Pre-Injection Brine Production for Managing Pressure in Compartmentalized CO2 Storage Reservoirs

Thomas A. Buscheck, Joshua A. White, Mingjie Chen, Yunwei Sun, Yue Hao, Roger D. Aines, William L. Bourcier, Jeffrey M. Bielicki

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Abstract

We present a reservoir management approach for geologic CO2 storage that combines CO2 injection with brine extraction. In our approach, dual-mode wells are initially used to extract formation brine and subsequently used to inject CO2. These wells can also be used to monitor the subsurface during pre-injection brine extraction so that key data is acquired and analyzed prior to CO2 injection. The relationship between pressure drawdown during pre-injection brine extraction and pressure buildup during CO2 injection directly informs reservoir managers about CO2 storage capacity. These data facilitate proactive reservoir management, and thus reduce costs and risks. The brine may be used directly as make-up brine for nearby reservoir operations; it can also be desalinated and/or treated for a variety of beneficial uses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy Procedia
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Pages5333-5340
Number of pages8
Volume63
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event12th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT 2014 - Austin, United States
Duration: Oct 5 2014Oct 9 2014

Other

Other12th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT 2014
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period10/5/1410/9/14

Keywords

  • Brine production
  • Brine utilization
  • CO utilization
  • Desalination
  • Geologic CO storage
  • Monitoring wells
  • Reservoir management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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    Buscheck, T. A., White, J. A., Chen, M., Sun, Y., Hao, Y., Aines, R. D., Bourcier, W. L., & Bielicki, J. M. (2014). Pre-Injection Brine Production for Managing Pressure in Compartmentalized CO2 Storage Reservoirs. In Energy Procedia (Vol. 63, pp. 5333-5340). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.565