Evaluating the impact of fractures on the long-term performance of the In Salah CO2 storage site

1st January 2008

Topic(s): Carbon capture use and storage (CCUS), CO2 storage, Engineering and project delivery

This paper presents the authors’ current knowledge on the characterisation of faults and fractures at the CO2 storage demonstration site at the Krechba natural gas field at In Salah, Algeria. The authors discuss their current understanding of fault and fracture properties at Krechba, which is essential for realistic predictions of CO2 flow behaviour at the site. Furthermore, an extensive monitoring program is underway to improve the characterisation of the Krechba field as storage location and to verify the applicability of a number of monitoring methods for CO2 storage purposes.


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