Using the data summarized in the two maps above and seismic-guided structural mapping, we are constructing a detailed quantitative and qualitative Miocene CO2 Play Atlas for Texas State Waters. The image below shows a mock-up of the kind of information in a Play Atlas for carbon sequestration. Important elements include:
•General location information
•Easily accessed capacity estimates
•Detailed reservoir properties
•Basic location and pertinent geologic maps (e.g., structure, isopach…)
•Seismic and/or well-log cross section
In addition to using the databases for Play Atlas generation, we also use them to identify potential sites for carbon sequestration with capactities larger than 30 MT. Hydrocarbon Accumulation Analysis of known Miocene oil and gas fields can provide specific, qualitative and quantitative analogue information on seal properties and fluid migration.
The audience for the Play Atlas includes a broad spectrum of users, such as policy makers, industry executives, scientists and technical professionals, who would use the Atlas for a variety of strategic planning and screening purposes.