LYTT collaborates with SINTEF on CO2 smart monitoring

Sep 01 2021

They are collaborating to demonstrate the effectiveness of novel technology to monitor CO2 transport and migration in storage reservoirs.

SINTEF and LYTT who provided a fiber optic sensor and analytics platform have, through their long-term collaboration, developed and validated the latter’s cost-efficient analytics technology applied to distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) of oil and gas wells. This was based on extensive laboratory testing at SINTEF’s Multiphase Flow Laboratory.

LYTT and SINTEF found tracking dynamic multiphase flow to be a key issue when monitoring the long-term effectiveness of CCS solutions. For underground storage of CO2, understanding the storage site is crucial. However, the collaborators have highlighted that following the journey of CO2 from ground level to storage, such as during injection, is also critical and can be realized through investment in innovative subsurface intelligence gathering tools.

Christian Brekken, Project Manager at SINTEF Multiphase Flow Laboratory, said, “CCS will play an increasingly important role in facilitating a low carbon society as the 2050 deadline draws closer. Working to accelerate the adoption of CCS is therefore a critical piece of the emissions reduction puzzle, and advances in monitoring will help build trust in the technology to pave the way for a net zero future.”

Tommy Langnes, Co-Founder, LYTT, added, “The possibilities of CCS have been opened up due to innovations in oil and gas, which is an industry that has long pioneered the application of new technology. LYTT’s offering centres on a framework of novel fiber optic sensor feature extraction and pattern recognition algorithms which have been industrially proven to help improve operational efficiency, reduce cost and manage risk. LYTT is working to develop a CCS monitoring solution to ensure the integrity and performance of CCS systems, monitor containment and de-risk the process. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with SINTEF to build industry trust in CCS as a permanent climate change solution.”


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