FWP-FEW0191 Task 4
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Research Activities to Support DOE's Carbon Storage Program
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Performer:  LLNL - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Figure 1: Some of the complementary techniques
required to adequately monitor and understand
subsurface behavior as part of pressure management.
Website:  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Award Number:  FWP-FEW0191
Project Duration:  10/01/2014 – 09/30/2017
Total Award Value:  $2,892,500
DOE Share:  $2,892,500
Performer Share:  $0
Technology Area:  Geologic Storage (GS)/Monitoring, Verification, Accounting, and Assessment (MVAA)
Key Technology:  Task 1 – GS: Geochemical Impacts
Task 2 – GS: Mitigation
Task 3 – GS: Fluid Flow, Pressure, and Water Management
Task 4 – GS: Fluid Flow, Pressure, and Water Management
Task 5 – MVAA: Subsurface Monitoring
Location:  Livermore, California

Task 4 - Industrial CO2 Demonstrations

The objective of this task is to develop new projects with industrial partners, such as Statoil, who are actively storing CO2 in the geologic reservoirs. These partnerships are important because they apply state-of-art expertise within the U.S. DOE to large-scale international projects to help enable the commercialization of CO2 storage. Current efforts are focusing on the development of a fast-running tool to continuously forecast reservoir pressure behavior based on real-time data (Figure 1). The robustness of this methodology and the concept of pressure reservoir management is being tested using data sets provided by Statoil. Additional proposed work includes the development of a pressure forecasting tool and active CO2 management. Both tasks will use Statoil data from the phase 2 Stø Fm injection and from Regional Carbon Storage Partnerships. Both of these data sets represent two geologically different case studies associated with CO2 storage where gas or oil is also being recovered.