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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

15 Citations (Scopus)

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

Fingerprint

Petroleum reservoirs
Reservoir management
Managers
Costs

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

Cite this

Buscheck, T. A., White, J. A., Chen, M., Sun, Y., Hao, Y., Aines, R. D., ... 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

Pre-Injection Brine Production for Managing Pressure in Compartmentalized CO2 Storage Reservoirs. / Buscheck, Thomas A.; White, Joshua A.; Chen, Mingjie; Sun, Yunwei; Hao, Yue; Aines, Roger D.; Bourcier, William L.; Bielicki, Jeffrey M.

Energy Procedia. Vol. 63 Elsevier Ltd, 2014. p. 5333-5340.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Buscheck, TA, White, JA, Chen, M, Sun, Y, Hao, Y, Aines, RD, Bourcier, WL & Bielicki, JM 2014, Pre-Injection Brine Production for Managing Pressure in Compartmentalized CO2 Storage Reservoirs. in Energy Procedia. vol. 63, Elsevier Ltd, pp. 5333-5340, 12th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT 2014, Austin, United States, 10/5/14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.565
Buscheck TA, White JA, Chen M, Sun Y, Hao Y, Aines RD et al. Pre-Injection Brine Production for Managing Pressure in Compartmentalized CO2 Storage Reservoirs. In Energy Procedia. Vol. 63. Elsevier Ltd. 2014. p. 5333-5340 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.565
Buscheck, Thomas A. ; White, Joshua A. ; Chen, Mingjie ; Sun, Yunwei ; Hao, Yue ; Aines, Roger D. ; Bourcier, William L. ; Bielicki, Jeffrey M. / Pre-Injection Brine Production for Managing Pressure in Compartmentalized CO2 Storage Reservoirs. Energy Procedia. Vol. 63 Elsevier Ltd, 2014. pp. 5333-5340
@inproceedings{3ae6bb6339fc45eba6a60e4b5610d889,
title = "Pre-Injection Brine Production for Managing Pressure in Compartmentalized CO2 Storage Reservoirs",
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.",
keywords = "Brine production, Brine utilization, CO utilization, Desalination, Geologic CO storage, Monitoring wells, Reservoir management",
author = "Buscheck, {Thomas A.} and White, {Joshua A.} and Mingjie Chen and Yunwei Sun and Yue Hao and Aines, {Roger D.} and Bourcier, {William L.} and Bielicki, {Jeffrey M.}",
year = "2014",
doi = "10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.565",
language = "English",
volume = "63",
pages = "5333--5340",
booktitle = "Energy Procedia",
publisher = "Elsevier Ltd",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - Pre-Injection Brine Production for Managing Pressure in Compartmentalized CO2 Storage Reservoirs

AU - Buscheck, Thomas A.

AU - White, Joshua A.

AU - Chen, Mingjie

AU - Sun, Yunwei

AU - Hao, Yue

AU - Aines, Roger D.

AU - Bourcier, William L.

AU - Bielicki, Jeffrey M.

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - Brine production

KW - Brine utilization

KW - CO utilization

KW - Desalination

KW - Geologic CO storage

KW - Monitoring wells

KW - Reservoir management

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84922879632&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84922879632&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.565

DO - 10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.565

M3 - Conference contribution

VL - 63

SP - 5333

EP - 5340

BT - Energy Procedia

PB - Elsevier Ltd

ER -