11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
[HRE28-07] An attempt of geostatistical modeling for spatial mud content: a case study of the Nagaoka pilot site, Japan
Keywords:CO2 geological storage, Mud content, Geostatistics, Sedimentology, Nagaoka
The CO2 reservoir is interpreted as deltaic or coastal plain deposits characterized by upward-shallowing successions from shelf to shoreface environments. It is known that sedimentary facies agrees with mud content in shallow depositional environments (e.g., Ishihara et al., 2013). At the Nagaoka pilot site, the sediment core analysis indicates that mud content is available for the classification of the depositional environments; mud content in outer shelf is 62.0 % in average, that in inner shelf is 33.7 % in average, and that in shoreface is 20.4 %, respectively. This fact implies that spatial mud content distribution can be regarded as a lihtologic model. The lithologic model estimated by geostatistical modeling technique indicates the heterogeneity of mud content distribution. This lithologic model is reasonable for explaining the geophysical monitoring results showing the heterogeneity of CO2 distribution inside the reservoir rock. This result indicates that the lithologic model in terms of mud content is a useful for prediction and estimation of the injected CO2 distribution.