FWP-ESD-14-095-Task 6
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 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.