The Role of Geophysics in Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS): Examples from the Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership

This talk will focus on the role of geophysics in CCUS projects specifically how geophysics can be used to support site operations and regulatory requirements. Examples from the EERC-lead Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership funded as part of the DOE Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships (RCSP) Program will be used to demonstrate the effectiveness and limitations of various geophysical methods.

Speaker Bio

Amanda J. Livers-Douglas

Amanda J. Livers-Douglas is a principal geoscientist at the EERC, where she analyzes the subsurface using geophysical methods and performs processing and advanced interpretation of geophysical data collected in the field. Livers-Douglas, has more than five years of experience managing geophysical projects from concept to survey design, through field acquisition, data processing, and interpretation for several DOE-sponsored carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects. Livers-Douglas has led several geophysical field data acquisition efforts at the EERC. She has deployed and been an operator for several large-scale seismic data acquisition surveys, including a semipermanent, autonomous seismic array deployed to monitor the migration of injected CO2 through the subsurface using the EERC’s in-house data collection equipment.

Livers-Douglas holds a Master of Geology from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor in Physics from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn. Her principal areas of interest and expertise include characterization and monitoring of the subsurface by developing innovative processing methods and designing specialized data acquisition surveys. She has authored and coauthored several conference presentations, expanded abstracts, journal articles, and reports.