publication . Conference object . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Using noble gas fingerprints at the Kerr Farm to assess CO2 leakage allegations linked to the Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project

Stuart Gilfillan; George William Sherk; Robert J. Poreda; R. Stuart Haszeldine;
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  • Published: 09 Jun 2017 Journal: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control (issn: 1750-5836, Copyright policy)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
For carbon capture and storage technology to successfully contribute to climate mitigation efforts, the stored CO2 must be securely isolated from the atmosphere and oceans. Hence, there is a need to establish and verify monitoring techniques that can detect unplanned migration of injected CO2 from a storage site to the near surface. Noble gases are sensitive tracers of crustal fluid input in the subsurface due to their low concentrations and unreactive nature. Several studies have identified their potential to act as tracers of deep fluid migration to the shallow subsurface, but they have yet to be used in a contested situation. In January 2011 it was reported e...
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free text keywords: General Energy, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Pollution, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Groundwater recharge, Chemistry, Groundwater pollution, Carbon capture and storage, Water pollution, Petroleum engineering, Groundwater, Noble gas, Atmosphere, Geochemistry, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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