Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Geological Media—State of the Science
Over the past 20 years, the concept of storing or permanently storing carbon dioxide in geological media has gained increasing attention as part of the important technology option of carbon capture and storage within a portfolio of options aimed at reducing anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases to the earth’s atmosphere.
Research programs focusing on the establishment of field demonstration projects are being implemented worldwide to investigate the safety, feasibility, and permanence of carbon dioxide geological sequestration.
AAPG Studies 59 presents a compilation of state of the science contributions from the international research community on the topic of carbon dioxide sequestration in geological media, also called geosequestration. This book is structured into eight parts, and, among other topics, provides an overview of the current status and challenges of the science, regional assessment studies of carbon dioxide geological sequestration potential, and a discussion of the economics and regulatory aspects of carbon dioxide sequestration.
Reservoir Engineering Aspects in Site Characterization, Short-Term Modeling, and Long-Term Fate of CO2 in Carbon Dioxide Geosequestration
Published:January 01, 2009
Josh Qiang Xu, Geoff Weir, Lincoln Paterson, Sandeep Sharma, 2009. "Reservoir Engineering Aspects in Site Characterization, Short-Term Modeling, and Long-Term Fate of CO2 in Carbon Dioxide Geosequestration", Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Geological Media—State of the Science, M. Grobe, J. C. Pashin, R. L. Dodge
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Reservoir engineering is an important factor in the planning and execution of a CO2 sequestration project. Site characterization concerns issues such as the integrity of the top seal, the depth of the storage formation, the storage capacity, and the use of history matching in depleted oil and gas reservoirs. Numerical modeling of the CO2 injection and migration helps in the design of the injection plan, predicting the CO2 migration path, determining the amount of CO2 that can be safely injected, and performing risk assessment. In the long term, various trapping mechanisms are involved in securing...