Simulating the effects of deep saline aquifer properties for CO2 sequestration


Basbug B., Gumrah F., Oz B.

JOURNAL OF CANADIAN PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY, vol.46, no.10, pp.30-38, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CANADIAN PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.30-38

Abstract

CO2 is one of the hazardous greenhouse gases causing significant changes to the environment. The sequestering of CO2 in a suitable geological media can be a feasible method to avoid the negative effects of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. A numerical model was developed regarding CO2 sequestration in a deep saline aquifer. A compositional numerical model using CMG software (GEM) was employed to study the ability of the selected aquifer to accept and retain large quantities of CO2 injected in a supercritical state for long periods of time (up to 260 years).