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Experimental Investigations of Multiphase Flow and Trapping of CO2 in Saline Aquifers

Start Date: September 2007
Status: Completed

Investigators

Sally M. Benson, Professor (Research); Jean-Christophe Perrin, Post-doctoral Researcher; Ljuba Miljkovic, Research Associate; Chia-Wei Kuo, Michael Krause, Ethan Chabora, Graduate Researchers, Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University

Annual Reports

Publications

Presentations

  • Kuo C.-W., and S. M. Benson, 2012. Analytical Study of Effects of Flow Rate, Capillarity and Gravity on CO2/Brine Multiphase Flow System in Horizontal Corefloods, SPE 153954, presented at the 2012 Western Area Meeting, Bakersfield, CA, also, SPEJ, in review.
  • Li, B., S.M. Benson, and H.A. Tchelepi (2012), Modeling fine-scale capillary heterogeneity in multiphase flow of CO2 and brine in sedimentary rocks, proceeding of the XIX International Conference on Water Resources, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, June 17-22, 2012.
  • Benson, S. M., Contingency Planning and Intervention Measures, SPE Advanced Technology Workshop, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Benson, S.M. “Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Deep Sedimentary Formations,”AAAS Annual Meeting, Symposium on Stabilization of Global Carbon Dioxide Levels, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Benson, S. M. “Monitoring Performance of Geological Storage of CO2,” RITE International Workshop on CO2 Storage, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Krevor, S., J. C. Perrin, A. Esposito, C. Rella, and S. Benson. “Rapid Detection and Characterization of Surface CO2 Leakage Through the Realtime Measurement of d13C Signatures in CO2 Flux from the Ground,” oral presentation, Goldschmidt, Knoxville, Tennessee, June 2010.
  • Kuo, C-W., J-C Perrin, and S. M. Benson. “Effect of Gravity, Flow Rate, and Small Scale Heterogeneity on Multiphase Flow of CO2 and Brine,” SPE 132607, Western North America Regional Meeting, Anaheim, CA, May 26–30, 2010.
  • Esposito A. and S. M. Benson. “Optimization of Remediation of Possible Leakage from Geologic CO2 Storage Reservoirs into Groundwater Aquifers,” SPE-133604, Western North America Regional Meeting, Anaheim, CA, May 26–30, 2010.
  • Krevor, S., J. C. Perrin, A. Esposito, C. Rella, and S. Benson. “Rapid Detection and Characterization of Surface CO2 Leakage Through the Realtime Measurement of d13C Signatures in CO2 Flux from the Ground,” oral presentation, 9th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2010.
  • Krevor, S., J. C. Perrin, A. Esposito, C. Rella, and S. Benson. “Rapid Detection and Characterization of Surface CO2 Leakage Through the Realtime Measurement of d13C Signatures in CO2 Flux from the Ground,” oral presentation, European Geosciences Union Meeting, Vienna, Austria, 2010.
  • Krevor, S., J. C. Perrin, A. Esposito, C. Rella, and S. Benson. “Rapid Detection and Characterization of Surface CO2 Leakage Through the Realtime Measurement of d13C Signatures in CO2 Flux from the Ground,” oral presentation, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2009.
  • Krause, M., J-C., Perrin, and S. M. Benson. “Modeling Permeability Distributions in a Sandstone Core for History Matching Coreflood Experiments,” Proc. SPE International Conference on CO2 Capture, Storage and Utilization, San Diego, CA, 2-4 November. 2009. Also, submitted for Publication in SPEJ.
  • Esposito, A. and S. M. Benson. “Remediation of Possible Leakage from Geologic CO2 Reservoirs into Groundwater Aquifers,” poster, NETL: 8th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture & Sequestration, Pittsburgh, PA, May 4–7, 2009.
  • Richard E. Sassoon, Weston A. Hermann, I-Chun Hsiao, Ljuba Miljkovic, Aaron J. Simon and Sally M. Benson, Quantifying the Flow of Exergy and Carbon through the Natural and Human Systems, 2009 Spring MRS Meeting, April 14, 2009.
  • Benson, S.M., Multi-phase Flow and trapping in Saline Aquifers. Society of Petroleum Engineers, Off-shore Technology Conference. SPE Paper Number OTC 19244, May 5-8, 2008.
  • D. Silin, T. Patzek, and S. M. Benson, Modeling evolution of leaking gas plume migration. Groundwater Protection Council Meeting, 2008.
  • D. Silin, T. Patzek, and S. M. Benson, Modeling evolution of leaking gas plume migration. Abstract, Groundwater Protection Council Meeting, 2008.
  • L. Milkovich and S. M. Benson, Relative Permeability Curve Explorer: A Rich Internet Application. Abstract, NETL 7th Annual Carbon Sequestration Conference. Pittsburg, PA, 2008.
  • J.-C. Perrin, M. Krause and S. M. Benson (2008), Relative permeability properties of the CO2 / Brine system in saline aquifers. An experimental study. Abstract, NETL 7th Annual Carbon Sequestration Conference. Pittsburg, PA, 2008.
  • S. M. Benson (2008) Multi-phase flow of CO2 and brine in saline aquifers, Abstract, SEG Annual Meeting.
  • L. Miljkovic, C.-W. Kuo, J.-C. Perrin, M. Krause, and S. M. Benson, Abstract, Numerical Simulations of Laboratory Core-scale CO2 Displacement Experiments. 9th International Greenhouse Gas Control Technology Meeting, Washington D.C., 2008.
  • J.-C. Perrin, M. Krause, C.-W. Kuo, L. Miljkovic, and S. M. Benson (2008), Relative permeability properties of the CO2 / Brine system in saline aquifers. Abstract, 9th International Greenhouse Gas Control Technology Meeting, Washington D.C., 2008.
  • S. M. Benson, L. Miljkovic, L. Tomutsa and C. Doughty. “Relative Permeability and Capillary Pressure Controls on CO2 Migration and Brine Displacement”, Abstract, NETL 6th Annual Carbon Sequestration Conference. Pittsburg, PA, 2007.

Updated June 2011