Supervisor: Assoc Prof Simon C. Lang
Project support: : APCRC - GEODISC Program
Scholarship support: The University of Adelaide and GEODISC
Project 2 of the APCRC's GEODISC program involves site specific evaluations for CO2 sequestration. The aim of the project is to construct a three-dimensional geologic model that can be used to simulate the subsurface injection and storage of CO2. The construction of a geologic model involves the integration of core descriptions, wireline suites, seismic reflection data, mercury injection capillary pressure data, palynology and pressure data. Of particular interest for CO2 injection is the geometry, size and fluid flow properties properties of potential reservoirs as well as the capacity and extent of sealing units.
The geomechanics, hydrodynamics, chemistry, economics and risking of CO2 sequestration is being investigated by other researchers concurrently with the construction of a geologic model.
Lang, S., Grech, P., Root, R., Hill, A. & Harrison, D. 2001. The application of sequence stratigraphy to exploration and development in the Cooper- Eromanga-Bowen-Surat Basin system. APPEA Journal, 41, 223-249.
Root, R. & Lang, S. 2000. Wyandra Sandstone Reservoir Characterisation Study: Tarbat- Ipundu Field and surrounding area, Internal Company Consulting Report, Santos.