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First large-scale onshore nodal CCS exploration projects in Brazil commence

By Eric Van Rees - 22nd September 2023 - 06:53

STRYDE, a global provider of seismic acquisition technology and solutions, has supplied geoscience and technology pioneer, Explor with 26,370 STRYDE Nodes to enable a series of carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects to support carbon-negative bioenergy in Brazil.

The projects mark the first time that STRYDE has seen its seismic sensor technology used in Brazil.

The CCS projects were commissioned by bioenergy companies specializing in ethanol production from agricultural sources. The primary objective is to identify suitable geological formations for carbon storage. By sequestering carbon emissions resulting from the fermentation process deep underground, proponents aim to make the resulting bioenergy production carbon negative.

The series of surveys includes two separate projects in Brazil, whereby Explor is conducting two 3D surveys totalling over 100 km2, near existing bioenergy facilities.

During the surveys, Explor will acquire high-resolution seismic data using STRYDE’s Nodes, to help their client understand the suitability of the subsurface for permanent geological storage of CO2 and to identify optimal well locations.

The surveys will combine ISSN source methodology with Explor’s IntelliSeis acquisition management system. Explor’s proprietary Pinpoint® source technology will be combined with STRYDE Nodes™ to deliver high-density seismic data with near-zero environmental footprint.

Rapid air-freight delivery of the nodes into Brazil allowed Explor to deliver the largest seismic nodal project to date in Brazil, representing a sign of the scale of the projects that STRYDE and Explor can rapidly enable in the region.

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