Articles | Volume 382
Pre-conference publication
22 Apr 2020
Pre-conference publication |  | 22 Apr 2020

Pilot test of study on brine injection into shallow formation for mitigating land subsidence in the Southern Kanto Gas Field in Japan

Noriyuki Muraoka, Yuji Hayashi, Katsuhiro Nakamura, Toshiaki Yamaguchi, Kazunori Ono, Shota Kuroshima, Akira Kurihara, Nobuhiro Ono, and Tsutomu Nakagawa

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In the Southern Kanto Gas Field, formation water is pumped from a reservoir in order to produce the natural gas. The production of formation water is considered to be one of the causes of land subsidence. We plan the test injecting into shallow formations that are expected to be effective in mitigating land subsidence. If the land subsidence mitigation effect is confermed in this test, reservoir management and increase in production may be possible while considering land subsidence mitigation.