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Gulf of Mexico, USA
Offshore storage targets in the Gulf of Mexico contain highly-ductile rocks and pervasive faulting, the potential deformation behavior of these systems is a key uncertainty. SENSE proposal work on novel deformation monitoring technologies for such sites. As the US DOE pushes towards deployment of new commercial storage projects in the 2025 timeframe, technology and methods developed under SENSE could be available for new projects coming on line in US offshore regions.
Troll Gas Field, Norway
Troll gas field data will be negotiated to be accessed by SENSE partners. Together with Quad Geometrics, the SENSE partners will analyze the subsidence data, and apply the inversion techniques, geomechanical simulations, workflow and concept development developed in SENSE (Fig. 5). In addition, the operators and service companies can utilize the outcomes of the study for their ongoing activities and operations.
Bay of Mecklenburg, Germany
Shallow water depth of about 18 m. The depth for gas injection has to be determined later on based on the design and modelling for the site, but will likely be few meters below seafloor. For this site there is already comprehensive geological information and it would be suitable for the experiment as there are clay surface sediments with low permeability that could be uplifted.
In Salah, Algeria
In Salah, Algeria: The In Salah CO2 storage project is a pioneering international Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project at Krechba, In Salah, central Algeria. Carbon dioxide is separated from the natural gas and is injected into a deep saline Carboniferous sandstone formation down-dip of the gas producing horizon. About 4 millions tonnes of CO2 was injected from 2004-2011. Ground motion during injection period is very well known. The objective of this study is to find out response of the ground to injection shut-in few years after the operation.