Designing a seismic program for an industrial CCS site: Trials and tribulations

Marcia L. Couëslan, Hannes E. Leetaru, Tim Brice, W. Scott Leaney, John H. McBride

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Designing a seismic characterization and monitoring program for a site with high levels of industrial and cultural infrastructure is by not trivial. At the MGSC Phase III project site, a combination of 3D surface seismic and VSP surveys will be used for site characterization and to monitor the injected CO2. The sparse existing data have been carefully analyzed to design 3D surface seismic and VSP surveys that will fit within the surface constraints at the site and meet the greater objectives of the project. The seismic data will be used to map formation heterogeneities and characterize fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2193-2200
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Procedia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2009
Event9th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT-9 - Washington DC, United States
Duration: Nov 16 2008Nov 20 2008


  • CO
  • Industrial site
  • Monitoring
  • Seismic survey design
  • Site characterization
  • Time-lapse
  • VSP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Energy


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