Real-time monitoring of CO2 storage sites: Application to Illinois Basin-Decatur Project

Guillemette Picard, Thomas Bérard, Ethan Chabora, Scott Marsteller, Sallie Greenberg, Robert J. Finley, Uwe Rinck, Robert Greenaway, Christophe Champagnon, Julien Davard

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Optimization of carbon dioxide (CO2) storage operations for efficiency and safety requires use of monitoring techniques and implementation of control protocols. The monitoring techniques consist of permanent sensors and tools deployed for measurement campaigns. Large amounts of data are thus generated. These data must be managed and integrated for interpretation at different time scales. A fast interpretation loop involves combining continuous measurements from permanent sensors as they are collected to enable a rapid response to detected events; a slower loop requires combining large datasets gathered over longer operational periods from all techniques. The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, it presents an analysis of the monitoring objectives to be performed in the slow and fast interpretation loops. Second, it describes the implementation of the fast interpretation loop with a real-time monitoring system at the Illinois Basin-Decatur Project (IBDP) in Illinois, USA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5594-5598
Number of pages5
JournalEnergy Procedia
StatePublished - 2011


  • Data management
  • Interpretation workflows
  • Monitoring
  • Real time
  • Safety
  • Surveillance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)


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