Reservoir monitoring in Hontomin
The Spanish Government has launched a CO2 Capture and Storage Program in Hontoman with the aim of developing this technology. This programme's approach is based on the fact that CO2 capture and storage could be an essential part of the solution to achieve substantial global CO2 emission reductions.
WorldsensingWorldsensing is a technological company that specializes in wireless sensing technologies for both the Industrial and Smart Cities sectors. They provide customers with the tools to make the right operational decisions based on real-time intelligence. And their insights enable operators to understand the performance of distributed infrastructure, make predictions, improve efficiency and prevent disasters.Worldsensing uses wireless sensor technology and real-time software solutions to provide operational intelligence to operators and decision makers. They work with customers in more than 50 countries across 5 continents.
Equipment & Machinery
- CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
Cellular Ethernet Satellite
- USE CASES
Machine Condition MonitoringMachine condition monitoring is the process of monitoring parameters such as vibration and temperature in order to identify changes that indicate a reduction in performance or impending fault. It is a necessary component of Predictive Maintenance solutions and allows maintenance to be scheduled prior to failure, or other actions to be taken to prevent damages to the machine and loss of production. Condition monitoring also provides value beyond improving maintenance schedules. For example, improved visibility into machine operations can indicate the root causes of product defects and can support optimization of energy consumption.
Worldsensing provided 5 Spidernano surface seismic recording units SRU and borehole instrumentation to obtain a clear picture of reservoir behaviour. Monitoring equipment includes temperature and pressure gauges and a U-tube fluid sampling system. Hardware Components - Geophysical instrumentation - In-well pressure gauge - U-tube fluid sampling system
- DATA COLLECTED
CO2 consumption, Pressure, Temperature
- SOLUTION TYPE
- SOLUTION MATURITY
Cutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)
- OPERATIONAL IMPACT
Impact #1 [Data Management - Data Analysis]
Cloud solutions enable aggregation of real-time data critical for monitoring the progress of the CO2 injection to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.
Impact #2 [Efficiency Improvement - Maintenance]
Real-time status reports enable maintenance personnel to remotely diagnose the status of a device.
- QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
The system is able to retrieve high volume samples (>10L sample volume) providing an accurate compositional window on subsurface geochemical conditions.