Development of a basin-scale model for CO2 sequestration in the basal sandstone reservoir of the Illinois basin issues, approach and preliminary results

Edward Mehnert, James Damico, Scott Frailey, Hannes Leetaru, Yu Feng Lin, Roland Okwen, Nathaniel Adams, Brynne Storsved, Albert Valocchi

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Abstract

Numerical modeling of geologic carbon sequestration (GCS) is needed to guide efficient development and to understand potential consequences of its development. The Illinois Basin is a major geologic basin in north-central United States. To evaluate the feasibility of future, commercial-scale GCS within this basin, a basin-scale, flow model is being developed using TOUGH2-MP/ECO2N and refined as new geologic data become available. Current models include the Mt. Simon Sandstone and its caprock (Eau Claire Shale). The project goals are to evaluate the migration of injected CO2 and assess the pressure changes in this open reservoir in response to future GCS developments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3850-3858
Number of pages9
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume37
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT 2012 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Nov 18 2012Nov 22 2012

Keywords

  • Geologic carbon sequestration
  • Illinois basin
  • Model development
  • Mt. simon sandstone
  • Saline reservoir
  • TOUGH2-MP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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