This will provide information on the changes in field parameters and in geochemistry and geomechanics of the geothermal field, as well as the fate of the CO2 plume. They will use different, site-adjusted surface and downhole monitoring activities.
Besides the application of standard monitoring technologies the team will develop and use new and innovative seismic monitoring techniques and hardware (electric seismic-vibrator; iDAS system).
Led by the Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale and assisted by Delft University of Technology, the SUCCEED team will monitor layer-specific information of subsurface changes at regular times from active- and passive-source measurements at both of the pilot sites.
Using this data and the surrent state of the CO2-enhanced geothermal production the team hope to further calibrate the dynamic reservoir model and to evaluate the performance of CO2 injection in terms of pressure support and production enhancement in the geothermal system
The work is split into five areas: