Date of Award
Master of Science
Geological and Environmental Sciences
Dr. David A. Barnes
Dr. William B. Harrison III
Dr. Duane Hampton
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The Upper (?) Cambrian Mount Simon Sandstone is an important deep saline geological carbon sequestration (GCS) target throughout the Midwest, USA. The distribution of sedimentary facies, primary mineralogy, and diagenetic alterations and the relationship to wireline log response and reservoir quality throughout the Michigan basin are not well known. This study uses rock core, thin section point counts, x-ray diffraction, inferred spectroscopy, conventional core plug porosity and permeability and pressure fall-off test data to constrain wireline log interpretations of regional geology and reservoir quality.
Prior to the permitting of a CO2 sequestration project, documentation of a robust transient injection model is needed to predict the possible outcomes of CO2 injection. The first step to creating a reliable transient model is creating a sound static geologic model. This study created static geologic models for two locations in Michigan using Schlumberger's Petrel. Gamma ray, wireline log porosity and wireline log estimated permeability were all modeled.
Patterson, "Geological Controls on Reservoir Quality and Geologic Carbon Sequestration Potential in the Upper Cambrian Mount Simon Sandstone" (2011). Master's Theses. 4441.