Kyle Harris First Listed Author in Prestigious Journal

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Surface receiver deployment during a monitor survey at Aquistore

Surface receiver deployment during a monitor survey at Aquistore

 

Ph.D. student Kyle Harris is the first listed author on an article to be published in the July 2016 edition of the International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. The article is entitled “Feasibility of time-lapse VSP monitoring at the Aquistore CO2 storage site using a distributed acoustic sensing system”. 

The article describes Kyle’s most recent contribution to the Aquistore carbon storage project - a huge, multi-year endeavor based outside of Estevan, Saskatchewan. It consists of a research and monitoring program aimed at demonstrating the feasibility of safely storing liquid CO2 deep underground as a means of offsetting greenhouse gas emissions.

Kyle’s Supervisors, Professor Claire Samson and Adjunct Research Professor Don White, have a share in the project. This is essentially Kyle’s Ph.D. project. His research is focused on the use of a novel seismic sensor system that employs fiber optics to image and monitor the CO2 plume over the duration of his Ph.D. He travels to project site annually to perform vertical seismic profiles and surface seismic surveys to characterize the subsurface throughout the injection schedule.

Estimations of the seismic signature of the CO2 plume were contributed through the work of Dave Melanson (M.Sc. 2014) during his work at the Geological Survey of Canada.

 

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Repairing a geophone damaged by agricultural activity prior to a monitor survey at Aquistore

Repairing a geophone damaged by agricultural activity prior to a monitor survey at Aquistore