SRMS Application to a Regional Open Aquifer: The Basal Aquifer of Western Canada

Lucile Chatelan, Sylvain Thibeau, Scott Frailey

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We evaluate the CO2 Storage resources of the Basal aquifer of Western Canada, where CO2 is being injected for storage. Storable quantities are classified and categorized using the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Storage Resource Management System (SRMS) for a notional project. Our notional project consists in injecting CO2 during 50 years through vertical injectors, no brine producers, and with an aquifer pressurization target of 300 for our notional project, the Prospective Storage Resources or Undiscovered Storage Resources of the Canadian part of the Basal Aquifer range between 19Gt to 32Gt with 25Gt as our base, with a storage efficiency ranging from et al., 2014). This illustrates the importance of defining a notional project to estimate its impact on regional pressure, and the significance of the pressure limitation, even for open aquifers.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2022


  • ISGS
  • Basal Aquifer of Western Canada
  • Pressure dissipation
  • Notional project
  • SRMS classification
  • Storable quantities
  • CO2 storage efficiency


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