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[MIS32-17] Assessment of In-Situ Stress from Deep Borehole in the Middle Coastal Plain and Its Implications for Taiwan CCS Project
Keywords:In-Situ Stress, CCS, Taiwan, ASR, Breakout, Hydraulic Fracturing
Formations under the Coastal Plain in Taiwan have been evaluated as saline-water formations with gently east-dipping and no distinct fractures endured by regional tectonics of obliquely arc-continental collision with N35W compression. The formation is characterized as a suitable place for carbon sequestration. In this study, we will integrate the comprehensive results of different in-situ stress determinations such as anelastic strain recovery (ASR), diameter core deformation analysis (DCDA), borehore breakout, hydraulic fracturing from a 3000m borehole of carbon sequestration testing site and further evaluate the seal feasibility in terms of rock mechanics and tectonic implication in the context of stress state.
Results of 30 ASR experiments between the depth of 1500m and 3000m showed the consistent normal faulting stress regime. Stress gradient of vertical stress, horizontal maximum stress and horizontal minimum stress with depth is estimated as 22, 20, and 18MPa/km, respectively. The distribution of borehole breakout is not completely throughout all of interval in 1500-3000m. The mean orientation of breakout is about 175deg and mean width of breakout is 84 deg. Based on rock mechanic data, maximum injection pressure of carbon sequestration can be estimated. Furthermore, although it is normal faulting stress regime consistent with core observations and borehole image logging, the horizontal maximum stress of 85deg inferred from breakout suggested that this place has been affected by the compression of oblique collision. The comparison of stress magnitudes estimated from ASR, DCDA, breakout and hydraulic fracturing cab further verified current results.