CO2 Sequestration

Itasca combines microseismic array design and monitoring expertise with advanced geomechanical modeling to reduce risk and enhance performance in CO2 storage reservoirs.

Microseismic monitoring prior to injection provides vital information about the integrity of the cap rock and reservoir bounds to ensure injected gas remains safely contained within the reservoir. Automatic, real-time microseismic processing using InSite can provide timely information on injection paths and potential damage to reservoir bounds and cap rock that may affect their confining properties.

Advanced microseismic post-processing offers a greater understanding of long-term reservoir behavior throughout the injection history. Detailed microseismic analysis allows for the assessment of potential leakage pathways following carbon capture and storage.

In depth understanding of fracture mechanisms can be developed through the integration of acquired microseismic data and synthetic rock mass (SRM) models built in Itasca’s geomechanical software. Scenarios can be modeled to test cap rock integrity and injection strategies to optimize operations and ensure containment of injected CO2 within the reservoir.

Latest News
  • Workshop: The “Big Five”: Numerical Modeling of Cave Mining The objective of this MassMin2020 workshop is to review the “Big Five” geomechanical challenges associated...
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  • 2019 Sloan Outstanding Paper Award Dr. Mojtaba Bahaaddini (Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman), along with Associate Professor Glenn Sharrock (Itasca/UQ),...
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  • Itasca Awarded Prestigious Caving 2040 Research Grant Itasca’s research aims to answer the key industry question “how should block caves be designed...
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1 Dec.
WEBINAR: What’s New in 3DEC Version 7
This webinar is for people who have used 3DEC before and are interested in the latest developments.... Read More
4 Dec.
Analyses of Embankment Dams and Slopes Using FLAC
This hands-on, virtual training course is 16 hours total, spread over four days in a 1.5-week period, and covers the analysis of embank... Read More
8 Mar.
FLAC3D Introductory Training - Minneapolis copy
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