fate- Trustees of Princeton University - Karl Bandilla

 

 

Hydraulic Fracturing 2

 

 

P2

Methods for Locating Legacy Wells- National Energy Technology Laboratory – Garret Veloski

P1

Hydraulic Fracturing Test Sites-
Institute of Gas Technology - Jordan Ciezobka

P2

Optimal Model Complexity in Geological Carbon Sequestration:  A Response Surface Uncertainty Analysis- University of Wyoming - Ye Zhang

P3

Field Testing of Emerging Technologies - The CMC Containment and Monitoring Field Station- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Tom Daley and Barry Freifeld

P2

Utica Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory-
Ohio State University - Jeff Daniels

P3

Enhanced Simulation Tools to Improve Predictions and Performance of Geologic Storage Coupled Modeling- Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Ruben Juanes

P4

Distributed Fiber Optic Arrays: Integrated Temperature and Seismic Sensing for Detection of CO2 Flow, Leakage and Subsurface Distribution- Electric Power Research Institute Inc. - Robert Trautz

P3

Chemical Control of Fluid Flow and Contaminant Release in Shale Microfractures SLAC-
National Accelerator Laboratory - John Bargar

P4

Evolution of Carbonate CO2 Storage Reservoirs- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Susan Carroll

 

Geologic Storage 2

 

 

 

 

P1

Reservoir Performance- National Energy Technology Laboratory - Johnathan Moore

P4

Development and Field Testing Novel Natural Gas Surface Process Equipment for Replacement of Water as Primary Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid- Southwest Research Institute - Griffin Beck and Sandeep Verma

P5

Multiscale Modeling of Carbon Dioxide Migration and Trapping in Fractured Reservoirs with Validation by Model Comparison and Real-Site Applications- Princeton University - Karl Bandilla

P2

Impact of Microstructure on the Containment and Migration of CO2 in Fractured Basalts- Washington University - Daniel Giammar

P5

Geochemical Evolution of Hydraulically-Fractured Shales- National Energy Technology Laboratory - Ale Hakala

 

 


 

Session Associated Storage (EOR) Hydraulic Fracturing 2 (cont.) Intelligent Monitoring Systems

P1

A Nonconventional CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery Target in the Illinois Basin:  Oil Reservoirs of the Thick Cypress Sandstone- University of Illinois - Nathan Webb

P6

Mechanistic Approach to Analyzing and Improving Unconventional Hydrocarbon Production- Los Alamos National Laboratory - Satish Karra

P1

Development of a Framework for Data Integration, Assimilation, and Learning for Geological Carbon Sequestration- University of Texas at Austin - Alexander Sun

P2

Carbon Life Cycle Analysis of CO2-EOR for Net Carbon Negative Oil (NCNO) Classification- University of Texas at Austin - Vanessa Nunez Lopez

P7

Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory (MSEEL)-
West Virginia University - Tim Carr

P2

Development of Intelligent Monitoring System (IMS) Modules for the Aquistore CO2 Storage Project- University of North Dakota - John Hamling

P3

Development of Swelling-Rate-Controllable Particle Gels to Enhance CO2 Flooding Sweep Efficiency and Storage Efficiency- Missouri University of Science and Technology - Baojun Bai

P8

Conductivity of Complex Fracturing in Unconventional Shale Reservoirs- Texas A&M - Ding Zhu

P3

Intelligent Monitoring Systems and Advanced Well Integrity and Mitigation- Archer Daniels Midland Corporation – Barry Freifeld

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