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First account of resistivity borehole micro-imaging (FMI) to assess the sedimentology and structure of the Preesall Halite, NW England; implications for gas storage and wider applications in CCS caprock assessment

D. J. Evans, A. Kingdon, E. Hough, W. Reynolds and N. Heitmann
First account of resistivity borehole micro-imaging (FMI) to assess the sedimentology and structure of the Preesall Halite, NW England; implications for gas storage and wider applications in CCS caprock assessment
Journal of the Geological Society of London (September 2012) 169 (5): 587-592

Abstract

UK future energy infrastructure will include solution-mined salt caverns in bedded halite deposits providing short to medium term, fast-cycle underground gas storage volumes. Assessing the stratigraphy, sedimentology and structure of halite beds is essential for understanding and developing gas storage caverns. This paper highlights perhaps the first application of Schlumberger's FMI (super TM) resistivity borehole imaging tool to characterize and provide a detailed understanding of bedded halites. Widely used in the hydrocarbons industry for over 20 years the potential value of such tools has yet to be fully recognized in the solution mining industry and is applied to the Triassic Preesall Halite in NW England with promising results. There may be wider applications in, for example, CCS caprock assessment.


ISSN: 0016-7649
EISSN: 2041-479X
Coden: JGSLAS
Serial Title: Journal of the Geological Society of London
Serial Volume: 169
Serial Issue: 5
Title: First account of resistivity borehole micro-imaging (FMI) to assess the sedimentology and structure of the Preesall Halite, NW England; implications for gas storage and wider applications in CCS caprock assessment
Affiliation: British Geological Survey, Keyworth, United Kingdom
Pages: 587-592
Published: 201209
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
References: 12
Accession Number: 2012-086307
Categories: Applied geophysicsEngineering geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
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Secondary Affiliation: Halite Energy Group, GBR, United Kingdom
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 201245
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