Robust Ceramic Coaxial Cable Down-Hole Sensors for Long-Term In Situ Monitoring of Geologic CO2 Injection


Multi-Point Strain and Temperature Coaxial Cable Sensor<br/>Concept for Monitoring CO<sub>2</sub> Sequestration (Figures<br/>courtesy of Missouri University of Science and Technology)
Multi-Point Strain and Temperature Coaxial Cable Sensor
Concept for Monitoring CO2 Sequestration (Figures
courtesy of Missouri University of Science and Technology)
University of Missouri
Website:  University of Missouri System
Award Number:  FE0009843
Project Duration:  10/01/2012 – 06/30/2016
Total Award Value:  $1,447,193
DOE Share:  $1,156,668
Performer Share:  $290,525
Technology Area:  Plant Optimization Technologies
Key Technology:  Sensors & Controls
Location:  Socorro, New Mexico

Project Description

This project will develop coaxial cable based sensor devices in conjunction with subsurface modeling to detect temperature, pressure, and strain for subsurface installations. Developments will be a novel ceramic coaxial cable sensor technology and associated instrumentation for down-hole harsh environment sensing applications and also the demonstration of the sensors applicability towards long-term, reliable monitoring of carbon dioxide injection and storage in deep geologic formations.

Project Benefits

This project will develop sensors for in situ down-hole monitoring of geologic CO2 injection and storage. The expected impact of this technology is lower operating costs through the use of improved monitoring devices to measure and verify the integrity of carbon dioxide sequestration sites.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager 
Barbara Carney:
Technology Manager 
Robert Romanosky:
Principal Investigator 
Hai Xiao:

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