FWP-ESD-14-095-Task 5
Core Carbon Storage and Monitoring Research
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Performer:  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Figure 1: An overview of the technologies under development as part of this effort.
Website:  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Award Number:  FWP-ESD-14-095
Project Duration:  10/01/2014 – 09/30/2017
Total Award Value:  $1,450,000
DOE Share:  $1,450,000
Performer Share:  $0
Technology Area:  Geologic Storage (GS)/Monitoring, Verification, Accounting, and Assessment (MVAA)
Key Technology:  Task 2 – MVAA: Subsurface Monitoring
Task 3 – MVAA: Subsurface Monitoring
Task 4 – GS: Geomechanical Impacts
Task 5 – GS: Geochemical Impacts
Location:  Berkeley, California

Task 5 - U.S.-Japan CCS Collaboration on Fibre-Optic Technology

This collaboration of scientific teams from Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE) and LBNL will focus on advancing fiber-optic sensing technology for monitoring carbon sequestration. Distributed strain sensing (DDS) will be used to monitor geomechanical processes during CO2 injection. Using the CaMI FRS Site, scientists from RITE will operate a Rayleigh based strain monitoring system while LBNL will utilize an analogous system based on Brillouin technology. The data gathered using these systems will be used to assess the maturity of DSS for providing critical information on hydro-mechanical coupling. Coupled fluid flow and geomechanical modeling will be performed using the TOUGH-FLAC numerical simulator; a combination of LBNL’s TOUGH2 multiphase flow and heat transport simulator with the FLAC3D geomechanical simulator.