Simulation of the impact of faults on CO2 injection into sandstone reservoirs
Article first published online: 8 APR 2013
© 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Volume 13, Issue 3, pages 344–358, August 2013
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Geofluids (2013) 13, 344–358
We examine the impact of faults on the flow of fluid-phase CO2 injected into formation water in sandstone reservoirs. We estimate the permeability for a range of faults and show that low-permeability deformation-band faults may impede CO2 flow and increase the volume ratio of CO2 stored in a compartmentalized reservoir. Conversely, fracture-dominated faults act as bypass conduits and allow CO2 to escape out of the target reservoir, and into overlying rocks or to the surface.
- Issue published online: 23 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 8 APR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Received: 14 SEP 2012
- U.S. Department of Energy. Grant Numbers: DE-FG03-00ER15043, DE-FG03-00ER15042, DE-FG03-95ER14526
- Carbon Capture Project
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