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Atmospheric monitoring for the Pembina Cardium CO2Monitoring Project using open path laser technology

Authors
Journal
Energy Procedia
1876-6102
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
1
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2009.01.300
Keywords
  • Atmospheric Monitoring
  • Remote Sensing
  • Open Path Laser Based Gas Monitoring

Abstract

Abstract This study aimed to assess remote sensing methods using open path laser technology as a tool for atmospheric monitoring of CO 2 storage sites. CH 4 and CO 2 open path detection systems were tested at the Penn West Pembina Cardium CO 2 enhanced oil recovery monitoring pilot. The tested CH 4 detection system was found to be very sensitive and small increases in the gas concentration due to controlled releases were easily distinguishable. The detection capability of the CO 2 detection system was impacted by the larger natural background concentration of CO 2. Where possible, CH 4 should be used as an indicator due to the better detection capabilities and smaller background concentration variations compared to CO 2.

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