H012:
Advances in Numerical Modelling for Improved CO2 Storage Security





Session ID#: 25906

Session Description:
Successful geological CO2 storage is crucial for climate change mitigation. To reduce atmospheric CO2 emissions, CO2 must be stored securely and permanently once injected underground.

Temperature evolution, salt precipitation and geomechanics could all affect site security, pressure and plume evolution, and trapping efficiency. Coupled modelling of CO2 migration with thermal, geochemical and geomechanical processes is necessary to elucidate these impacts. However this is not straightforward, particularly for geologically realistic, heterogeneous domains including fractures and faults. To complicate matters further, screening and characterisation of potential sites require efficient simulation methods to cope with large parameter uncertainties.

This session focuses on advances in numerical modelling which help assess and improve CO2 storage security. This includes reduced complexity modelling, coupled modelling of CO2 migration with thermal, geochemical and geomechanical processes and improved models for investigating processes which can be manipulated to enhance storage security e.g. geochemical or biological processes (bio-clogging).

Primary Convener:  Francesca Elizabeth Watson, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14, United Kingdom
Conveners:  Florian Doster, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Sarah E Gasda, Uni Research, CIPR, Bergen, Norway and Karl Bandilla, Princeton University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton, NJ, United States
Index Terms:

1847 Modeling [HYDROLOGY]
5104 Fracture and flow [PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ROCKS]
5139 Transport properties [PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ROCKS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Mohammad Reza Soltanian1, Mohammad Amin Amooie1, David R Cole2, David E Graham3, Susan M Pfiffner4, Tommy Phelps5 and Joachim Moortgat1, (1)Ohio State University Main Campus, School of Earth Sciences, Columbus, OH, United States, (2)Ohio State University Main Campus, Columbus, OH, United States, (3)Oak Ridge National Lab, Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (4)University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, United States, (5)Pasadena, CA, United States
Joachim Moortgat, Ohio State University Main Campus, School of Earth Sciences, Columbus, OH, United States
Samuel James Jackson1, Catriona Reynolds1 and Samuel C Krevor2, (1)Imperial College London, Earth Science & Engineering, London, United Kingdom, (2)Imperial College London, Earth Science & Engineering, London, SW7, United Kingdom
Yihua Teng and Dongxiao Zhang, Peking University, Beijing, China
Yuki Kano, AIST, Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba, Japan and Toru Sato, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Japan
Jonny Rutqvist1, Antonio Pio Rinaldi2, Frederic Cappa3, Pierre Jeanne1, Alberto Mazzoldi4, Luca Urpi5, Victor Vilarrasa6 and Yves Guglielmi1, (1)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Swiss Seismological Service, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Zurich, Switzerland, (3)GeoAzur, Valbonne, France, (4)LBNL, Berkeley, CA, United States, (5)Utrecht University, Utrecht, 3584, Netherlands, (6)Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, Spain
Quanlin Zhou1, Curtis M Oldenburg1 and Jens T Birkholzer2, (1)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Energy Geosciences Division, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA, United States
Jai-Yong Park1, Sungho Lee1, Yong Il Lee1, Jung-Hwi Kihm2 and Jun-Mo Kim1, (1)Seoul National University, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul, South Korea, (2)Jungwon University, Department of Renewable Energy and Resources, Goesan-Gun, South Korea
Seyed Mostafa Jafari Raad1,2, Hamid Emami-Meybodi2 and Hassan Hassanzadeh1, (1)Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, (2)Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering,The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States
Hao Wu, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Geosciences, Blacksburg, VA, United States and Ryan Pollyea, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Geosciences, Blacksburg, VA, United States
Francesca Elizabeth Watson and Florian Doster, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14, United Kingdom
Karl Bandilla and Michael A Celia, Princeton University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton, NJ, United States
Yiheng Tao1, Bo Guo2, Karl Bandilla1 and Michael A Celia1, (1)Princeton University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton, NJ, United States, (2)Stanford University, Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford, CA, United States
Donald J DePaolo, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States and Shuo Zhang, Aramco Research Centers, Houston, TX, United States
Rajesh Pawar, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Laurence Robert Cowton, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Jerome A Neufeld, University of Cambridge, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, BP Institute & Department of Earth Sciences, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Mike Bickle, University of Cambridge, Earth Sciences, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Nicky White, University of Cambridge, Department of Earth Sciences, Cambridge, United Kingdom, James White, British Geological Survey Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, NG12, United Kingdom and Andrew Chadwick, British Geological Survey Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Jens T Birkholzer, Ana Gonzalez-Nicolas and Abdullah Cihan, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Berkeley, CA, United States
Pania Newell, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States and Mario J Martinez, Sandia National Laboratories, Engineering Science Center, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Mojtaba Mosaheb, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States and Mehdi Zeidouni, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, United States
Hassan Hassanzadeh and Seyed Mostafa Jafari Raad, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
William Ampomah1, Robert Scott Balch2, Martha Cather1 and Zhenxue Dai3, (1)New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM, United States, (2)New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Petroleum Recovery Research Center, Socorro, NM, United States, (3)Jilin University, College of Construction Engineering, Changchun, China

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