A benchmark study on problems related to CO2 storage in geologic formations: SSummary and discussion of the results

Holger Class, Anozie Ebigbo, Rainer Helmig, Helge K. Dahle, Jan M. Nordbotten, Michael A. Celia, Pascal Audigane, Melanie Darcis, Jonathan Ennis-King, Yaqing Fan, Bernd Flemisch, Sarah E. Gasda, Min Jin, Stefanie Krug, Diane Labregere, Ali Naderi Beni, Rajesh J. Pawar, Adil Sbai, Sunil G. Thomas, Laurent TrentyLingli Wei

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    This paper summarises the results of a benchmark study that compares a number of mathematical and numerical models applied to specific problems in the context of carbon dioxide (CO2) storage in geologic formations. The processes modelled comprise advective multi-phase flow, compositional effects due to dissolution of CO2 into the ambient brine and non-isothermal effects due to temperature gradients and the Joule-Thompson effect. The problems deal with leakage through a leaky well, methane recovery enhanced by CO 2 injection and a reservoir-scale injection scenario into a heterogeneous formation. We give a description of the benchmark problems then briefly introduce the participating codes and finally present and discuss the results of the benchmark study. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)409-434
    Number of pages26
    JournalComputational Geosciences
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009


    • Benchmark
    • CO 2 storage
    • Code comparison


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