We investigate the physics, chemistry, and techno-economics of CO2 storage underground

Our research includes exploring fundamental pore scale fluid dynamics, developing digital rocks analysis techniques, increasing the accuracy of field scale reservoir simulation, and evaluating the feasibility of scaling up CO2 storage to climate relevant scales.

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author = {Krevor, S and Blunt, MJ and Trusler, JPM and De, Simone S},
booktitle = {RSC Energy and Environment Series},
doi = {10.1039/9781788012744-00238},
pages = {238--295},
title = {Chapter 8: An introduction to subsurface CO<inf>2</inf> storage},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/9781788012744-00238},
year = {2020}

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AB - The costs of carbon capture and storage are driven by the capture of CO2 from exhaust streams or the atmosphere. However, its role in climate change mitigation is underpinned by the potential of the vast capacity for storage in subsurface geologic formations. This storage potential is confined to sedimentary rocks, which have substantial porosity and high permeability in comparison to crystalline igneous and metamorphic rocks. These in turn occur in the sedimentary basins of the Earth's continents and near shore. However, the specific capacity for storage is not correlated simply to the existence of a basin. Consideration must also be made of reservoir permeability, caprock integrity, injectivity, fluid dynamics, and geomechanical properties of pressurisation and faulting. These are the topics addressed in this chapter. These processes and properties will combine in complex ways in a wide range of settings to govern the practicality of storing large volumes of CO2. There is clear potential for storage at the scale required to mitigate the worst impacts of global climate change, estimated to be in the order of 10 Gt CO2 per year by 2050. However, until at least dozens of commercial projects have been built in a range of geologic environments, the upper reaches of what can be achieved, and how quickly, will remain uncertain.
AU - Krevor,S
AU - Blunt,MJ
AU - Trusler,JPM
AU - De,Simone S
DO - 10.1039/9781788012744-00238
EP - 295
PY - 2020///
SN - 9781788014700
SP - 238
TI - Chapter 8: An introduction to subsurface CO<inf>2</inf> storage
T1 - RSC Energy and Environment Series
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/9781788012744-00238
ER -