Publications

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STRATEGIC MONITORING

2017

Daley, T. M.; Sullivan, E. C.; Tan, S.; Huang, L.; Harbert, W. Analysis of Field Vertical Seismic Profiling (VSP) Data: Cranfield 3D-VSP Project; NRAP-TRS-III-011-2017; NRAP Technical Report Series; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Morgantown, WV, 2017; p 52.

Harp, D. R.; Stauffer, P. H.; O’Malley, D.; Jiao, Z.; Egenlof, E. P.; Miller, T. A.; Martinez, D.; Hunter, K. A.; Middleton, R. S.; Bielicki, Jeffrey M.; Pawar, R. Development of Robust Pressure Management Strategies for Geologic CO2 Sequestration. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2017, 64, 43-59.

Keating, K.; Bacon, D.; Carroll, S.; Mansoor, K.; Sun, Y.; Zheng, L.; Harp, D.; Dai, Z. Applicability of Aquifer Impact Models to Support Decisions at CO2 Sequestration Sites. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2017, 52, 319-330.

Nazari, S.; Daley, T. M. Assessing Uncertainty and Repeatability in Time-lapse Vertical Seismic Profile (VSP) Monitoring of CO2 Injection in a Brine Aquifer, Frio Formation, Texas—A Case Study; NRAP-TRS-III-023-2017; NRAP Technical Report Series; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Morgantown, WV, 2017, p 48.

Small, M. J.; Karamalidis, A.; Nakles, D.; Yang, Y.-M.; Azzolina, N.; Wang, Z.; Gray, D. D.; Ogretim, E. O.; Bromhal, G. S.; Strasizar, B. R.; Wells, A.W.; Dilmore, R. Performance Evaluation and Integration of Multiple CO2 Leak Detection Monitoring Technologies; NRAP-TRS-III-014-2017; NRAP Technical Report Series; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Morgantown, WV, 2017; p 68.

Zhou, Q.; Oldenburg, C. M.; Spangler, L. H.; Birkholzer, J. T. Approximate solutions for diffusive fracture-matrix transfer: Application to storage of dissolved CO2 in fractured rocksWater Resources Research 2017, 53(2), 1746-1762.

2016

Appriou, D.; Bonneville, A. H.; Nguyen, B. N.; Bacon, D. H. Evaluation of Time-Lapse Gravity Monitoring on a Faulted Carbon Sequestration Reservoir; PNNL-25660; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, 2016.

Commer, M. Time-lapse 3-D Electrical Resistance Tomography Inversion for Crosswell Monitoring of Dissolved and Supercritical CO2 Flow at Two Field Sites: Escatawpa and Cranfield, Mississippi, USA. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2016, 49, 297-311.

Di, H.; Gao, D. Improved Estimate of Seismic Curvature and Flexure Based on 3D Surface Rotation in the Presence of Structural Dip. Geophysics 2016, 81, IM13-IM23.

Donahue, T.; Gao, D. Application of 3D Seismic Attribute Analysis to Structure Interpretation and Hydrocarbon Exploration Southwest Pennsylvania, Central Appalachian Basin: A Case Study. Interpretation 2016, 4, T291-&302.

Harbert, W.; Daley, T. M.; Bromhal, G.; Sullivan, E. C.; Huang, L. Progress in Monitoring Strategies for Risk Reduction in Geologic Storage. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2016, 51, 260-275.

Kabilan, S., Jung, H. B.; Kuprat, A. P.; Beck, A. N.; Varga, T.; Fernandez, C. A.; Um, W. Numerical Simulation of Permeability Change in Wellbore Cement Fractures after Geomechanical Stress and Geochemical Reactions Using X-ray Computed Tomography Imaging. Environmental Science & Technology 2016, 50, 6180-6188.

Kowalsky, M. B.; Doetsch, J.; Commer, M.; Finsterle, S.; Doughty, C.; Zhou, Q.; Ajo-Franklin, J.; Birkholzer, J.; Daley, T. Coupled Inversion of Hydrological and Geophysical Data for Improved Prediction of Subsurface CO2 Migration; NRAP-TRS-III-004-2016; NRAP Technical Report Series; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Morgantown, WV, 2016; p 56.

Pau, G.; Finsterle, S.; Zhang, Y. Fast High-resolution Prediction of Multi-phase Flow in Fractured Formations. Advances in Water Resources 2016, 88, 80-85.

Trainor-Guitton, W.; Mansoor, K.; Sun, Y.; Carroll, S. Merits of Pressure and Geochemical Data as Indicators of CO2/Brine Leakage into a Heterogeneous, Sedimentary Aquifer. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2016, 52, 237-249.

Yonkofski, C. M. R.; Davidson, C. L.; Rodriguez, L. R.; Porter, E. A.; Brown, C. F. Optimized, Budget-Constrained Monitoring Well Placement Using DREAM; PNNL-SA-115984; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, 2016.

Yonkofski, C. M. R.; Gastelum, J. A.; Porter, E. A.; Brown, C. F. An Optimization Approach to Design Monitoring Schemes for CO2 Leakage Detection. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2016, 47, 233-239.

Zhang, Y.; Liu, Y.; Pau, G.; Oladyshkin, S.; Finsterle, S. Evaluation of Multiple Reduced-Order Models to Enhance Confidence in Global Sensitivity Analyses. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2016, 49, 217-226.

Zhou, Q.; Jung, Y.; Chen, F.; Liu, X.; Birkholzer, J. T.; Kowalsky, M. B.; Daley, T. Early Detection of Brine and CO2 Leakage Using Pressure and Surface-Deformation Monitoring Data: Methodology Development, Demonstration, and Application; NRAP-TRS-III-023-2016; NRAP Technical Report Series; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Morgantown, WV, 2016; p 84.

2015

Gao, D.; Di, H. Extreme Curvature and Extreme Flexure Analysis for Fracture Characterization from 3D Seismic Data: New Analytical Algorithms and Geologic Implications. Geophysics 2015, 80, IM11-IM20.

Jung, Y.; Zhou, Q.; Birkholzer, J. T. On the Detection of Leakage Pathways in Geological CO2 Storage Systems Using Pressure Monitoring Data: Impact of Model Uncertainties. Advances in Water Resources 2015, 84, 112–124.

Lu, C.; Zhang, C.; Hunag, H.; Johnson, T. C. Monitoring CO2 Sequestration into Deep Saline Aquifer and Associated Salt Intrusion Using Coupled Multiphase Flow Modeling and Time-lapse Electrical Resistivity Tomography. Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology 2015, 5, 34–49.

Wang, P.; Pozzi, M.; Small, M.; Harbert, W. Statistical Method for Real-time Detection of Changes in Seismic Risk at Deep-well Injection Sites. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 2015, 105, 2852-2862.

Wilson, T. H.; Smith, V.; Brown, A. Developing a Model Discrete Fracture Network and Drilling and EOR Strategy in an Unconventional Naturally Fractured Reservoir Using Integrated Field, Image Log and 3D Seismic Data. American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Bulletin 2015, 99, 735–762.

Yang, X.; Lassen, R. N.; Jensen, K. H. Looms, M. C. Monitoring CO2 Migration in a Shallow Sand Aquifer Using 3D Crosshole Electrical Resistivity Tomography. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2015, 42, 534-544.

Zhang, R.; Vasco, D. W.; Daley, T. M. Study of Seismic Diffractions Caused by a Fracture Zone at In Salah Carbon Dioxide Storage Project. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2015, 42, 75–86.

Zhang, R.; Vasco, D.; Daley, T. M.; Harbert, W. Characterization of a Fracture Zone Using Seismic Attributes at the In Salah CO2 Storage Project. Interpretation 2015, 3, SM37-SM46.

Zhang, R.; Daley, T. M.; Vasco, D. W. Improving Thin-bed Resolution: Application of a Sparse-Layer Inversion on 3D seismic Observations from the In Salah Carbon Dioxide Storage Project. Interpretation 2015, 3, SS65-SS712014

2014

Commer, M.; Kowalsky, M. B.; Doetsch, J.; Newman, G.; Finsterle, S. MPiTOUGH2: A Parallel Parameter Estimation Framework for Hydrological and Hydrogeophysical Applications. Computers & Geosciences 2014, 65, 127–135.

Daley, T. M.; Hendrickson, J.; Queen, J. H. Monitoring CO2 Storage at Cranfield, Mississippi with Time-Lapse Offset VSP – Using Integration and Modeling to Reduce Uncertainty. Energy Procedia 2014, 63, 4240–4248.

Di, H.; Gao, D. A New Algorithm for Evaluating 3D Curvature and Curvature 1 Gradient for Improved Fracture Detection. Computers & Geosciences 2014, 70, 15–25.

Di, H.; Gao, D. Gray-level Transformation and Canny Edge Detection for 3D Seismic Discontinuity Enhancement. Computers & Geosciences 2014, 72, 192–200.

Gastelum, J. A.; Porter, E. A. Optimizing Monitoring Designs under Alternative Objectives. Energy Procedia 2014, 63, 3516–3522.

Namhata, A.; Small, M. J.; Karamalidas, A. K. Multi-model Weighted Predictions for CH4 and H2S Solubilities in Freshwater and Saline Formation Waters Relevant to Unconventional Oil and Gas Extraction. International Journal of Coal Geology 2014, 131, 177–185.

Vaco, D. W.; Daley T. M.; Bakulin, A. Utilizing the Onset of Time-lapse Changes: A Robust Basis for Reservoir Monitoring and Characterization. Geophysical Journal International 2014, 197, 1.

Wilson, T. H.; Smith, V.; Brown, A. Developing a Model Discrete Fracture Network and Drilling and EOR Strategy in an Unconventional Naturally Fractured Reservoir Using Integrated Field, Image Log and 3D Seismic Data. West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2014.

Yang, X.; Chen, X.; Carrigan, C. R.; Ramirez, A. L. Uncertainty Quantification of CO2 Saturation Estimated from Electrical Resistance Tomography Data at the Cranfield Site. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2014, 27, 59-68.

2013

Ajo-Franklin, J. B.; Peterson, J.; Doetsch, J.; Daley, T. M. High-resolution Characterization of a CO2 Plume Using Crosswell Seismic Tomography: Cranfield, MS, USA. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2013, 18, 497–509.

Dafflon, B.; Wu, Y.; Hubbard, S.; Birkholzer, J. T.; Daley, T.; Pugh, J.; Peterson, J. E.; Trautz, R. C. Monitoring CO2 Intrusion and Associated Geochemical Transformations in a Shallow Groundwater System Using Complex Electrical Methods. Environmental Science & Technology 2013, 47, 314–321.

Doetsch, J.; Kowalsky, M. B.; Doughty, C.; Finsterle, S.; Ajo-Franklin, J. B.; Carrigan, C. R.; Yang, X.; Hovorka, S. D.; Daley, T. M. Constraining CO2 Simulations by Coupled Modeling and Inversion of Electrical Resistance and Gas Composition Data. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2013, 18, 510–522.

Gao, D. Integrating 3D Seismic Curvature and Curvature Gradient Attributes for Fracture Characterization: Methodologies and Interpretational Implications. Geophysics 2013, 78, O21–O31.

Gao, D. Wavelet Spectral Probe for Seismic Structure Interpretation and Fracture Detection: A Workflow with Case Studies. Geophysics 2013, 78, 057–067.

Hur, T.; Baltrus, J. P.; Howard, B. H.; Harbert, W. P.; Romanov, V. N. Carbonate Formation in Wyoming Montmorillonite under High Pressure Carbon Dioxide. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2013, 13, 149–155.

Jung, Y.; Zhou, Q.; Birkholzer, J. T. Early Detection of Brine and CO2 Leakage through Abandoned Wells Using Pressure and Surface-deformation Monitoring Data: Concept and Demonstration. Advances in Water Resources 2013, 62 Part C, 555–569.

Nakagawa, S.; Kneafsey, T. J.; Daley, T. M.; Freifeld, B. M.; Rees, E. V. Laboratory Seismic Monitoring of Supercritical CO2 Flooding in Sandstone Cores using the Split Hopkinson Resonant Bar Technique with Concurrent X-ray CT Imaging. Geophysical Prospecting 2013, 61, 254–269.

Santarosa, C.; Crandall, D.; Halijasmaa, I.; Hur, T.; Fazio, J. J.; Warzinski, R.; Heeman, R.; Romanov, V. CO2 Sequestration Potential of Charqueadas Coal Field in Brazil. International Journal of Coal Geology 2013, 106, 25–34.

Trainor-Guitton, W. J.; Ramirez, A.; Yang, X.; Mansoor, K.; Sun, Y.; Carroll, S. Value of Information Methodology for Assessing the Ability of Electrical Resistivity to Detect CO2/brine Leakage into a Shallow Aquifer. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2013, 18, 101–113.

Trautz, R. C.; Pugh, J. D.; Varadharajan, C.; Zheng, L.; Bianchi, M.; Nico, P. S.; Spycher, N. F.; Newell, D. L.; Esposito, R. A.; Wu, Y.; Dafflon, B.; Hubbard, S. S.; Birkholzer, J. T. Effect of Dissolved CO2 on a Shallow Groundwater System: A Controlled Release Field Experiment. Environmental Science & Technology 2013, 47, 298–305.

Varadharajan, C.; Tinnacher, R.; Pugh, J.; Trautz, R.; Zheng, L.; Spycher. N.; Birkholzer J.; Castillo-Michel, H.; Esposito, R.; Nico, P. A Laboratory Study of the Initial Effects of Dissolved Carbon Dioxide (CO2) on Metal Release from Shallow Sediments. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2013, 19, 183–211.

Wells, A. W.; Diehl, J. R.; Strazisar, B. R.; Wilson, T. Stanko, D. C. Atmospheric and Soil-gas Monitoring for Surface Leakage at the San Juan Basin CO2 Pilot Test Site at Pump Canyon New Mexico, Using Perfluorocarbon Tracers, CO2 Soil-gas Flux and Soil-gas Hydrocarbons. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2013, 14, 227–238.

2012

Cantrell, K. J.; Shao, H.; Zhong, L.; Thompson, C. J.; Jung, H. B.; Um, W. FY 12 ARRA-NRAP Report-Studies to Support Risk Assessment of Geologic Carbon Sequestration; PNNL-21802; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, 99352, 2012.

Gao, D. Implications of the Fresnel-Zone Texture for Seismic Amplitude Interpretation. Geophysics 2012, 77, 35–44.

Kowalsky, M. B.; Finsterle, S.; Williams, K. H.; Murray, C.; Commer, M.; Newcomer, D.; Englert, A.; Steefel, C. I.; Hubbard, S. S. On Parameterization of the Inverse problem for Estimating Aquifer Properties Using Tracer Data. Water Resources Research 2012, 48, W06535.

Weber, M.; Wilson, T.; Akwari, B.; Wells, A.; Koperna, G. Impact of Geological Complexity of the Fruitland Formation on Combined CO2 Enhance Recovery/Sequestration at San Juan Basin Pilot Site. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2012, 104, 46–58.

Wilson, T. H.; Siriwardane, H.; Zhu, L.; Bajura, R. A.; Winschel, R. A.; Locke, J. E.; Bennett, J. Fracture Model of the Upper Freeport Coal: Marshall County West Virginia Pilot ECBMR and CO2 Sequestration Site. International Journal of Coal Geology 2012, 104, 70–82.

Wilson, T. H.; Wells, A.; Peters, D.; Mioduchowski, A.; Martinez, G.; Koperna, G.; Akwari, B. N.; Heath, J. Fracture and 3D Seismic Interpretations of the Fruitland Formation and Cover Strata: Implications for CO2 Retention and Tracer Movement, San Juan Basin Pilot Test. International Journal of Coal Geology 2012, 99, 35–53.

Yang, Y.; Small, M. J.; Ogretim, E. O.; Gray, D. D.; Wells, A. W.; Bromhal, G. S.; Strazisar, B. R. A Bayesian Belief Network (BBN) for Combining Evidence from Multiple CO2 Leak Detection Technologies. Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology 2012, 2, 185–199.

2011

Cantrell, K. J.; Shao, H.; Thompson, C. J. Experimental Plan to Assess Contaminant Mobilization during Geologic Carbon Sequestration; PNNL-20673; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, 2011.

Gao, D. Latest Developments in Seismic Texture Analysis for Subsurface Structure, Facies, and Reservoir Characterization: A Review. Geophysics 2011, 76, W1–W13.

Harbert, W.; Purcell, C.; Mur, A. Seismic Reflection Data Processing of 3D Surveys over an EOR CO2 Injection. Energy Procedia 2011, 4, 3684–3690.

Mur, A.; Purcell, C.; Soong, Y.; Crandall, D.; McLendon, T. R.; Haljasma, I. V.; Warzinski, R.; Kutchko, B.; Kennedy, S.; Harbert, W. Integration of Core Sample Velocity Measurements into a 4D Seismic Survey and Analysis of SEM and CT images to Obtain Pore Scale Properties. Energy Procedia 2011, 4, 3676–3683.

Unwin, S. D.; Sadovsky, A.; Sullivan, C.; Anderson, R. M. Risk-Informed Monitoring, Verification and Accounting (R1-MVA). An NRAP White Paper Documenting Methods and a Demonstration Model of Risk-Informed MVA System Design and Operations in Geologic Carbon Sequestration; PNNL-20808; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, 2011.

Yang, Y.; Small, M. J.; Junker, B.; Bromhal, G. S.; Strazisar, B.; Wells, A. Bayesian Hierarchical Models for Soil CO2 Flux and Leak Detection at Geologic Sequestration Sites. Environmental Earth Sciences 2011, 64, 787–798.

Yang, Y.; Small, M. J.; Ogretim, E. O.; Gray, D. D.; Bromhal, G. S.; Strazisar, B. R.; Wells, A. W. Probabilistic Design of a Near-Surface CO2 Leak Detection System. Environmental Science & Technology 2011, 45, 6380–6387.

2010

Doughty, C. Investigation of CO2 Plume Behavior for a Large-Scale Pilot Test of Geologic Carbon Storage in a Saline Formation. Transport in Porous Media 2010, 82, 49-76.

Harbert, W.; Lipinski, B. Technologies Monitor CO2 EOR Floods. The American Oil and Gas Reporter 2010, 119–123.

Purcell, C.; Harbert, W.; Mur, A.; Soong, Y.; McLendon, T. R.; Haljasmaa, I. V.; Integrating Velocity Measurements in a Reservoir Rock Sample from the SACROC Unit with an AVO Proxy for Subsurface Supercritical CO2. The Leading Edge (Tulsa) 2010, 29, 192–195.

2009

Purcell, C.; Harbert, W.; Soong, Y.; McLendon, T. R.; Haljasmaa, I. V.; McIntyre, D.; Jikich, J. Velocity Measurements in Reservoir Rock Samples from the SACROC Unit using Various Pore Fluids, and Integration into a Seismic Survey Taken before and after a CO2 Sequestration Flood. Energy Procedia 2009, 1, 2323-2331.

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