LANL-Sequestration Activities FY17
Email Page
Print This Page
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Project Duration: 10/01/2016 – 09/30/2017
Award Number:
Technology Area:
Geologic Storage (GS)/ Monitoring, Verification, Assessment, and Accounting (MVAA)
Total Award Value:
Key Technology:
Task 1: GS: Atmospheric Monitoring
Task 2: MVAA: Subsurface Monitoring
Task 3: GS: Fluid Flow, Pressure, and Brine Management
Task 4: MVAA: Subsurface

DOE Share:

Performer Share:

Project Description

  Figure 1: Extrapolation of shale fracture information from lab based experiments

This field work proposal consists of a portfolio of research addressing four topics that Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is conducting in support of the Carbon Storage Program: 

Task 1 – Long-term wellbore and seal integrity (read more)
Task 2 – Novel methods to detect small leaks over large areas (read more)
Task 3 – Unconventional utilization of CO2 (read more)
Task 4 – Monitoring for faults at a critical state of stress (read more)

Project Benefits

Benefits include (a) furthering the state of understanding for the long-term chemical integrity of wellbores and geomechanical integrity of shale seals on developing a new strategy for rapid detection of potential leaks, (b) possible detection of low magnitude signals at a distance comparable to a leaking well at depth (c) development of a model for estimating CO2 storage potential in residual oil zones, perhaps as part of a reservoir management strategy to control pressures, and (d) identification of regional zones of potential concern where additional fault monitoring may be warranted.

Presentations, Papers, and Publications

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Joshua Hull:
Technology Manager Traci Rodosta:
Principal Investigator William Carey:
Youzuo Lin:
Ting Chen:
Rajesh Pawar: