Post-injection monitoring of stored super-critical carbon dioxide will play a crucial role in the carbon capture and storage (CCS) industry. To date a number of monitoring methods have been proposed such as repeat seismic surveys. The application of a technique known as muon tomography is discussed. The technique proposes the instrumentation of suitable voids surrounding the storage volumes with detectors capable of detecting cosmic ray muons. The observed fluxes of muons and their arrival directions are taken along with known muon fluxes at sea level from which the density of the overburden (in this case the storage volume) can be interpreted. The theoretical modelling and potential configuration of muon detectors are discussed.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||4th EAGE CO2 Geological Storage Workshop 2014: Demonstrating Storage Integrity and Building Confidence in CCS - Stavanger, Norway|
Duration: 22 Apr 2014 → 24 Apr 2014
|Conference||4th EAGE CO2 Geological Storage Workshop 2014: Demonstrating Storage Integrity and Building Confidence in CCS|
|Period||22/04/14 → 24/04/14|
Thompson, L. F., Benton, C. J., Clark, S. J., Coleman, M. L., Gluyas, J. G., Kudryavtsev, V. A., ... Telfer, S. J. (2014). The application of muon tomography to carbon storage monitoring. 156-159. Paper presented at 4th EAGE CO2 Geological Storage Workshop 2014: Demonstrating Storage Integrity and Building Confidence in CCS, Stavanger, Norway.