FWP-ESD-14-095-Task 6
Core Carbon Storage and Monitoring Research
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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, California
Project Duration: 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2017
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Geologic Storage (GS)/Monitoring, Verification, Accounting, and Assessment (MVAA)
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Task 2 – MVAA: Subsurface Monitoring
Task 3 – MVAA: Subsurface Monitoring
Task 4 – GS: Geomechanical Impacts
Task 5 – GS: Geochemical Impacts

Task 6 – GS: GeomechanicalImpacts
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Task 6 - Mont Terri Project

The Mont Terri fault slip experiment will explore changes in permeability associated with slip activation of a clay rich fault zone, similar to a nearly undetectable fault, during the initial design of a storage site. Current modeling efforts at LBNL will continue toward a focus on understanding the relationship between fault movement and the resulting change in permeability. Collaborations between Swisstopo and JAEA will continue to (1) relate the estimated stresses to the fault zone structure, and (2) compare laboratory-scale with field-scale fault zone frictional property variations during injection.