Bayesian inversion of gravimetric data and assessment of CO2 dissolution in the Utsira Formation

  • Vera Louise Hauge
  • Odd Kolbjørnsen


  • Journal: Interpretation, vol. 3, p. SP1–SP10, 2015
  • Internasjonale standardnumre:
    • Trykt: 2324-8858
    • Elektronisk: 2324-8866
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Offshore gravimetric monitoring has been introduced as a complement to seismic monitoring of fields with moving fluids. The Sleipner field in the North Sea is a fully operational carbon capture and storage facility, where CO2 is injected for storage. Gravimetric measurements are one of the geophysical monitoring methods applied, and the data have been used to estimate the in situ density and dissolution of the CO2. We defined a Bayesian inversion of gravimetric data, and we used this to analyze gravimetric data at Sleipner field. In our approach, we included spatial uncertainty in the model and performed a Bayesian analysis of the in situ CO2 density and dissolution. We also analyzed the impact of mass changes due to gas production from the Ty Formation. Our estimates were comparable with published results.