Reservoir Geology of the Utsira Sand in the Southern Viking Graben Area - a Site for Potential CO2 Storage

R. J. Arts, P. Zweigel, A. E. Lothe
2000 62nd EAGE Conference and Exhibition - Special Session on CO2   unpublished
Since October 1996 Statoil has started to inject CO 2 coming from the Sleipner Vest Field in the southern Viking Graben area into a saline aquifer at a depth of approximately 900 m. This is the first case of industrial scale CO 2 storage in the world (1 million tons per year). Careful monitoring of the behavior of the storage facility is hence required. To this end different timelapse seismic surveys have been planned (presented in a companion paper: Brevik et al., this volume). In this paper
more » ... e interpretation of the base survey acquired before injection is presented. The most likely pathways for CO 2 migration in the vicinity of the injection point have been indicated.
doi:10.3997/2214-4609.201406089 fatcat:xgq7jpkorrctzcrji44p6dre34