CCS and Power Systems

Carbon Storage - Geologic Storage Technologies and Simulation and Risk Assessment


Development and Test of a 1,000 Level 3C Fiber Optic Borehole Seismic Receiver Array Applied to Carbon Sequestration


Performer: Paulsson Inc.

Project No: FE0004522


Accomplishments


The accomplishments are all related to the goal of developing a new fiber optic seismic array and include:

  • Developed an ultra sensitive FOSS™ and tested it at high temperature and over a large range of frequencies and loads.

  • Developed a facility to manufacture high performance FOSS™ arrays (Figure 1) and manufactured components for a five level FOSS™ array.

  • Fabricated a 5 level 3C array prototype and performed laboratory functionality testing.

  • Developed a deployment system strong enough to deploy a 1,000 level 3C borehole seismic array in boreholes.

  • Conducted a field test of the prototype 5 level 3C seismic array (Figure 2).


Project Details