CCS Challenges & Solutions

Understanding fluid movement at the reservoir level is critical to managing Carbon, Capture & Storage projects. Characterizing your reservoir's changes over time can help you achieve optimum CCS performance. A suite of advanced technologies provides economical monitoring capabilities that enable accurate tracking of reservoir changes over time. Through the use of interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR), global positioning system (GPS) or tiltmeter monitoring, Halliburton can interpret what's happening at the reservoir level to help guarantee the injected CO2 stays where you want it.

The Halliburton Reservoir Monitoring Service using Microdeformation diagnostics is the answer.

  • InSAR is the measurement of the changes in phase from two observations of the same target based on observations from satellite-based radar. No other geodetic technique can rival InSAR's ability to measure deformation over vast areas of the earth's surface. It accomplishes this by continuous coverage of repeat radar scenes.
  • GPS is the satellite-based system that allows for a precise determination of location anywhere on or above the earth's surface. The GPS system used by Halliburton provides a robust, economical stand alone system capable of operating for years. When fully integrated with InSAR, tilt or microseismic, you have a combination that will yield the information you need, when you need it.
  • Surface tiltmeter mapping is a unique fracture diagnostic technology. It provides direct measurement of fracture orientation, fracture volume, complexity and approximate location. The results from surface deformation-based reservoir level monitoring can be made most useful if they are integrated with the production and injection information and other imaging technologies.