Capacity investigation of brine-bearing sands of the Frio Formation for geologic sequestration of CO2

dc.creatorDoughty, Christine
dc.creatorPruess, Karston
dc.creatorBenson, Sally M.
dc.creatorHovorka, Susan D.
dc.creatorKnox, Paul R.
dc.creatorGreen, Christopher T.
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-19T21:57:49Z
dc.date.available2018-04-19T21:57:49Z
dc.date.issued2001-05
dc.description.abstractThe capacity of fluvial brine-bearing formations to sequester CO2 is investigated using numerical simulations of CO2 injection and storage. Capacity is defined as the volume fraction of the subsurface available for CO2 storage and is conceptualized as a product of factors that account for two-phase flow and transport processes, formation geometry, formation heterogeneity, and formation porosity. The space and time domains used to define capacity must be chosen with care to obtain meaningful results, especially when comparing different authors’ work. Physical factors that impact capacity include permeability anisotropy and relative permeability to CO2, brine/CO2 density and viscosity ratios, the shape of the trapping structure, formation porosity and the presence of low permeability layering.en_US
dc.description.departmentBureau of Economic Geologyen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Energy Technology Laboratory
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2T43JK65
dc.identifier.citationDoughty, C., Preuss, K., Benson, S. M., Hovorka, S. D., and Green, C. T., 2001, Capacity investigation of brine-bearing sands of the Frio Formation for geologic sequestration of CO2, in Proceedings, First National Conference on Carbon Sequestration, May 14–17, Washington, D.C., sponsored by National Energy Technology Laboratory, CD-ROM. GCCC Digital Publication Series #01-03en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/64418
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherFirst National Conference on Carbon Sequestration, May 14–17, Washington, D.C., sponsored by National Energy Technology Laboratoryen_US
dc.relation.ispartofGCCC Texts and Reportsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGCCC Digital Publication Series;01-03
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.subjectcapacityen_US
dc.subjectcharacterizationen_US
dc.subjectflow simulationen_US
dc.subjectGulf Coasten_US
dc.subjectFirst National Conference on Carbon Sequestration, May 14–17, Washington, D.C.
dc.titleCapacity investigation of brine-bearing sands of the Frio Formation for geologic sequestration of CO2en_US
dc.typeConference paperen_US

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