The U. S. Geological Survey carbon dioxide storage efficiency value methodology: Results and observations

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Abstract

In order to complete the 2013 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) assessment of carbon dioxide (CO2) storage resources, a methodology was needed to determine the CO2storage efficiency of individual rock strata. The method that was used involved a storage efficiency approximation by MacMinn et al., combined with a brine viscosity model by Mao and Duan, and thermal and pressure data from petroleum fields across basins. The resulting efficiencies indicated that both salinity of the pore fluid and the thermal gradient have a strong effect on the amount of CO2 that strata could store.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The U. S. Geological Survey carbon dioxide storage efficiency value methodology: Results and observations
Series title Energy Procedia
DOI 10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.542
Volume 63
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Eastern Energy Resources Science Center
Description 7 p.
First page 5123
Last page 5129