Optimization of Injection/Extraction Rates for Surface-Dissolution Process
- Qing Tao (University of Texas at Austin) | Steven Bryant (University of Texas at Austin)
- Document ID
- Society of Petroleum Engineers
- SPE Journal
- Publication Date
- August 2014
- Document Type
- Journal Paper
- 598 - 607
- 2013. Society of Petroleum Engineers
- 1.7.5 Well Control, 4.3.4 Scale, 5.10.1 CO2 Capture and Sequestration
- 1 in the last 30 days
- 233 since 2007
- Show more detail
- View rights & permissions
|SPE Member Price:||USD 10.00|
|SPE Non-Member Price:||USD 30.00|
Implementing geological carbon sequestration at a large scale to mitigateanthropogenic emissions involves the injection of carbon dioxide(CO2) into deep brine-filled structures. An alternative to injectingCO2 as a buoyant phase is to dissolve it into brine extracted fromthe storage formation, then inject the CO2-saturated brine into thestorage formation. The CO2-concentration front shape, when itreaches the saturation-pressure contour, defines the maximal areal extent ofCO2-saturated brine and thus the aquifer-utilization efficiency. Theheterogeneity of the aquifer reduces the utilization efficiency significantly.We illustrate by comparing the utilization efficiency in ahomogeneous-permeability field with that in uncorrelated and correlatedheterogeneous fields under the same well control. The example cases yieldsignificant reductions of the utilization efficiency.We develop anoptimal-control strategy of the injection/extraction rates to maximize theutilization efficiency for heterogeneous aquifers. We propose two objectivefunctions: One seeks to improve the areal sweep by minimizing the mismatchbetween the CO2-concentration front and the saturation-pressurecontour; the other directly formulates the utilization efficiency whilepenalizing zones that contain gas-phase CO2. Both approaches haveimproved the aquifer-utilization efficiency by delaying the arrival of thedissolved CO2 front at the contour of saturation pressure.Heterogeneity plays an important role in determining the location of thesaturation-pressure contour within the storage formation. For a simple exampledomain, we propose a well-pattern orientation strategy by placing line-driveinjectors in a high-permeability zone and extractors in a low-permeabilityzone, so that the saturation-pressure contour is closer to the extractors andthus increases the aquifer utilization efficiency. Illustration of this conceptin the correlated heterogeneous field shows an improvement of the utilizationefficiency. When combined with the optimal control of injection/extractionrates, the increase in the utilization efficiency almost compensates thereduction because of the heterogeneity.
|File Size||814 KB||Number of Pages||10|
Alhuthali, A.H., Oyerinde, D., and Datta-Gupta, A. 2007. Optimal WaterfloodManagement Using Rate Control. SPE Res Eval & Eng 10(5): 539-551. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/102478-PA.
Anchliya, A., Ehlig-Economides, C., and Jafarpour, B. 2012. AquiferManagement To Accelerate CO2 Dissolution and Trapping. SPE J. 17 (3): 805-816. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/126688-PA.
Asheim, H. 1988. Maximization of Water Sweep Efficiency by ControllingProduction and Injection Rates. Paper SPE 18365 presented at the SPE EuropeanPetroleum Conference, London, United Kingdom, 16-19 October. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/18365-MS.
Benson, S.M., Hepple, R., Apps, J. et al. 2007. Lessons learned from naturaland industrial anologues for storage of CO2 in deep geologicalformations. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory report LBNL-51170.
Bhowmik, S., Srinivasan, S., and Bryant, S.L. 2010. Predicting the Migrationof CO2 Plume Using Injection Data and a Distance-Metric Approach toReservoir-Model Selection. Paper SPE 139709 presented at the SPE InternationalConference on CO2 Capture, Storage, and Utilization, New Orleans,Louisiana, 10-12 November. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/139709-MS.
Birkholzer, J.T., Zhou, Q., and Tsang, C-F. 2009. Large-Scale Impact ofCO2 Storage in Deep Saline Aquifers: A Sensitivity Study on PressureResponse in Stratified Systems. International J. Greenhouse Gas Control 3 (2): 181-194. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2008.08.002.
Brouwer, D.R. and Jansen, J.D. 2004. Dynamic Optimization of WaterfloodingWith Smart Wells Using Optimal Control Theory. SPE J. 9(4): 391-402. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/78278-PA.
Burton, M. and Bryant, S.L. 2009. Eliminating Buoyant Migration ofSequestered CO2 Through Surface Dissolution: Implementation Costsand Technical Challenges. SPE Res Eval & Eng 12 (3):399-407. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/110650-PA.
Chiaramonte, L., Zoback, M., Friedmann, J. et al. 2008. Seal Integrity andFeasibility of CO2 Sequestration in the Teapot Dome EOR Pilot:Geomechanical Site Characterization. Environmental Geol. 54(8): 16671675. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00254-007-0948-7.
Detienne, J.L., Creusot, M., Kessler, N. et al. 1998. Thermally InducedFractures: A Field-Proven Analytical Model. SPE Res Eval & Eng 1 (1): 30-35. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/30777-PA.
Ennis-King, J. and Paterson, L. 2002. Engineering Aspects of GeologicalSequestration of Carbon Dioxide. Paper SPE 77809 presented at the SPE AsiaPacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia, 8-10October. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/77809-MS.
Gasda, S.E., Bachu, S. and Celia, M.A. 2004. Spatial Characterization of theLocation of Potentially Leaky Wells Penetrating a Deep Saline Aquifer in aMature Sedimentary Basin. Environ. Earth Sci. 46 (6):707-720. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00254-004-1073-5.
Gorelick, S.M., Freeze, R.A., Donohue, D. et al. 1993. GroundwaterContamination: Optimal Capture and Containment. Boca Raton, Florida: LewisPublishers.
IEA (International Energy Agency). 2004. Prospects for CO2Capture and Storage. Paris, France: IEA/OECD.
IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). 2005. Special Report onCarbon Dioxide Capture and Storage, ed. B. Metz, O. Davidson, H. deConinck, M. Loos, and L. Mayer. Cambridge, United Kingdom, and New York, NewYork: Cambridge University Press.
Jain, L. 2010. Factors Determining Rapid and Efficient Geologic Storage ofCO2. MS thesis, University of Texas at Austin.
Jain, L. and Bryant, S.L. 2010. Optimal Design of Injection/Extraction Wellsfor the Surface Dissolution CO2 Storage Strategy. In Proceedingsof the 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies,Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 19-23 September.
Kumar, A., Ozah, R., Noh, M. et al. 2005. Reservior Simulation ofCO2 Storage in Deep Saline Aquifers. SPE J. 10 (3):336-348. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/89343-PA.
Luo, Z. and Bryant, S.L. 2010. Influence of Thermo-Elastic Stress onCO2 Injection Induced Fractures During Storage. Paper SPE 139719presented at the SPE International Conference on CO2 Capture,Storage, and Utilization, New Orleans, Louisiana, 10-12 November. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/139719-MS.
Nicot, J.P. 2008. Evaluation of Large-Scale CO2 Storage onFresh-Water Sections of Aquifers: An Example From the Texas Gulf Coast Basin.International J. Greenhouse Gas Control 2 (4):982-593. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2008.03.004.
Nocedal, J. and Wright, S.J. 2006. Numerical Optimization, secondedition, Series in Operations Research and Financial Engineering. New York:Springer.
Nordbotten, J.M., Celia, M.A., Bachu, S. et al. 2005. SemianalyticalSolution for CO2 Leakage Through an Abandoned Well. Environ. Sci.Technol. 39 (2): 602-611.
Peralta, R. and Greenwald, R. 1999. Hydraulic Optimization Demonstrationfor Groundwater Pump-and-Treat Systems, Vol. 1: Pre-optimization Screening(Method and Demonstration). Report Number EPA/542/R-99/011A. Office of Researchand Development, Washington, DC: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Perkins, T.K. and Gonzalez, J.A. 1985. The Effect of Thermoelastic Stresseson Injection Well Fracturing. SPE J. 25 (1): 78-88. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/11332-PA.
Price, P.N., McKone, T.E., and Sohn, M.D. 2007. Carbon sequestration risksand risk management. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory reportLBNL-513E.
Pruess, K. 2004. Numerical Simulation of CO2 Leakage From aGeologic Disposal Reservoir, Including Transitions From Super- to SubcriticalConditions, and Boiling of Liquid CO2. SPE J. 9(2): 237-248. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/86098-PA.
Sarma, P., Durlofsky, L.J., Aziz, K. et al. 2006. Efficient Real-TimeReservoir Management Using Adjoint-Based Optimal Control and Model Updating.Computational Geosci. 10: 3-36.
Schlumberger. 2011. ECLIPSE Technical Description.
Shamshiri, H. and Jafarpour, B. 2012. Controlled CO2 InjectionInto Heterogeneous Geologic Formations for Improved Solubility and ResidualTrapping. Water Resour. Res. 40 (2): 15 pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2011WR010455.
Tao, Q. and Bryant, S.L. 2012a. Optimal Control of Injection/ExtractionWells for the Surface Dissolution CO2 Storage Strategy. Paper 151370presented at the Carbon Management Technology Conference. Orlando, Florida, 7-9February. http://dx.doi.org/10.7122/151370-MS.
Tao, Q. and Bryant, S.L. 2012b. Optimizing CO2 Storage in a DeepSaline Aquifer With the Capacitance-Resistance Model. In Proceedings of the11th International Conference Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Kyoto,Japan, 18-22 November.
Tao, Q., Checkai, D.A., Huerta, N.J. et al. 2010. Model to PredictCO2 Leakage Rates Along a Wellbore. Paper SPE 135483 presented atthe SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Florence, Italy, 20-22September. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/135483-MS.
US EPA. 1996. Pump-and-treat ground-water remediation: A guide for decisionmakers and practitioners. Report Number EPA/625/R-95/005. Washington, DC: USEPA, Office of Research and Development.
US EPA. 2002. Groundwater remedies selected at superfund sites. Report No.EPA-542-R-01-022. Washington, DC: Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response,US EPA.