EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF SUPERCRITICAL CO2 ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY AND STORAGE CAPACITY USING DUAL-CORE CORE FLOODING TECHNOLOGY FOR CARBONATE RESERVOIRS

Xianmin Zhou, Wei Yu, Muhammad Shahzad Kamal, Yu Shu Wu, Sarmad Zafar Khan, Ridha Al-Abdrabainabi

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Abstract

The depleted oil reservoirs are considered as the potential geological storage site for CO2, which is one of the solutions to carbon emissions and the increased temperature in the atmosphere. The geological properties of the depleted oil reservoir, such as reservoir heterogeneity, directly affect the amount of CO2 storage. Unfortunately, no research has been done on this topic. In this study, we experimentally studied the effect of reservoir heterogeneity on oil recovery factors in cases of seawater flooding and supercritical CO2 (sc-CO2) miscible injection and the resultant sc-CO2 storage in depleted oil reservoirs at the end of the oil field development. A dual-core flooding experiment involving two reservoir carbonate core samples with different permeabilities and porosities was carried out using live oil, which is that gas dissolves in the crude oil as the displaced phase. Seawater and sc-CO2 as the displacing phases were used to conduct water flooding and the miscible injection process under reservoir conditions (overburden pressure of 4, 500 psi, pore pressure of 3, 200 psi, and reservoir temperature of 102oC), respectively. The scCO2 miscible injection process was followed by seawater flooding to recover the remaining oil after seawater flooding and evaluate the storage capacity of sc-CO2. From the results of this study, it was found that sc-CO2 miscible injection following seawater flooding can recover additional oil, which is related to the properties of rocks. We also found that high-permeable rock has a significant potential for scCO2 storage compared to low-permeable rocks. In addition, the effect of reservoir heterogeneity on the injectivity of sc-CO2, permeability loss, and scCO2 storage efficiency is-also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOffshore Geotechnics; Petroleum Technology
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791886915
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
EventASME 2023 42nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2023 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 11 Jun 202316 Jun 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE
Volume9

Conference

ConferenceASME 2023 42nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2023
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period11/06/2316/06/23

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Keywords

  • CO2 storage
  • Injectivity
  • Permeability loss
  • Reservoir heterogeneity
  • Sc-CO2 miscible injection
  • Sc-CO2-EOR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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