Canadian Experience in Intermediate and Deep Subsurface CO2 Monitoring and Storage


In case you missed it!

CMC Research Institutes and the Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) recently hosted a webinar examining how research conducted in the two organizations is impacting the secure underground storage of carbon. Dr. Rick Chalaturnyk, University of Alberta, and Dr. Don Lawton, CMC’s Containment and Monitoring Institute, both discussed containment and monitoring operations and what their research results might mean for secure storage.

If you missed the webinar, we’ve provided links both the recorded session and to the PowerPoint presentations.

For Webinar recording:


Dr. Don Lawton, Director, CaMI

April 14 Presentation – Don Lawton

In this presentation, Dr. Don Lawton discusses the program of monitoring research at the Field Research Station, including surface seismic and microseismic surveys and vertical seismic profiles using geophones as well as distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) methods.

Dr. Rick Chalaturnyk, University of Alberta

April 14 presentation – Rick Chalaturnyk

The Aquistore CO2 Storage Project is an integral component of SaskPower’s Boundary Dam CO2 Capture Project and is located in southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada. This presentation highlights observations and learnings of hydromechanical (pore pressure) and thermomechanical (pore temperature) processes involved in the CO2 injection and will also review data collected from DTS/DAS systems, downhole tubing, and casing-conveyed pressure sensors over this 7-year period.