Methods and techniques employed to monitor induced seismicity from carbon capture and storage

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McNamara, D.D. 2016 Methods and techniques employed to monitor induced seismicity from carbon capture and storage. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2015/18 ii, 19 p.; doi: 10.21420/G2X59M

Abstract: This report discusses the topic of induced seismicity resulting from the operations of sub-surface CO2 injection at Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) sites. The potential for induced seismicity to occur in CCS projects is an important factor when considering the capability of a project site’s storage reservoir to retain injected CO2 for long periods of time. It is also important when assessing and addressing public concern over earthquake activity. This report discusses the measures carried out at global CCS sites to identify and monitor induced seismicity. This information is then distilled into a list of issues to be considered as part of the review process prior to establishing a CCS site in New Zealand. (auth)