UKCCSRC: Experimental data from brine-CO2 flow-through test on an Utsira Sand core sample at Sleipner reservoirs conditions

Dataset title UKCCSRC: Experimental data from brine-CO2 flow-through test on an Utsira Sand core sample at Sleipner reservoirs conditions
Dataset creators Ismael Falcon Suarez [National Oceanography Centre]
Angus Ian Best [National Oceanography Centre]
Dataset theme Geoscientific Information
Dataset abstract

The spreadsheet gathers the data collected during an experiment conducted on a Utsira Sand formation core sample to complements and constrains existing geophysical monitoring surveys at Sleipner and, more generally, improves the understanding of shallow weakly–cemented sand reservoirs. The tests were conducted in the rock physics laboratory at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, during 2016, as part of the DiSECCS project with funding from the United Kingdom's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC grant EP/K035878/1) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The experiment was a steady state brine–CO2 flow–through test to simultaneously evaluate ultrasonic waves, electrical resistivity (converted into pore fluid distribution) and mechanical indicators during CO2 geosequestration in shallow weakly–cemented reservoirs. The confining and pore pressure conditions were similar to those estimated for Sleipner (North Sea – like storage reservoirs), but simulating inflation/depletion cyclic scenarios for increasing brine:CO2 fractional flow rates. The data include primary ultrasonic wave velocities and attenuation factors, axial and radial strains, and electrical resistivity. Also, we provide a velocity–saturation relationship of practical importance to CO2 plume monitoring, obtained from the inversion of ultrasonic velocity and attenuation data and extrapolation of results to field–scale seismic–frequencies using a new rock physics theory.

Dataset content dates 01/06/2016 – 15/06/2016
Dataset spatial coverage Sleipner field, North Sea
Dataset supply format MS Excel
Dataset language English-United Kingdom
Dataset discovery metadata record Discovery Link to the dataset's BGS Discovery Metadata record
Dataset publisher British Geological Survey
Dataset publication date 24th November 2017
Dataset digital object identifier(DOI) 10.5285/8e9bf6ce-de4d-45b1-9b09-a8b37f914eea
Dataset citation text Ismael Falcon Suarez, Angus Ian Best (2018): UKCCSRC: Experimental data from brine–CO2 flow–through test on an Utsira Sand core sample at Sleipner reservoirs conditions. British Geological Survey – UKCCSRC Data and Information Archive. http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/8e9bf6ce-de4d-45b1-9b09-a8b37f914ee
Constraints and terms of use This data set is delivered under the terms of the Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying any reproduced materials: "Contains data supplied by permission of the Natural Environment Research Council © NERC [2017]"
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