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Advanced Storage R&D Projects

The Carbon Storage Program’s Wellbore Integrity and Mitigation Technology Component comprisesefforts to improve wellbore construction materials to ensure safe and reliable injection operations and long-term containment of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the storage complex. This Technology Component also addresses the need to prevent and correct any release of CO2 from its intended geologic storage complex or migration through near-wellbore fracture networks.

Wellbore Integrity and Mitigation Projects
Integrated Wellbore Integrity Analysis Program for CO2 Storage Applications Battelle Memorial Institute 
DE-FE0026585
Programmable Sealant-Loaded Mesoporous Nanoparticles for Gas/Liquid Leakage  C-Crete Technologies, LLC
DE-FE0026511 
 Time Reversal Methods for the Detection and Monitoring of CO2/Brine Leakage Pathways in Wellbore Systems LANL - Los Alamos National Laboratory
FE-634-15-FY15
Autonomous monitoring of wellbore integrity applying Time Reverse Nonlinear Elastic Wave Spectroscopy (TR NEWS) and Fiber Optic Sensing and Communication LANL - Los Alamos National Laboratory
FWP-FE-853-17-FY17
High-Resolution 3D Acoustic Borehole Integrity Monitoring System LANL - Los Alamos National Laboratory
FWP-FE-855-17-FY17
Using Biomineralization Sealing for Leakage Mitigation in Shale During CO2 Sequestration Montana Emergent Technologies Inc.
SC0010099 
Wellbore Leakage Mitigation Using Advanced Mineral Precipitation Strategies Montana State University
DE-FE0026513 
Nonlinear Acoustic Methods for the Detection and Monitoring of CO2/Brine Leakage Pathways in Wellbore Systems SNL - Sandia National Laboratories
FWP-SNL-16-15-018337 
Nanoparticle Injection Technology for Remediating Leaks of CO2Storage Formation University of Colorado
DE-FE0026514 
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
 DE-FE0009284
Targeted Mineral Carbonation to Enhance Wellbore Integrity University of Virginia
DE-FE0026582 

 

Storage complex efficiency and security provides improved tools to design effective injection operations, optimize injection rates, manage pressure, make efficient use of reservoir storage space, and ensure the sealing capability of caprocks, both onshore and offshore.

Storage Complex Efficiency and Security Projects
Commercial Scale CO2 Injection and Optimization of Storage Capacity in the Southeastern United States
Advanced Resources International
DE-FE0010554
Geomechanical Framework for Secure CO2 Storage in Fractured Reservoirs and Caprocks for Sedimentary Basins in the Midwest United States Battelle Memorial Institute
DE-FE0023330
Characterizing and Interpreting the In Situ Strain Tensor During CO2Injection Clemson University 
DE-FE0023313
Robust In Situ Strain Measurements to Monitor CO2 Storage Clemson University
DE-FE0028292 
A Coupled Geomechanical, Acoustic, Transport, and Sorption Study of Caprock Integrity in CO2 Sequestration  Colorado School of Mines
DE-FE0023223 
Quantitative Characterization of Impacts of Coupled Geomechanics and Flow on Safe and Permanent Geological Storage of CO2 in Fractured Reservoirs Colorado School of Mines
DE-FE0023305
Optimizing and Quantifying CO2 Storage Resource in Saline Formations and Hydrocarbon Reservoirs University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center
DE-FE0009114
Task 3 - Implications of Stress State Uncertainty on Caprock and Well Integrity LLNL - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
FWP-FEW0191
Task 2 - Microseismic Toolset for Fault Detection and Seismicity Mitigation LBNL - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
FWP-FEW0191
Task 4 - Optimization Framework for Improved CO2 Injectivity, Storage Permanence, Monitoring, and Utilization LBNL - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
 FWP-ESD14095
Geomechanical Monitoring for CO2 Hub Storage: Production and Injection at Kevin Dome Montana State University
DE-FE0023152
Geophysical and Mineralogical Controls on the Rheology of Fracture Slip and Seal Breaching Pennsylvania State University
DE-FE0023354
Task 1 - Sequestration in Basalt Formations PNNL - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
FWP-66799
Task 3 - Collaboration with Japan on Injection Strategies for Onshore and Offshore CCS PNNL - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
FWP-66799
Multiscale Modeling of CO2 Migration and Trapping in Fractured Reservoirs with Validation by Model Comparison and Real-Site Applications Princeton University
DE-FE0023323
Geomechanical Properties of Mesozoic Rift Basins: Applications for Geosequestration Sandia Technologies, LLC
DE-FE0023334
Enhanced Analytical Simulation Tool for CO2 Storage Capacity Estimation and Uncertainty Quantification The University of Texas at Austin
DE-FE0009301 
Development of Geomechanical Screening Tools to Identify Risk: An Experimental and Modeling Approach The University of Texas at Austin
 DE-FE0023314
Geomechanics of CO2 Reservoir Seals The University of Texas at Austin
DE-FE0023316 
Joint Inversion Of Time-Lapse Seismic Data University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center (UNDEERC)
DE-FE0031540
A Novel Point Process Filtering Paradigm for Modeling and Inversion of Microseismic Monitoring Data During CO2 Storage University of Southern California
01-USC-B2C-08
Integration of Geophysical and Geomechanical Modeling to Monitor Integrity of Carbon Storage University of Southern California
DE-FE0026825
Integrated Characterization of CO2 Storage Reservoirs on the Rock Springs Uplift Combining Geomechanics, Geochemistry, and Flow Modeling University of Wyoming
DE-FE0023328
A Low-Cost Technique for In Situ Stresses and Geomechanical Properties Measurement Based on Leak-Off Tests and Caliper Logs University of Wyoming
DE-FE0026825
A Probabilistic Assessment of the Geomechanical Response to CO2Injections in Large Igneous Provinces Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - OSP
DE-FE0023381
Impact of Microstructure on the Containment and Migration of CO2 in Fractured Basalts Washington University
DE-FE0023382

 

Monitoring, verification, accounting (MVA), and assessment research is focused on three key technologies: subsurface monitoring, atmospheric and near-surface monitoring, and intelligent monitoring. Atmospheric, near-surface, and subsurface monitoring technologies in combination provide a multilevel approach to confirm permanent storage of carbon dioxide (CO2). Intelligent monitoring systems, which provide real-time, actionable information for operational control of storage projects, will reduce the costs associated with carbon storage.

Monitoring, Verification, Accounting, and Assessment Projects 
Intelligent Monitoring Systems and Advanced Well Integrity and Mitigation  Archer Daniels
DE-FE0026517 
Distributed Fiber Optic Arrays: Integrated Temperature and Seismic Sensing for Detection of CO2 Flow, Leakage, and Subsurface Distribution Electric Power Research Institute
DE-FE0012700
Charged Wellbore Casing Controlled Source Electromagnetics (CSC-CSEM) for Reservoir Imaging and Monitoring Colorado School of Mines 
DE-FE0028320
Automated High Power Permanent Seismic Source System for Long-Term Monitoring of Subsurface GPUSA
DE-FE0028748
Real-Time In-Situ CO2 Monitoring Network for Sensitive Subsurface Areas in CCS Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc.
DE-FE0012706
LANL - Sequestration Activities FY15 LANL - Los Alamos National Laboratory
FE-452-14-FY15
Integrated Fiber-Optic Sensor Systems LBNL - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
FWP-ESD13-035
Task 2 - Field Testing of Emerging Technologies LBNL - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
FWP-ESD14095
Task 3 - Advancing Monitoring Technology LBNL - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
FWP-ESD14095
Development of the microBayesloc Location Method LLNL - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
FWP-FEW0193
Deep Controlled Source Electro-Magnetic Sensing: A Cost-Effective, Long-Term Tool for Sequestration Monitoring Multi-Phase Technologies, LLC
DE-FE0012266
NETL Task 3 - Monitoring Groundwater Impacts National Energy Technology Laboratory - Research and Innovation Center
FWP-2012.02.00
Task 5 - Monitoring CO2 and Pressure Plume National Energy Technology Laboratory - Research and Innovation Center
FWP-2012.02.00
Surface and Airborne Monitoring Technology for Detecting Geologic Leakage in a CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery Pilot, Anadarko Basin, Texas Oklahoma State
DE-FE0012173
Monitoring of Geological CO2 Sequestration Using Isotopes and Perfluorocarbon Tracers ORNL - Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
 FWP-FEAA045
Integration Of Seismic-Pressure-Petrophysics Inversion Of Continuous Active-Seismic Monitoring Data For Monitoring And Quantifying CO2 Plume Pennsylvania State University
DE-FE0031544
Downhole Sensor Network for Monitoring CO2 Migration Physical Sciences Inc.
SC0011876
Pressure-Based Inversion and Data Assimilation System (PIDAS) for CO2 Leakage Detection The University of Texas at Austin
DE-FE0012231
Development of a Framework for Data Integration, Assimilation, and Learning for Geological Carbon Sequestration The University of Texas at Austin
DE-FE0026515
Field Validation of MVA Tools for Offshore CCS: Novel Ultra-High-Resolution 3D Marine Seismic Technology (P-Cable) The University of Texas at Austin
DE-FE0028193
Scalable, Automated, Semipermanent Seismic Method for Detecting CO2 Plume Extent During Geological CO2 Injection University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center
DE-FE0012665
Field Demonstration of the Krauklis Seismic Wave in a Novel MVA Method for Geologic CO2 Storage University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center
DE-FE0028659
Development of Intelligent Monitoring System (IMS) Modules for the Aquistore CO2 Storage Project University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center
DE-FE0026516
Charged Wellbore Casing Controlled Source Electromagnetics for Reservoir Imaging and Monitoring US Department of Geological Survey
DE-FE0027375