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Title: The Sim-SEQ Project: Comparison of Selected Flow Models for the S-3 Site

Abstract

Sim-SEQ is an international initiative on model comparison for geologic carbon sequestration, with an objective to understand and, if possible, quantify model uncertainties. Model comparison efforts in Sim-SEQ are at present focusing on one specific field test site, hereafter referred to as the Sim-SEQ Study site (or S-3 site). Within Sim-SEQ, different modeling teams are developing conceptual models of CO2 injection at the S-3 site. In this paper, we select five flow models of the S-3 site and provide a qualitative comparison of their attributes and predictions. These models are based on five different simulators or modeling approaches: TOUGH2/EOS7C, STOMP-CO2e, MoReS, TOUGH2-MP/ECO2N, and VESA. In addition to model-to-model comparison, we perform a limited model-to-data comparison, and illustrate how model choices impact model predictions. We conclude the paper by making recommendations for model refinement that are likely to result in less uncertainty in model predictions.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1214065
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-112264
AA2530000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Transport in Porous Media, 108(1):207-231
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Transport in Porous Media, 108(1):207-231
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Carbon sequestration; Geologic carbon storage; Model comparison; Sim-SEQ; Model uncertainty

Citation Formats

Mukhopadhyay, Sumit, Doughty, Christine A., Bacon, Diana H., Li, Jun, Wei, Lingli, Yamamoto, Hajime, Gasda, Sarah E., Hosseini, Seyyed, Nicot, Jean-Philippe, and Birkholzer, Jens. The Sim-SEQ Project: Comparison of Selected Flow Models for the S-3 Site. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1007/s11242-014-0361-0.
Mukhopadhyay, Sumit, Doughty, Christine A., Bacon, Diana H., Li, Jun, Wei, Lingli, Yamamoto, Hajime, Gasda, Sarah E., Hosseini, Seyyed, Nicot, Jean-Philippe, & Birkholzer, Jens. The Sim-SEQ Project: Comparison of Selected Flow Models for the S-3 Site. United States. doi:10.1007/s11242-014-0361-0.
Mukhopadhyay, Sumit, Doughty, Christine A., Bacon, Diana H., Li, Jun, Wei, Lingli, Yamamoto, Hajime, Gasda, Sarah E., Hosseini, Seyyed, Nicot, Jean-Philippe, and Birkholzer, Jens. Sat . "The Sim-SEQ Project: Comparison of Selected Flow Models for the S-3 Site". United States. doi:10.1007/s11242-014-0361-0.
@article{osti_1214065,
title = {The Sim-SEQ Project: Comparison of Selected Flow Models for the S-3 Site},
author = {Mukhopadhyay, Sumit and Doughty, Christine A. and Bacon, Diana H. and Li, Jun and Wei, Lingli and Yamamoto, Hajime and Gasda, Sarah E. and Hosseini, Seyyed and Nicot, Jean-Philippe and Birkholzer, Jens},
abstractNote = {Sim-SEQ is an international initiative on model comparison for geologic carbon sequestration, with an objective to understand and, if possible, quantify model uncertainties. Model comparison efforts in Sim-SEQ are at present focusing on one specific field test site, hereafter referred to as the Sim-SEQ Study site (or S-3 site). Within Sim-SEQ, different modeling teams are developing conceptual models of CO2 injection at the S-3 site. In this paper, we select five flow models of the S-3 site and provide a qualitative comparison of their attributes and predictions. These models are based on five different simulators or modeling approaches: TOUGH2/EOS7C, STOMP-CO2e, MoReS, TOUGH2-MP/ECO2N, and VESA. In addition to model-to-model comparison, we perform a limited model-to-data comparison, and illustrate how model choices impact model predictions. We conclude the paper by making recommendations for model refinement that are likely to result in less uncertainty in model predictions.},
doi = {10.1007/s11242-014-0361-0},
journal = {Transport in Porous Media, 108(1):207-231},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
}