Analysis of in situ stress and fault reactivation - The Captain Sandstone storage aquifer - presentation presented at the '8th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage', Trondheim, Norway

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The data consists of a presentation presented at the '8th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage', Trondheim, Norway, 16-18th June 2015. The presentation describes work carried-out on behalf of the 'Fault seal controls on CO2 storage capacity in aquifers' project funded by the UKCCS Research Centre, grant number UKCCSRC-C1-14. The Captain Sandstone saline aquifer has a potential to store large volumes of CO2 as part of greenhouse gas mitigation strategies, however it is known to be affected by regional faults, some of which extend to the seabed. An in situ stress analysis is performed in order to deduce the stresses affecting these faults and to assess their geomechanical stability.

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UKCCSRC Call 1 Project: Fault seal controls on storage capacity

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Author(s) Williams,John David Owen
Principal Investigator(s) Williams,John David Owen
NERC-BGS Research Geoscientist
British Geological Survey
Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
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Lineage statement This is the presentation presented at the '8th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage'. UKCCSRC Call 1 project, grant number: UKCCSRC-C1-14, Lead institution: British Geological Survey
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Organisation British Geological Survey
Address Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
City Nottingham
County Nottinghamshire
Country United Kingdom
Postcode NG12 5GG
Telephone +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax +44 (0)115 936 3276
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