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Title: Facilitating CCS Business Planning by Extending the Functionality of the SimCCS Integrated System Model

The application of integrated system models for evaluating carbon capture and storage technology has expanded steadily over the past few years. To date, such models have focused largely on hypothetical scenarios of complex source-sink matching involving numerous large-scale CO 2 emitters, and high-volume, continuous reservoirs such as deep saline formations to function as geologic sinks for carbon storage. Though these models have provided unique insight on the potential costs and feasibility of deploying complex networks of integrated infrastructure, there remains a pressing need to translate such insight to the business community if this technology is to ever achieve a truly meaningful impact in greenhouse gas mitigation. Here, we present a new integrated system modelling tool termed SimCCUS aimed at providing crucial decision support for businesses by extending the functionality of a previously developed model called SimCCS. The primary innovation of the SimCCUS tool development is the incorporation of stacked geological reservoir systems with explicit consideration of processes and costs associated with the operation of multiple CO 2 utilization and storage targets from a single geographic location. In such locations provide significant efficiencies through economies of scale, effectively minimizing CO 2 storage costs while simultaneously maximizing revenue streams via the utilizationmore » of CO 2 as a commodity for enhanced hydrocarbon recovery.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States). Indiana Geological Survey
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Earth and Environmental Sciences
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-27930
Journal ID: ISSN 1876-6102
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Energy Procedia
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 114; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1876-6102
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE). Clean Coal (FE-20)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 58 GEOSCIENCES; Earth Sciences
OSTI Identifier:
1398933

Ellett, Kevin M., Middleton, Richard S., Stauffer, Philip H., and Rupp, John A.. Facilitating CCS Business Planning by Extending the Functionality of the SimCCS Integrated System Model. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1788.
Ellett, Kevin M., Middleton, Richard S., Stauffer, Philip H., & Rupp, John A.. Facilitating CCS Business Planning by Extending the Functionality of the SimCCS Integrated System Model. United States. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1788.
Ellett, Kevin M., Middleton, Richard S., Stauffer, Philip H., and Rupp, John A.. 2017. "Facilitating CCS Business Planning by Extending the Functionality of the SimCCS Integrated System Model". United States. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1788. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1398933.
@article{osti_1398933,
title = {Facilitating CCS Business Planning by Extending the Functionality of the SimCCS Integrated System Model},
author = {Ellett, Kevin M. and Middleton, Richard S. and Stauffer, Philip H. and Rupp, John A.},
abstractNote = {The application of integrated system models for evaluating carbon capture and storage technology has expanded steadily over the past few years. To date, such models have focused largely on hypothetical scenarios of complex source-sink matching involving numerous large-scale CO2 emitters, and high-volume, continuous reservoirs such as deep saline formations to function as geologic sinks for carbon storage. Though these models have provided unique insight on the potential costs and feasibility of deploying complex networks of integrated infrastructure, there remains a pressing need to translate such insight to the business community if this technology is to ever achieve a truly meaningful impact in greenhouse gas mitigation. Here, we present a new integrated system modelling tool termed SimCCUS aimed at providing crucial decision support for businesses by extending the functionality of a previously developed model called SimCCS. The primary innovation of the SimCCUS tool development is the incorporation of stacked geological reservoir systems with explicit consideration of processes and costs associated with the operation of multiple CO2 utilization and storage targets from a single geographic location. In such locations provide significant efficiencies through economies of scale, effectively minimizing CO2 storage costs while simultaneously maximizing revenue streams via the utilization of CO2 as a commodity for enhanced hydrocarbon recovery.},
doi = {10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1788},
journal = {Energy Procedia},
number = C,
volume = 114,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {8}
}