Experimental Design Applications for Modeling and Assessing Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Saline


Location of Teapot Dome field site in Wyoming<br/>and 3D seismic survey location<br/>(green line in bottom left corner)
Location of Teapot Dome field site in Wyoming
and 3D seismic survey location
(green line in bottom left corner)
Fusion Petroleum Technologies
Website:  Fusion Petroleum Technologies
Award Number:  FE0004510
Project Duration:  09/20/2010 – 08/31/2014
Total Award Value:  $1,251,793
DOE Share:  $808,702
Performer Share:  $443,091
Technology Area:  Geologic Storage Technologies and Simulation and Risk Assessment
Key Technology:  Fluid Flow, Pressure, and Water Management
Location:  The Woodlands, Texas

Project Description

This project has developed and demonstrated a method to rapidly, cost effectively, and efficiently perform technical assessments of major engineering and scientific issues considered to be critical to the design, implementation, and operation of a saline aquifer CO2 storage sites and enhanced oil recovery operations. The research effort integrated well completion design, including effects of geomechanical stresses, into a static reservoir model coupled with reactive transport simulation. Model simulations enable CO2 storage sites assessment of geologic and fluid effects and factors on CO2 injection, capacity, and plume migration.

Project Benefits

This project focused on the evaluation of various factors (e.g., heterogeneity, reactions, faults, seal integrity) affecting the characterization, design, and operation of saline aquifer storage sites. Improved characterization, design, and operation of saline aquifer sites reduce the risk of fugitive CO2 emissions and increase confidence in storage permanence. Specifically, this project evaluated factors affecting storage permanence using modeling, resulting in more cost-effective CO2 storage.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager 
Andrea Dunn: andrea.dunn@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager 
Traci Rodosta: traci.rodosta@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator 
John D. Rogers: j.rogers@sigmacubed.com

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