CGG – a technology company providing data, products and services in Earth science, announced the delivery of the next phase of its GeoVerse™ Carbon Storage Gulf of Mexico Study or the eastern phase and the commencement of the westward extension of the study.
The studies aim to provide an accurate, unique, and independent map-based assessment of carbon storage opportunities coupled with a desktop-ready well database and web-based visualization dashboards. They help carbon capture and storage (CCS) project developers with decision-making in CCS evaluation.
Both phases of the project, supported by industry funding, are now available for license with final products for the westward expansion phase to be available in Q1, 2024.
“CGG continues to expand its GeoVerse portfolio of expert-driven and data-rich screening studies. This newly released study that spans the Texas and Louisiana gulf coast provides critical subsurface information to accelerate exploration for suitable carbon storage sites in this promising region,” commented on the milestone Dechun Lin, EVP Earth Data, CGG.
The main goal of the GeoVerse™ Carbon Storage Gulf of Mexico Study is to provide a coherent database for CCUS screening so it contains features that include:
- Focus on the shallow offshore Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas
- Foundational geological data
- Targeted well-screening data collection, collation, digitalization and transformation
- Application of CGG’s proven screening methodology to generate Storage Play Quality Indices (SPQI)
- Online dashboards for pre-set data analytics and index maps viewing
The well screening and database is a subject-matter-expert-guided screening of thousands of wells that identifies key wells with appropriate data for CCS evaluation. It allows for the data to be transformed into an analytic-ready database using CGG’s Data Hub capabilities. It saves time and allows project managers to be focused on CCS evaluation.