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Title: Pre-injection brine production for managing pressure in compartmentalized CO₂ storage reservoirs

Abstract

We present a reservoir management approach for geologic CO₂ storage that combines CO₂ injection with brine extraction. In our approach, dual-mode wells are initially used to extract formation brine and subsequently used to inject CO₂. These wells can also be used to monitor the subsurface during pre-injection brine extraction so that key data is acquired and analyzed prior to CO₂ injection. The relationship between pressure drawdown during pre-injection brine extraction and pressure buildup during CO₂ injection directly informs reservoir managers about CO₂ storage capacity. These data facilitate proactive reservoir management, and thus reduce costs and risks. The brine may be used directly as make-up brine for nearby reservoir operations; it can also be desalinated and/or treated for a variety of beneficial uses.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  2. The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1201666
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Energy Procedia
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 63; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1876-6102
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; reservoir management; geologic CO₂ storage; CO₂ utilization; brine production; brine utilization; desalination; monitoring wells

Citation Formats

Buscheck, Thomas A., White, Joshua A., Chen, Mingjie, Sun, Yunwei, Hao, Yue, Aines, Roger D., Bourcier, William L., and Bielicki, Jeffrey M.. Pre-injection brine production for managing pressure in compartmentalized CO₂ storage reservoirs. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.565.
Buscheck, Thomas A., White, Joshua A., Chen, Mingjie, Sun, Yunwei, Hao, Yue, Aines, Roger D., Bourcier, William L., & Bielicki, Jeffrey M.. Pre-injection brine production for managing pressure in compartmentalized CO₂ storage reservoirs. United States. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.565.
Buscheck, Thomas A., White, Joshua A., Chen, Mingjie, Sun, Yunwei, Hao, Yue, Aines, Roger D., Bourcier, William L., and Bielicki, Jeffrey M.. Wed . "Pre-injection brine production for managing pressure in compartmentalized CO₂ storage reservoirs". United States. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.565. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1201666.
@article{osti_1201666,
title = {Pre-injection brine production for managing pressure in compartmentalized CO₂ storage reservoirs},
author = {Buscheck, Thomas A. and White, Joshua A. and Chen, Mingjie and Sun, Yunwei and Hao, Yue and Aines, Roger D. and Bourcier, William L. and Bielicki, Jeffrey M.},
abstractNote = {We present a reservoir management approach for geologic CO₂ storage that combines CO₂ injection with brine extraction. In our approach,dual-mode wells are initially used to extract formation brine and subsequently used to inject CO₂. These wells can also be used to monitor the subsurface during pre-injection brine extraction so that key data is acquired and analyzed prior to CO₂ injection. The relationship between pressure drawdown during pre-injection brine extraction and pressure buildup during CO₂ injection directly informs reservoir managers about CO₂ storage capacity. These data facilitate proactive reservoir management, and thus reduce costs and risks. The brine may be used directly as make-up brine for nearby reservoir operations; it can also be desalinated and/or treated for a variety of beneficial uses.},
doi = {10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.565},
journal = {Energy Procedia},
number = C,
volume = 63,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2014},
month = {Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2014}
}

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