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FE/NETL CO2 Saline Storage Cost Model (2017)

Date: 9/30/2017
Contact: Timothy Grant

The FE/NETL CO2 Saline Storage Cost Model estimates costs to store a tonne of CO2 in a saline reservoir. The model estimates costs associated with a project, using simplified geo-engineering equations to calculate reservoir values needed to determine injection well costs, monitoring costs, financial responsibility costs, etc. All of these costs are summed over the life of a CO2 storage project and discounted to a NPV of near zero to determine the first-year break-even cost to store a tonne of CO2. The FE/NETL CO2 Saline Storage Cost Model (2017): User's Manual provides some details on the use of this model.


Supplementary File for FE/NETL CO2 Saline Storage Cost Model – Baseline Modeling Results

Date: 9/30/2017
Contact: David Morgan

This spreadsheet is a supplementary file to the FE/NETL CO2 Saline Storage Cost Model and is populated after running the Multiple Formation Evaluation macro within the model. A summary of the results (e.g. break-even analysis and total amount of CO2 stored) for all selected formations within the FE/NETL CO2 Storage Cost Model’s geologic database is provided in each of the five worksheets (Res_Bas1, Res_CatP1, Res_CatV1, Res_FRWat1, and Res_SUStg1) within this file. Each time the Multiple Formation Evaluation macro is run, five new worksheets will be inserted into this workbook with the same number. If other runs are performed, five new worksheets will populate with another number. The model and this file are programmed to recognize each other. For proper function, download this file, save it in the same folder as the model, and make sure its name matches the name posted on the ‘Key_Inputs’ worksheet in Cell D28 within the model.


FE/NETL CO2 Saline Storage Cost Model (2017): User’s Manual

Date: 9/30/2017
Contact: Timothy Grant

The Fossil Energy (FE)/National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Saline Storage Cost Model is an Excel-based tool that estimates the first-year break-even price of storing CO2 in a deep saline aquifer from the perspective of the owner of a CO2 storage site through its four modules (Project Management, Financial, Activity Cost, and Geologic). The purpose of this manual is to assist the modeler in understanding the functions of the Storage Cost Model. This manual will outline the major outputs, present a general understanding of how the outputs are calculated, and provide a more detailed understanding of how a modeler can edit the inputs to affect outputs for evaluating an onshore storage project.


Carbon Capture Retrofit Analysis - Webinar

Date: 8/9/2017
Contact: Eric Grol

This webinar discusses carbon capture retrofit analyses for existing coal and natural gas power plants, and industrial facilities. Also discussed is development of an analysis tool that would quantify the cost and performance impacts of CCS retrofits.


Carbon Capture Retrofit Anaysis - Presentation

Date: 8/9/2017
Contact: Eric Grol

This presentation discusses carbon capture retrofit analyses for existing coal and natural gas power plants, and industrial facilities. Also discussed is development of an analysis tool that would quantify the cost and performance impacts of CCS retrofits.


FE/NETL CO2 Saline Storage Cost Model: Model Description and Baseline Results

Date: 7/18/2014
Contact: David Morgan

A report that describes the FE/NETL CO2 Saline Storage Cost Model, and presents the assumptions and results for the Baseline Case. The Baseline Case provides an estimate of storage costs based on currently available technology.


FE/NETL CO2 Transport Cost Model: Description and User's Manual

Date: 7/11/2014
Contact: David Morgan

A report that describes the FE/NETL CO2 Transport Cost Model, discusses user input to the model and provides example output from the model.


FE/NETL CO2 Transport Cost Model

Date: 7/11/2014
Contact: David Morgan

The FE/NETL CO2 Transport Cost Model is a spreadsheet-based tool that calculates the net present value for a project that transports liquid CO2 by pipeline. The model includes the capital costs, operating costs, financing costs and revenues for the project. The model can calculate the break-even first year price (or cost) for transporting a tonne of CO2 by finding the price that yields a net present value of zero for the project. The user provides a variety of inputs including the annual mass of CO2 to be transported, the pipeline length, the years of operation and financial parameters.


FE/NETL CO2 Transport Cost Model: Model Overview

Date: 7/11/2014
Contact: David Morgan

A presentation that provides an overview of the FE/NETL CO2 Transport Cost Model


Produced Waters: Expansion of the CO2 Saline Storage Cost Model - Development of Cost Data for Water Production, Utilization, and Disposal

Date: 5/23/2014
Contact: Timothy Grant

This slide deck presentation discusses production/withdrawal of CO2 storage reservoir formation waters and surface treatment of these waters for utilization and/or disposal.  Cost data is provided for treatment and disposal methods discussed.


Acquisition and Development of Selected Cost Data for Saline Storage and Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)

Date: 5/14/2014
Contact: Timothy Grant

This report presents cost data and recommends cost estimation methods for costs associated with CO2 injection and surface facility management, including well equipment, onsite booster compression.  Where water is produced for pressure management in saline aquifers, costs for water production, water injection, and associated surface treatment and wellhead equipment (along with associated piping and facilities) is provided.  Comparable cost estimation recommendations are provided for CO2-EOR operations, including the costs associated with oil and water management and production, and CO2 recycling.


Economic Feasibility of CO2 Capture Retrofits for the U.S. Coal Fleet: Impacts of R&D and CO2 EOR Revenue

Date: 6/26/2013
Contact: Gregory Hackett

In a 2nd generation CO2 capture market (2030) with no carbon regulations, compare business-as-usual to CO2 retrofits for enhanced oil recovery. Specifically, this presentation discusses the CCRD database design and operational details, discusses the improvements of 2nd generation capture technology, and how EOR revenue promotes more competitive dispatch.


Summary of Costs Associated with Seismic Data Acquisition and Processing

Date: 4/12/2013
Contact: David Morgan

A summary of cost data for seismic data acquisition and processing used in the FE/NETL CO2 Saline Storage Cost Model. Cost data are presented for 2-D seismic, 3-D seismic, vertical seismic profiling, crosswell seismic and microseismic technologies.


FE/NETL CTS-Saline Cost Model (Presentation)

Date: 10/17/2012
Contact: Timothy Grant

This presentation illustrates the basic framework of the FE/NETL CTS-Saline Cost Model. A test matrix was developed to test the model under different storage project scenarios. The results of this test matrix are presented. Also, an illustrative example is provided of how the cost model can be used to estimate the cost-reducing potential of NETL's R&D work in carbon storage.


NETL CO2 Injection and Storage Cost Model

Date: 2/7/2012
Contact: Timothy Grant

The basic framework for this model provides costs for compliance with various sections of EPA's Class VI regulation and Subpart RR of the GHG Reporting Program. Cost analysis at two levels is provided by this model: site specific where the modeler can enter their own reservoir and cost data and regional in the form of cost supply curves. This model includes costs from initial regional geologic evaluation through site characterization, permitting, injection/MVA operations, post-injection site care to final site closure and transfer to long-term stewardship. A geologic and cost database was developed to support this model.


Power Systems Financial Model Version 6.6 and User's Guide

Date: 5/9/2011
Contact: William Summers

The NETL Power System Financial Model, Version 6.6, is an Excel based Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) model that calculates the investment decision criteria used by energy project developers to evaluate the financial performance of power systems, including (but not limited to) integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC), natural gas combined cycle, and various coal conversion systems, including co-production of liquid fuel and power. The model can also be used for renewable power generation.


Power Systems Financial Model Version 6.6.4

Date: 5/9/2011
Contact: William Summers

The NETL Power System Financial Model, Version 6.6, is an Excel based Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) model that calculates the investment decision criteria used by energy project developers to evaluate the financial performance of power systems, including (but not limited to) integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC), natural gas combined cycle, and various coal conversion systems, including co-production of liquid fuel and power. The model can also be used for renewable power generation.


Power Systems Financial Model User's Guide

Date: 5/9/2011
Contact: William Summers

The NETL Power System Financial Model, Version 6.6, is an Excel based Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) model that calculates the investment decision criteria used by energy project developers to evaluate the financial performance of power systems, including (but not limited to) integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC), natural gas combined cycle, and various coal conversion systems, including co-production of liquid fuel and power. The model can also be used for renewable power generation.