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December 21, 2023

SCS Engineers Training
Interpreting and correlating deep well logs is fundamental to developing UIC projects’ geologic site characterization and subsurface modeling components.

 

Geologic Media for Carbon Sequestration and Deep Well Injection Projects – Always Building UIC Knowledge

SCS Engineers provides turnkey underground injection control (UIC) services for the deep injection and permanent geologic storage of liquid waste (Class I UIC) and carbon dioxide (Class VI UIC). The ability to interpret and correlate deep well logs is fundamental to developing the geologic site characterization and subsurface modeling components of our deep well injection and carbon sequestration projects. We ultimately use the data gathered from these logs to construct geologic maps, cross sections, and static geologic models during the pre-permitting and permitting phase of these UIC projects. This allows us to explore optimal injection strategies for safe and efficient projects.

Geologists love continuous learning and chocolate.

Recently, a group of scientists from the SCS Carbon Sequestration and Deep Well Injection Team gathered at our office in Wichita, Kansas, to attend a three-day course on deep well log interpretation and correlation. Dr. Ali Jaffri, the CEO of Applied Stratigraphix, a Denver, CO-based consulting and training firm, led the course. They offer a variety of training workshops and field courses focused on subsurface geologic interpretation, primarily for oil and gas industry geologists.

The course covered topics including:

  1. The various open-hole log types and their utility for subsurface geologic interpretation;
  2. How to glean subsurface rock properties from these well logs that would have an impact on underground storage: and
  3. How to use sequence stratigraphy and sedimentary facies analysis to correlate geology across a project area.

 

The course devoted considerable time towards getting hands-on experience working together on interpreting and correlating well logs, including logs from our current UIC project areas, and discussing how we can apply the concepts we learned in other regions. We highly recommend this unique training for geologists in carbon sequestration.

We never stop learning, innovating, and sharing.

Great to see so many scientists, engineers, and geologists on the team.

SCS is incorporating the content from this course and other published resources into developing updated and refined standard operating procedures for producing geologic deliverables for our deep well injection and carbon sequestration clients. As our subsurface geology team continues to expand as we meet the needs of this rapidly growing market, we are committed to operating as a high-performance team to provide quality geologic deliverables to our clients on every project.

Kacey Garber arranged the training event, contact her on LinkedIn for more information.

Learn more about Carbon Sequestration and UIC here.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:00 am