Storage of CO2 in depleted/producing oil reservoirs

Amin Ettehadtavakkol

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This chapter presents a framework for an environmental based assessment of CO2 storage operations in depleted/producing oil reservoirs. We specially focus on the CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and storage as the primal advantage of the storage in producing and depleted oilfields. We begin with a qualitative assessment of the physical aspects of EOR-storage process. Then we present a basic quantitative method for the EOR-storage performance evaluation. Finally, we discuss the field scale development of EOR operation for industrial CO2 storage and address the environmental assessment of the EOR-storage operation. The contents of this chapter aim to benefit reservoir engineers and geologists who seek to upscale and communicate the technical knowledge on field-scale CO2-EOR operations into tangible environmental and technical performance measures that are better observed by managers and policy makers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeologic Carbon Sequestration
Subtitle of host publicationUnderstanding Reservoir Behavior
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9783319270197
ISBN (Print)9783319270173
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


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