Calculating the effects of stress on fracture anisotropy and CO2 flow vectors

P. S. Ringrose*, C. E. Bond, R. Wightman

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Abstract

In this paper, we demonstrate the importance of predicting the effects of fracture networks on flow, using a case study from the In Salah CO2 storage site in Algeria. We show how fracture permeability is closely controlled by the stress regime determining the conductive fracture network, and that the anisotropy of the conductive network is reflected in surfaces deformation imaged by InSAR. Our results demonstrate that fracture network prediction combined with present day stress analysis can be used to successfully predict CO2 movement in the sub-surface.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Earth Sciences, SES 2013
Subtitle of host publicationTechnologies for Sustainable Use of the Deep Sub-Surface
PublisherEAGE
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2013
Event2nd Sustainable Earth Sciences Conference and Exhibition: Technologies for Sustainable Use of the Deep Sub-Surface, SES 2013 - Pau, France
Duration: 30 Sep 20134 Oct 2013

Conference

Conference2nd Sustainable Earth Sciences Conference and Exhibition: Technologies for Sustainable Use of the Deep Sub-Surface, SES 2013
CountryFrance
CityPau
Period30/09/134/10/13

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fracture network
anisotropy
stress analysis
permeability
prediction
effect

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Ringrose, P. S., Bond, C. E., & Wightman, R. (2013). Calculating the effects of stress on fracture anisotropy and CO2 flow vectors. In Sustainable Earth Sciences, SES 2013: Technologies for Sustainable Use of the Deep Sub-Surface EAGE. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.20131586

Calculating the effects of stress on fracture anisotropy and CO2 flow vectors. / Ringrose, P. S.; Bond, C. E.; Wightman, R.

Sustainable Earth Sciences, SES 2013: Technologies for Sustainable Use of the Deep Sub-Surface. EAGE, 2013.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ringrose, PS, Bond, CE & Wightman, R 2013, Calculating the effects of stress on fracture anisotropy and CO2 flow vectors. in Sustainable Earth Sciences, SES 2013: Technologies for Sustainable Use of the Deep Sub-Surface. EAGE, 2nd Sustainable Earth Sciences Conference and Exhibition: Technologies for Sustainable Use of the Deep Sub-Surface, SES 2013, Pau, France, 30/09/13. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.20131586
Ringrose PS, Bond CE, Wightman R. Calculating the effects of stress on fracture anisotropy and CO2 flow vectors. In Sustainable Earth Sciences, SES 2013: Technologies for Sustainable Use of the Deep Sub-Surface. EAGE. 2013 https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.20131586
Ringrose, P. S. ; Bond, C. E. ; Wightman, R. / Calculating the effects of stress on fracture anisotropy and CO2 flow vectors. Sustainable Earth Sciences, SES 2013: Technologies for Sustainable Use of the Deep Sub-Surface. EAGE, 2013.
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