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Title: Risk Assessment of Carbon Sequestration into A Naturally Fractured Reservoir at Kevin Dome, Montana

Abstract

In this report, we describe risk assessment work done using the National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP) applied to CO 2 storage at Kevin Dome, Montana. Geologic CO 2 sequestration in saline aquifers poses certain risks including CO 2/brine leakage through wells or non-sealing faults into groundwater or to the land surface. These risks are difficult to quantify due to data availability and uncertainty. One solution is to explore the consequences of these limitations by running large numbers of numerical simulations on the primary CO2 injection reservoir, shallow reservoirs/aquifers, faults, and wells to assess leakage risks and uncertainties. However, a large number of full-physics simulations is usually too computationally expensive. The NRAP integrated assessment model (NRAP-IAM) uses reduced order models (ROMs) developed from full-physics simulations to address this issue. A powerful stochastic framework allows NRAPIAM to explore complex interactions among many uncertain variables and evaluate the likely performance of potential sequestration sites.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [5];  [3]
  1. Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (United States)
  2. Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)
  3. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  4. Schlumberger, Houston, TX (United States)
  5. Montana State Univ., Bozeman, MT (United States)
  6. Vecta Oil and Gas, Dallas, TX (United States)
  7. Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1415433
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-31501
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; Earth Sciences; Carbon Storage Risk Analysis

Citation Formats

Nguyen, Minh, Onishi, Tsubasa, Carey, James William, Will, Bob, Zaluski, Wade, Bowen, David, DeVault, Brian, Duguid, Andrew, Spangler, Lee, and Stauffer, Philip H. Risk Assessment of Carbon Sequestration into A Naturally Fractured Reservoir at Kevin Dome, Montana. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1415433.
Nguyen, Minh, Onishi, Tsubasa, Carey, James William, Will, Bob, Zaluski, Wade, Bowen, David, DeVault, Brian, Duguid, Andrew, Spangler, Lee, & Stauffer, Philip H. Risk Assessment of Carbon Sequestration into A Naturally Fractured Reservoir at Kevin Dome, Montana. United States. doi:10.2172/1415433.
Nguyen, Minh, Onishi, Tsubasa, Carey, James William, Will, Bob, Zaluski, Wade, Bowen, David, DeVault, Brian, Duguid, Andrew, Spangler, Lee, and Stauffer, Philip H. Fri . "Risk Assessment of Carbon Sequestration into A Naturally Fractured Reservoir at Kevin Dome, Montana". United States. doi:10.2172/1415433. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1415433.
@article{osti_1415433,
title = {Risk Assessment of Carbon Sequestration into A Naturally Fractured Reservoir at Kevin Dome, Montana},
author = {Nguyen, Minh and Onishi, Tsubasa and Carey, James William and Will, Bob and Zaluski, Wade and Bowen, David and DeVault, Brian and Duguid, Andrew and Spangler, Lee and Stauffer, Philip H.},
abstractNote = {In this report, we describe risk assessment work done using the National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP) applied to CO2 storage at Kevin Dome, Montana. Geologic CO2 sequestration in saline aquifers poses certain risks including CO2/brine leakage through wells or non-sealing faults into groundwater or to the land surface. These risks are difficult to quantify due to data availability and uncertainty. One solution is to explore the consequences of these limitations by running large numbers of numerical simulations on the primary CO2 injection reservoir, shallow reservoirs/aquifers, faults, and wells to assess leakage risks and uncertainties. However, a large number of full-physics simulations is usually too computationally expensive. The NRAP integrated assessment model (NRAP-IAM) uses reduced order models (ROMs) developed from full-physics simulations to address this issue. A powerful stochastic framework allows NRAPIAM to explore complex interactions among many uncertain variables and evaluate the likely performance of potential sequestration sites.},
doi = {10.2172/1415433},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Dec 22 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Fri Dec 22 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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