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Time-lapse downhole electrical resistivity monitoring of subsurface CO2 storage at the Maguelone shallow experimental site (Languedoc, France)

Philippe Pezard
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Nataliya Denchik
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Johanna Lofi
Herve Perroud
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Gilles Henry
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Denis Neyens
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Arnaud Levannier
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Abstract

A shallow field experimental site for CO2 injection was established at Maguelone (Languedoc, France), in order to test in an integrated manner a suite of surface and downhole hydrogeophysical monitoring methods. The objective is to improve monitoring of gas transport in the shallow subsurface and to determine the sensitivity of CO2 monitoring systems for leakage detection. The site offers a natural laboratory to study the processes associated with CO2 injection in a clastic and clay-rich context saturated with saline fluids. Prior to CO2 injection, three nitrogen (N2) injections were undertaken in 2012 to measure the site response to neutral gas injection. In 2013, a volume of 111 m3 (mass of 220 kg) of CO2 was injected during 3.5 h at 15 m depth. During each experiment, the gas plumes were successfully detected from pressure monitoring, time-lapse induction logging and downhole resistivity monitoring with dipole–dipole array. Increases in resistivity are attributed to free gas propagation (either N2 or CO2) whereas decreases in resistivity correlate with CO2 dissolution in the pore fluid. Chemical analyses confirm this hypothesis with a decrease in pH and an increase in the concentration of dissolved species in the latter case.
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hal-01355943 , version 1 (24-08-2016)

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Philippe Pezard, Nataliya Denchik, Johanna Lofi, Herve Perroud, Gilles Henry, et al.. Time-lapse downhole electrical resistivity monitoring of subsurface CO2 storage at the Maguelone shallow experimental site (Languedoc, France). International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 2016, 48, pp.142-154. ⟨10.1016/j.ijggc.2015.12.005⟩. ⟨hal-01355943⟩
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