Modelling the injectivity, migration and trapping of CO2 in carbon capture and storage (CCS)

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    Abstract

    CO2 injection into subsurface geological formations induces changes in the state of the system, as characterised by local pressure and saturation changes. Being able to understand, predict, monitor and manage such changes is critical to the successful development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects. Key to this is the ability to model injectivity, migration and trapping of CO2. While injectivity can be understood using analytical models, migration and trapping calculations are generally carried out using numerical codes. A good understanding of the various trapping mechanisms can assist with developing engineering options to maximise storage capacity and security. The financial viability of CCS projects may be enhanced by consideration of CO2-enhanced oil recovery (EOR).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGeological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2)
    Subtitle of host publicationGeoscience, technologies, environmental aspects and legal frameworks
    EditorsJon Gluyas, Simon Mathias
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherWoodhead Publishing Ltd.
    Pages45-70
    Number of pages26
    ISBN (Electronic)9780857097279
    ISBN (Print)9780857094278
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

    Publication series

    NameWoodhead Publishing series in energy
    PublisherWoodhead Publishing
    Volume54
    ISSN (Print)2044-9364
    ISSN (Electronic)2044-9372

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    Mackay, E. J. (2013). Modelling the injectivity, migration and trapping of CO2 in carbon capture and storage (CCS). In J. Gluyas, & S. Mathias (Eds.), Geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2): Geoscience, technologies, environmental aspects and legal frameworks (pp. 45-70). (Woodhead Publishing series in energy; Vol. 54). Woodhead Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1533/9780857097279