As large scale storage solutions of CO2 are being developed, injection of CO2 into depleted reservoirs and shallow dip angle saline aquifers remains only partially understood and characterized. Operators and customers alike need effective and cost-efficient solutions for monitoring the CO2 plume.
InSAR will be able to support effective monitoring in a subset of the CCS deployments throughout the lifecycle: for site selection and pre-production stability assessment, for characterizing additional risk in operations such as unstable or leaking wellbores. During the injection phase, we can monitor for plume evolution and assess conformance against the inverted reservoir model, in order to make sure that CO2 does not go into pore space that was not leased. Plan for the long term by periodic assessment of long term asset integrity and loss of containment.