Carbon Capture and Storage
The workflows and tools that we use to build and test geological models for the oil and gas and mining industries are directly applicable to carbon capture and storage projects. We are currently providing technical advice on best practice in structural geology workflows for CCS projects to several industry clients, universities and government organisations. Over the past year we have been working closely with Statoil and BP to help validate and test the structural model for the InSalah CCS project in North Africa, which is widely seen as a global test case for CCS technology.
The In Salah Project
The In Salah project has two distinct structural modelling phases:
Phase 1 uses the kinematic modelling tools in Move to restore, test and validate the existing structural model in 3D, as well as considering alternative scenarios.
Phase 2 will capture the strain attributes during the 3D restoration process. This information is then transferred to the Fracture Modelling module of Move to generate discrete fracture network (DFN) models based on our understanding of the structural evolution of the region. The fracture models are exported in a geocellular format ready for direct import into reservoir modelling packages for monitoring the long term integrity of the structure.
Read the abstract from the paper "Characterisation of the Krechba CO2 storage site: critical elements controlling injection performance" in the Resources section of our website.
Further information can be found in our Carbon Capture and Storage brochure or by contacting us.