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Title: Probability Distributions for Effective Permeability of Potentially Leaking Wells at CO 2 Sequestration Sites

Abstract

Wells with defects originating from either poor completions or subsequent damage arising from chemical, thermal and/or mechanical stresses provide potential pathways for leakage of carbon dioxide (CO 2) and brine from a CO 2 sequestration site. This report provides a methodology for analyzing data on the frequency of occurrence of defective wells and the effective permeability of the damaged wells. The results include bimodal, log-normal distributions of the effective permeability of wells in addition to other distributions designed to provide a measure of the likelihood of encountering a leaking well in a CO 2 storage project.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
OSTI Identifier:
1438142
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-18-24076
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Earth Sciences

Citation Formats

Carey, James William. Probability Distributions for Effective Permeability of Potentially Leaking Wells at CO2 Sequestration Sites. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1438142.
Carey, James William. Probability Distributions for Effective Permeability of Potentially Leaking Wells at CO2 Sequestration Sites. United States. doi:10.2172/1438142.
Carey, James William. Wed . "Probability Distributions for Effective Permeability of Potentially Leaking Wells at CO2 Sequestration Sites". United States. doi:10.2172/1438142. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1438142.
@article{osti_1438142,
title = {Probability Distributions for Effective Permeability of Potentially Leaking Wells at CO2 Sequestration Sites},
author = {Carey, James William},
abstractNote = {Wells with defects originating from either poor completions or subsequent damage arising from chemical, thermal and/or mechanical stresses provide potential pathways for leakage of carbon dioxide (CO2) and brine from a CO2 sequestration site. This report provides a methodology for analyzing data on the frequency of occurrence of defective wells and the effective permeability of the damaged wells. The results include bimodal, log-normal distributions of the effective permeability of wells in addition to other distributions designed to provide a measure of the likelihood of encountering a leaking well in a CO2 storage project.},
doi = {10.2172/1438142},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed May 09 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Wed May 09 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}

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