Carbon Management Technology Conference
|Document ID ||150308-MS||DOI
|Content Type||Conference Paper
|Title||Lessons Learned from Practical Application of Geochemical Monitoring Methodology to CO2 Storage Site: Specific Case of Claye-Souilly project, Paris Basin, France
P. De Donato, J. Pironon, O. Barres, J. Sausse, Universite de Lorraine; N.
Quisel, S. Thomas, Veolia Environnement Recherche & Innovation; Z.
Pokryszka, Ineris; A. Laurent, Solexperts
Carbon Management Technology Conference,
7-9 February 2012,
Orlando, Florida, USA
2012. Carbon Management Technology Conference
|2.5.1 Global Climate Change/CO2 Capture and Management
4.4.3 Mutiphase Measurement
2.5.4 Waste Management
This paper presents the lessons learned from practical application of CO2
storage site monitoring methodology developed to address geochemical aspects of
future CO2 storage site. It covers a detailed description of the methodology
and tools applied for the extremely complex industrial site that main technical
challenge is the presence of the multi sources of CO2 at the surface and in the
On the basis of previous research programs conducted on natural CO2 storage
sites, a specific geochemical monitoring program was developed that combine
both a localized and continuous geochemical monitoring.
The paper focuses on the surface gases monitoring techniques spread on specific
site to quantify CO2 flux and concentration at different levels from
soil-atmosphere-interface : -1m to +1m. The geochemical monitoring was based on
the combined use of conventional accumulation chambers and dynamic flow
chambers systems equipped with high resolution IR sensors, Fourier Transform
infrared sensors equipped with specific gas cell and a CO2 mobile infrared
sensor. This first step has lead to the location and discrimination of CO2
sources and the analysis of the carbon cycle involving the influence of
events and of the natural seasonal variations. Combined methodology matrix for
a geochemical surface survey adapted to CO2 storage in Paris basin depth saline
aquifer is argued and the measurement results are discussed. 13C isotopic
analyses to insure gas traceability have been also applied. Results are not
shown in the paper. On the basis of such combined surface and subsurface gas
measurements, seasonal variations of the natural CO2 cycle were identified. As
results, sensitivity and variability were considered to suggest the CO2 warning
levels adapted to detect CO2 abnormal emissions on the surface.
Finally, advanced complementary technologies for both soil and atmospheric gas
investigations are also detailled as a part of the survey strategy. For soil
gases, a specific completion in a shallow well has been developped to perform
the continuous acquisition of CO2 concentrations at a depth of 10 m. For
atmospheric gases, a scanning imaging infrared remote sensing system was tested
to support atmospheric dynamic survey strategy.
This site study applied to Claye Souilly waste disposal represents the real
“hand on” experience and could be considered as a valuable experience to
improve part of the geochemical monitoring program of CO2 storage site.
Considering the objectives of the greenhouse gas emissions emission reduction,
Veolia Environnement began in 2005 a research program on the capture and
storage of CO2 with the aim of improving knowledge and developing site specific
solutions to suit the differing sizes and types of its client’s facilities.
Managing roughly 100,000 sites throughout the world, including combustion
facilities and non-hazardous waste landfills, Veolia Environment Research &
Development launched an assessment of a geological storage experiment to
identify the technological and economical validity of CCS implementation.
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