Project Summary

Several operators and US state regulators note that sampling of well headspace is simpler to implement, and is less error-prone than direct water sampling. This research project is set to investigate the feasibility of using headspace gas concentrations as a much simpler and more reliable proxy for dissolved gas concentrations in the wellbore fluid. The project will study the elements of the semi-open system of gaswater-wellbore and determine which parameters control the headspace gas concentrations by developing a piece of software that will model the various physical processes at play.

Project Name:
Headspace gas monitoring to infer dissolved gas concentrations

Research Organisation:
The University of Texas

Status:
In Progress

Authors:
JP Nicot

Reference:
7-1116-0292

Research Program: Carbon Transport and Storage
Demonstration: Surat Basin
Research Focus: CO2 measurements and monitoring technology, Downhole measurements

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