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Title: Steady-state supercritical CO 2 and brine relative permeability in Berea sandstone at different temperature and pressure conditions

Abstract

In this study, we measure steady-state two-phase supercritical CO 2-brine relative permeabilities in a 61 cm-long Berea sandstone core at three different conditions (408C and 12.41 MPa, 408C and 8.27 MPa, and 608C and 12.41 MPa) under primary drainage. We use pressure taps to obtain pressure drops of individual sections of the core, and X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) to obtain in situ saturation profiles, which together help to mitigate the capillary end effect. We include previously measured relative permeabilities at 208C and 10.34 MPa, and compare all the data using both an eye-test and a statistical test. We find no appreciable temperature and pressure dependence of CO 2 relative permeability within 20–608C and 8.27–12.41 MPa. We find slight changes in the brine relative permeability between supercritical CO 2 conditions (40–608C and 8.27–12.41 MPa) and the liquid CO 2 condition (208C and 10.34 MPa). The temperature and pressure independence of CO 2 relative permeability has been previously recognized and reassured in this work using a capillary-effect-free method. This allows one to use a single CO 2 relative permeability curve in modeling two-phase CO 2 flow within 20–608C and 8.27–12.41 MPa.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States). Dept. of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
  2. Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States). Bureau of Economic Geology
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Research Org.:
Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1533008
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0001114
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Water Resources Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 53; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 0043-1397
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
environmental sciences & ecology; marine & freshwater biology; water resources; CO2 relative permeability; temperature and pressure effect; pressure taps; X-ray CT; in situ saturation

Citation Formats

Chen, Xiongyu, Gao, Shuang, Kianinejad, Amir, and DiCarlo, David A. Steady-state supercritical CO2 and brine relative permeability in Berea sandstone at different temperature and pressure conditions. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/2017wr020810.
Chen, Xiongyu, Gao, Shuang, Kianinejad, Amir, & DiCarlo, David A. Steady-state supercritical CO2 and brine relative permeability in Berea sandstone at different temperature and pressure conditions. United States. doi:10.1002/2017wr020810.
Chen, Xiongyu, Gao, Shuang, Kianinejad, Amir, and DiCarlo, David A. Thu . "Steady-state supercritical CO2 and brine relative permeability in Berea sandstone at different temperature and pressure conditions". United States. doi:10.1002/2017wr020810. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1533008.
@article{osti_1533008,
title = {Steady-state supercritical CO2 and brine relative permeability in Berea sandstone at different temperature and pressure conditions},
author = {Chen, Xiongyu and Gao, Shuang and Kianinejad, Amir and DiCarlo, David A.},
abstractNote = {In this study, we measure steady-state two-phase supercritical CO2-brine relative permeabilities in a 61 cm-long Berea sandstone core at three different conditions (408C and 12.41 MPa, 408C and 8.27 MPa, and 608C and 12.41 MPa) under primary drainage. We use pressure taps to obtain pressure drops of individual sections of the core, and X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) to obtain in situ saturation profiles, which together help to mitigate the capillary end effect. We include previously measured relative permeabilities at 208C and 10.34 MPa, and compare all the data using both an eye-test and a statistical test. We find no appreciable temperature and pressure dependence of CO2 relative permeability within 20–608C and 8.27–12.41 MPa. We find slight changes in the brine relative permeability between supercritical CO2 conditions (40–608C and 8.27–12.41 MPa) and the liquid CO2 condition (208C and 10.34 MPa). The temperature and pressure independence of CO2 relative permeability has been previously recognized and reassured in this work using a capillary-effect-free method. This allows one to use a single CO2 relative permeability curve in modeling two-phase CO2 flow within 20–608C and 8.27–12.41 MPa.},
doi = {10.1002/2017wr020810},
journal = {Water Resources Research},
number = 7,
volume = 53,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {6}
}

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