May 12, 2090


Description

CO2 storage projects need to assess 1) the extent and magnitude of pressure elevation and 2) the maximum extent to the CO2 plume at stabilization. Pressure response to injection is a requirement of the EPA underground injection control (UIC) program. Increased reservoir pressure could create sufficient driving force to lift brine into underground sources of drinking water (USDW). This contamination risk is what the UIC program is designed to manage. The area where such driving force may be created is known as Area of Review (AOR) and must be assessed as part of the project development and permitting process. The extent and magnitude of pressure elevation is also needed to assure that injection wells are sufficiently offset so interference and reduced storage capacity is managed. CO2 is buoyant compared to reservoir brine, this also provides driving force that would allow escape of CO2 in areas over the mobile-phase CO2 plume therefore plume stabilization is also needed as part of the AOR evaluation. Plume stabilization assessment is also a part of obtaining pore space rights. Assessment of the pressure elevation and plume stabilization require reservoir modeling tools such as reservoir architecture, petrophysical and fluid properties. In addition, the relevant boundary conditions are an important component of the modeling.

 

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Featured Speakers

Speaker Susan Hovorka

Susan Hovorka is a sedimentologist who works on fluid flow in diverse applications, including water resource protection, oil production, and waste storage. She has led a team working geologic storage of CO2 since 1998, with a focus on field studies, monitoring, and capacity estimation. Projects include saline injection at the Frio …

Susan Hovorka is a sedimentologist who works on fluid flow in diverse applications, including water resource protection, oil production, and waste storage. She has led a team working geologic storage of CO2 since 1998, with a focus on field studies, monitoring, and capacity estimation. Projects include saline injection at the Frio Test site and Cranfield Field and EOR studies at SACROC oil field, Cranfield, Hastings and West Ranch industrial CO2 utilization projects and GoMCARB offshore characterization study. She specializes in monitoring to document retention. The Gulf Coast Carbon Center is leading efforts to develop offshore storage capacity in the the US and globally. She has a long-term commitment to public and educational outreach. She has a BA from Earlham College and a PhD in Geology from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Organizer

SPE Gulf Coast Section

Energy Transition SIG


Chair: Priyavrat Shukla (pvs@slb.com)


Programs Chair: Kathleen Gould


Treasurer: Abhisher Dongre


Registrations: Haidan Lu


Publicity: Cathy Zhang


Date and Time

Fri, May 12, 2090

noon - 2 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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    (ends 05/12/2090)
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Location

SPE GCS office

10777 Westheimer #1075
Houston, TX 77042