[HSC07-08] Vertical Self-Potential (SP) monitoring in Tomakomai CCS demonstration site, Hokkaido
Keywords:Self Potential, CCS, Simulation
We have measured continuously gravity, vertical-SP, elevation changes (GNSS), precipitation and water table level in Tomakomai CCS demonstration site, Hokkaido. The vertical-SP monitoring was to measure electric potential difference between two electrodes, one of them was settled on the bottom of the observation well (5 m or 10 m under the ground level) and the other was settled on the vicinity of the ground level. Rainwater infiltration generates streaming potential between top and bottom of the water flow, and vertical-SP can be changed according to the percolation process. For example, heavy rain of almost 100 mm in total was observed between 14 Aug. and 17 Aug. in 2018, and we observed SP changes of 10 mV coincide with the rainfall. We tried to interpret the observation results by history-matching method using 2-D flow simulation and geophysical postprocessor (Pritchett 1995). In our presentation, we will report the continuous monitoring results and evaluate the disturbance of SP and gravity due to rainfall.
This presentation is based on results obtained from a project commissioned by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan.