Reservoir simulation study for CO2 sequestration in saline aquifers

Khan, Chawarwan and Ge, Lei and Rudolph, Victor (2015) Reservoir simulation study for CO2 sequestration in saline aquifers. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology , 5 (4). pp. 30-45. ISSN 2221-0997

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Sequestration of carbon dioxide in geological formations has been recognised as one of the most promising ways to cope with greenhouse gas emissions, and saline aquifers are one of the potential storage target. This study evaluates feasibility of CO2storage in saline aquifers under different conditions. Simulation studies are carried out based on a homogeneous aquifer model. Compositional reservoir simulator (CMG-GEM) was used to simulate 10 years of CO2 injection phase and simulate the fate of CO2 post injection from hundreds to thousands of years. Different subsets of sensitive parameters are independently investigated to understand the impact of various parameter son different trapping mechanisms. Simulation results are also compared with other published research studies to provide additional insight of factors affecting CO2sequestration process.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version made available under open access.
Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 06:24
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2017 00:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: CO2 injection, solubility trapping, residual trapping, mineral trapping
Fields of Research : 04 Earth Sciences > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040603 Hydrogeology
05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050301 Carbon Sequestration Science
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960399 Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified

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