Project Summary

Using offshore reservoirs for CO2 storage presents unique seismic monitoring challenges, for deploying, recovering and reading ocean-bottom seismometers. The project plans to develop protocols/technologies that test deployment and recovery of seismometers as well as establish robust seismicity benchmarks.  In the pre-commercialisation stage of a CCS project, these deliverables will establish seismic monitoring workflows in the operational phase. In addition a workflow will be developed for inverting travel times for 3D velocity models and relocating earthquakes with the capability of refining locations and models routinely with minimum expert knowledge.

Project Name:
Optimisation of earthquake monitoring and characterisation for CCS applications in the Gippsland Basin

Research Organisation:
The University of Melbourne

Status:
In Progress

Authors:
Januka Attanayake

Reference:
7-0320-0324

Research Program: CO2 storage
Demonstration: Gippsland Basin
Research Focus: Environmental Monitoring

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