CO2 sequestration: Storage capacity guideline needed

08/14/2006
The emerging CO2 sequestration industry needs guidelines that will establish a common basis for estimating and classifying CO2 storage capacity.Various initiatives are assessing geologic CO2 storage capacity in saline-water-bearing formations, oil and gas reservoirs, coals, and shales. Many assessments base their volumetric determinations on 100% of pore volume of a geologic unit and 100% displacement efficiency of the injection process.While total pore volume is a starting place, guidelines would provide a more consistent basis for estimating and risk classifying CO2 storage capacity.The petroleum industry has well established terminology for reserves and resources classification. Most d...
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