A Technical Basis for Carbon Dioxide Storage

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A Technical Basis for Carbon Dioxide Storage
Members of the CO2 Capture Project
Edited by Cal Cooper, ConocoPhillips

Jan 2009

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This book has been prepared by the CO2 Capture Project, an international effort funded by eight of the world’s leading energy companies that seeks to address the issue of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in a manner that will contribute to an environmentally acceptable and competitively priced continuous energy supply for the world.

The intent is to provide a guide to the major technical issues related to the subsurface geological storage of carbon dioxide. The target audience is people interested in CO2 capture and storage (CCS). It contains both general information and specific details about technologies and applications that are likely to be used in CCS. We hope that it will engage a wide range of people including policy-makers, the public, and even many of our energy industry colleagues who are less familiar with CCS.

The authors offer their insights on expectations for CCS based on many years of cumulative experience developing analogous oil and gas projects, complemented by knowledge gained by the first eight years of the CO2 Capture Project. Within this publication a number of case studies are summarized to give a deeper insight into the technical issues involved.

Contents

1 SITE SELECTION
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Modes of CO2 storage
1.3 Desirable geological characteristics of storage sites
1.4 CO2 trapping mechanisms
1.5 Subsurface characterization workflow
1.6 Quantifying subsurface uncertainties
1.7 Special site characterization issues for CO2 storage
1.8 Concluding remarks
2 WELL CONSTRUCTION AND INTEGRITY
2.2 Life cycle stages
2.3 Site selection & development
2.4 Operations
2.5 Closure
2.6 Post-closure
2.7 Concluding Remarks
3 MONITORING PROGRAMS FOR CO2 STORAGE
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Selecting monitoring tools and techniques
3.3 Models for performance monitoring
3.4 Limits of measurement and concern
3.5 Monitoring tools and techniques
3.6 Examples of monitoring techniques in action
3.7 Concluding remarks
4 DEVELOPMENT, OPERATION AND CLOSURE OF CO2 STORAGE FACILITIES
4.1 Introduction: Oil and gas field lifecycle analogy
4.2 CO2 storage project lifecycle: Project certification and uncertainty management

 

 

 

 


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