Carina Carbon Secure, the engineered acoustic sensing -based CCS monitoring solution, provides a long-term, on-demand and cost-effective seismic monitoring solution for safe CO2 storage. It does so with minimal environmental impact.
Carbon Cature and Storage (CCS) is the only technology available today that has the potential to capture greenhouse gas on large scale. However, CCS projects need to demonstrate maximum safety and ensure through monitoring that the injected CO2 is safely contained within the geological store during and after injection, over the lifetime of the storage reservoir, which can be several hundred years.
Carina Carbon Secure makes CCS safer and more affordable, and therefore facilitates faster adoption of the technology in industry.
Using permanently installed fibre optic cables in CO2 injection or observation wells, the engineered fibre optic system enables ultra-high definition 4D seismic and microseismic data acquisition on demand. This allows CO2 storage site operators to perform more frequent active seismic acquisitions at a much lower cost and with a much smaller environmental footprint. This enables them to confirm caprock integrity and understand the evolution of the CO2 plume within the reservoir.
The same fibre optic cables can be used for passive monitoring and detecting microseismic events, hence addressing concerns over seismic hazard and leakage pathways, including the integrity of the caprock or the wellbore.