Reservoir Simulation Study for CO2 Sequestration in Saline Aquifers

Khan, Chawarwan, Ge, Lei and Rudolph, Victor (2015) Reservoir Simulation Study for CO2 Sequestration in Saline Aquifers. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 5 4: 30-45.

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Author Khan, Chawarwan
Ge, Lei
Rudolph, Victor
Title Reservoir Simulation Study for CO2 Sequestration in Saline Aquifers
Journal name International Journal of Applied Science and Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2221-1004
Publication date 2015-08-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 5
Issue 4
Start page 30
End page 45
Total pages 16
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Centre for Promoting Ideas
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
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.
Keyword CO2 injection
Solubility trapping
Residual trapping
Mineral Trapping
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 23:41:29 EST by Charwarwan Khan on behalf of School of Chemical Engineering