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

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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.
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780857097279
ISBN (Print)9780857094278
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

Publication series

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


  • Aquifers
  • Injectivity
  • Migration
  • Simulation
  • Storage capacity
  • Storage security
  • Trapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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