A novel method for CO2 injection that enhances storage capacity and security

S. M. Shariatipour, G. E. Pickup, E. J. Mackay

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Abstract

In this novel proposed injection system, brine is extracted from the target aquifer by means of a lateral horizontal completion located near the top of the formation. An Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP) is used to extract the brine and boost its pressure, before it mixes with CO2 that is injected down the vertical section of the well. The mixing takes place in the vertical section of the well below the upper lateral. The CO2 - brine mix is then injected into the same formation in a lower lateral. A down-hole tool would be used to maximise agitation and contact area between CO2 and brine in the vertical mixing section of the well, which may be 10s to 100s of metres long, depending on the thickness of the formation. here are The advantages: 1.Because the CO2 is mixed with brine from the formation, there is no overall pressure increase. 2.The extracted brine is already at high pressure when it mixes with the CO2, greatly increasing the solubility of CO2 and reducing the volume of brine required. Energy is not expended lifting the brine to surface. Nor is there any concern about handling large volumes of acidic brine in the surface equipment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication74th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2012 Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012
Subtitle of host publicationResponsibly Securing Natural Resources
PublisherEAGE Publishing BV
Pages3691-3695
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781629937908
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event74th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 4 Jun 20127 Jun 2012

Conference

Conference74th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period4/06/127/06/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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