Integrated reservoir monitoring at the Illinois Basin - Decatur Project

Marcia L. Couëslan, Robert Butsch, Robert Will, Randall Anthony Locke

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Abstract

The Illinois Basin - Decatur Project (IBDP), a United States Department of Energy funded project, is a fully integrated industrial carbon capture and storage (CCS) project where carbon dioxide (CO2) is captured from the Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) corn processing plant at the in Decatur, Illinois, USA. The captured CO2 is dehydrated, compressed, and then injected deep into the Mt. Simon Formation. IBDP commenced injection in November 2011 and has a goal of injecting one million metric tonnes of CO2 into the lower Mt. Simon Sandstone over a three-year period. A range of monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) tools are being used to monitor the CO2 plume development in the deep subsurface. These monitoring tools include timelapse RST∗ reservoir saturation tool logging in the project wells, continuous pressure and temperature measurements from multiple levels above, within, and below the storage formation, deep fluid sampling with associated geochemical analysis, time-lapse threedimensional (3D) vertical seismic profile (VSP) surveys, and microseismic monitoring. MVA data has been used to quantitatively and qualitatively calibrate the reservoir simulations. As a result, the project now has robust, history-matched reservoir simulations that predict CO2 and pressure plume development over time. MVA data and modelling results indicate that the CO2 plume has spread within a thin, high permeability zone in the lower Mt. Simon Sandstone and that a low permeability zone in the upper part of the lower Mt. Simon Sandstone is currently acting as an effective baffle to CO2 migration and pressure transmission above 2,094 m (6,870 ft). Lessons learned over the course of IBDP are being applied to the adjacent Illinois Industrial CCS Project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2836-2847
Number of pages12
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume63
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event12th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT 2014 - Austin, United States
Duration: Oct 5 2014Oct 9 2014

Fingerprint

Sandstone
Carbon capture
Monitoring
Pressure measurement
Temperature measurement
Carbon dioxide
Sampling
Fluids
Processing
Industry

Keywords

  • Accounting
  • CO saturation logging
  • Illinois basin - Decatur project
  • Microseismic monitoring
  • Monitoring
  • Pressure and temperature monitoring
  • Time-lapse 3D VSP
  • Verification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

Cite this

Integrated reservoir monitoring at the Illinois Basin - Decatur Project. / Couëslan, Marcia L.; Butsch, Robert; Will, Robert; Locke, Randall Anthony.

In: Energy Procedia, Vol. 63, 01.01.2014, p. 2836-2847.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Couëslan, Marcia L. ; Butsch, Robert ; Will, Robert ; Locke, Randall Anthony. / Integrated reservoir monitoring at the Illinois Basin - Decatur Project. In: Energy Procedia. 2014 ; Vol. 63. pp. 2836-2847.
@article{f41c4a50fc764a87b84ff8975446ae2c,
title = "Integrated reservoir monitoring at the Illinois Basin - Decatur Project",
abstract = "The Illinois Basin - Decatur Project (IBDP), a United States Department of Energy funded project, is a fully integrated industrial carbon capture and storage (CCS) project where carbon dioxide (CO2) is captured from the Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) corn processing plant at the in Decatur, Illinois, USA. The captured CO2 is dehydrated, compressed, and then injected deep into the Mt. Simon Formation. IBDP commenced injection in November 2011 and has a goal of injecting one million metric tonnes of CO2 into the lower Mt. Simon Sandstone over a three-year period. A range of monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) tools are being used to monitor the CO2 plume development in the deep subsurface. These monitoring tools include timelapse RST∗ reservoir saturation tool logging in the project wells, continuous pressure and temperature measurements from multiple levels above, within, and below the storage formation, deep fluid sampling with associated geochemical analysis, time-lapse threedimensional (3D) vertical seismic profile (VSP) surveys, and microseismic monitoring. MVA data has been used to quantitatively and qualitatively calibrate the reservoir simulations. As a result, the project now has robust, history-matched reservoir simulations that predict CO2 and pressure plume development over time. MVA data and modelling results indicate that the CO2 plume has spread within a thin, high permeability zone in the lower Mt. Simon Sandstone and that a low permeability zone in the upper part of the lower Mt. Simon Sandstone is currently acting as an effective baffle to CO2 migration and pressure transmission above 2,094 m (6,870 ft). Lessons learned over the course of IBDP are being applied to the adjacent Illinois Industrial CCS Project.",
keywords = "Accounting, CO saturation logging, Illinois basin - Decatur project, Microseismic monitoring, Monitoring, Pressure and temperature monitoring, Time-lapse 3D VSP, Verification",
author = "Cou{\"e}slan, {Marcia L.} and Robert Butsch and Robert Will and Locke, {Randall Anthony}",
year = "2014",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.306",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "63",
pages = "2836--2847",
journal = "Energy Procedia",
issn = "1876-6102",
publisher = "Elsevier BV",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Integrated reservoir monitoring at the Illinois Basin - Decatur Project

AU - Couëslan, Marcia L.

AU - Butsch, Robert

AU - Will, Robert

AU - Locke, Randall Anthony

PY - 2014/1/1

Y1 - 2014/1/1

N2 - The Illinois Basin - Decatur Project (IBDP), a United States Department of Energy funded project, is a fully integrated industrial carbon capture and storage (CCS) project where carbon dioxide (CO2) is captured from the Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) corn processing plant at the in Decatur, Illinois, USA. The captured CO2 is dehydrated, compressed, and then injected deep into the Mt. Simon Formation. IBDP commenced injection in November 2011 and has a goal of injecting one million metric tonnes of CO2 into the lower Mt. Simon Sandstone over a three-year period. A range of monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) tools are being used to monitor the CO2 plume development in the deep subsurface. These monitoring tools include timelapse RST∗ reservoir saturation tool logging in the project wells, continuous pressure and temperature measurements from multiple levels above, within, and below the storage formation, deep fluid sampling with associated geochemical analysis, time-lapse threedimensional (3D) vertical seismic profile (VSP) surveys, and microseismic monitoring. MVA data has been used to quantitatively and qualitatively calibrate the reservoir simulations. As a result, the project now has robust, history-matched reservoir simulations that predict CO2 and pressure plume development over time. MVA data and modelling results indicate that the CO2 plume has spread within a thin, high permeability zone in the lower Mt. Simon Sandstone and that a low permeability zone in the upper part of the lower Mt. Simon Sandstone is currently acting as an effective baffle to CO2 migration and pressure transmission above 2,094 m (6,870 ft). Lessons learned over the course of IBDP are being applied to the adjacent Illinois Industrial CCS Project.

AB - The Illinois Basin - Decatur Project (IBDP), a United States Department of Energy funded project, is a fully integrated industrial carbon capture and storage (CCS) project where carbon dioxide (CO2) is captured from the Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) corn processing plant at the in Decatur, Illinois, USA. The captured CO2 is dehydrated, compressed, and then injected deep into the Mt. Simon Formation. IBDP commenced injection in November 2011 and has a goal of injecting one million metric tonnes of CO2 into the lower Mt. Simon Sandstone over a three-year period. A range of monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) tools are being used to monitor the CO2 plume development in the deep subsurface. These monitoring tools include timelapse RST∗ reservoir saturation tool logging in the project wells, continuous pressure and temperature measurements from multiple levels above, within, and below the storage formation, deep fluid sampling with associated geochemical analysis, time-lapse threedimensional (3D) vertical seismic profile (VSP) surveys, and microseismic monitoring. MVA data has been used to quantitatively and qualitatively calibrate the reservoir simulations. As a result, the project now has robust, history-matched reservoir simulations that predict CO2 and pressure plume development over time. MVA data and modelling results indicate that the CO2 plume has spread within a thin, high permeability zone in the lower Mt. Simon Sandstone and that a low permeability zone in the upper part of the lower Mt. Simon Sandstone is currently acting as an effective baffle to CO2 migration and pressure transmission above 2,094 m (6,870 ft). Lessons learned over the course of IBDP are being applied to the adjacent Illinois Industrial CCS Project.

KW - Accounting

KW - CO saturation logging

KW - Illinois basin - Decatur project

KW - Microseismic monitoring

KW - Monitoring

KW - Pressure and temperature monitoring

KW - Time-lapse 3D VSP

KW - Verification

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84922864119&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84922864119&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.306

DO - 10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.306

M3 - Conference article

AN - SCOPUS:84922864119

VL - 63

SP - 2836

EP - 2847

JO - Energy Procedia

JF - Energy Procedia

SN - 1876-6102

ER -