FWP-FEAA045 Task 2
Monitoring of Geological CO2 Sequestration Using Isotopes and Perfluorocarbon Tracers
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Performer:  Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Figure 1: Tracer sampling through
gas collection into steel canister
directly at well fitting.
Website:  Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Award Number:  FWP-FEAA045
Project Duration:  5/1/2000–12/31/2017
Total Award Value:  $4,035,000
DOE Share:  $4,035,000
Performer Share:  $0
Technology Area:  Monitoring, Verification, Accounting, and Assessment
Key Technology:  Subsurface Monitoring (all tasks)
Location:  Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Task 2 - Evaluate effects of hydrocarbon-rich matrices on PFT capture and quantification in gas samples.

When sorbent tubes are used to trap PFTs, it is not clear if the sorption of different perfluorocarbon compounds is affected by the presence of volatile organic compounds found in petroleum liquids and natural gas typical of EOR and EGR reservoirs. Determining the effect of hydrocarbon-rich matrices on the trapping and quantification of PFTs in sorbent tubes is the main focus of this task.