Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Research Activities to Support DOE's Carbon Storage Program
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Performer:  LLNL - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Figure 1: Some of the complementary techniques
required to adequately monitor and understand
subsurface behavior as part of pressure management.
Website:  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Award Number:  FWP-FEW0191
Project Duration:  10/01/2014 – 09/30/2017
Total Award Value:  $2,892,500
DOE Share:  $2,892,500
Performer Share:  $0
Technology Area:  Geologic Storage (GS)/Monitoring, Verification, Accounting, and Assessment (MVAA)
Key Technology:  Task 1 – GS: Geochemical Impacts
Task 2 – GS: Mitigation
Task 3 – GS: Fluid Flow, Pressure, and Water Management
Task 4 – GS: Fluid Flow, Pressure, and Water Management
Task 5 – MVAA: Subsurface Monitoring
Location:  Livermore, California

Project Description

This award consists of multiple tasks designed to advance the capabilities of analytical tools that will be needed to safely inject and store CO2 in the subsurface. This current effort is divided into five tasks with specific technical focus:

Task 1 – CO2 Storage Carbonate Reservoirs (read more)
Task 2 – Microseismic Toolset for Fault Detection and Seismicity Mitigation (read more)
Task 3 – Implications of Stress State Uncertainty on Caprock and Well Integrity (read more)
Task 4 – Industrial CO2 Demonstrations (read more)
Task 5 – Novel Monitoring Techniques for CO2 Storage Using Large-N Seismic Arrays (read more)

Project Benefits

This effort involves tasks that are all targeted toward improving understanding of the behavior, and detection of the effects, of CO2 injected underground for permanent storage. Advances will contribute to the storage goal of ensuring 99 percent storage permanence and improving storage efficiency while ensuring containment effectiveness.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Andrea McNemar:
Technology Manager Traci Rodosta:
Principal Investigator Susan Carroll:


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