The Grand Challenge of Carbon Capture and Sequestration
In 2011, the SPE R&D Committee identified Carbon Capture and Sequestration as one of the five grand challenges facing the oil and gas industry. The steering committee and at-large members of the SPE Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilization and the SPE R&D technical sections authored a paper examining the challenge. A condensed version of the paper was published in JPT in 2016.
Even with the wealth of experience already in place within the oil and gas industry, the obstacles to advancing CCS to the forefront of greenhouse gas mitigation technologies remain significant. The key challenges to enabling CCS include cost-effective capture and transport of industrial CO2, clear access to pore space for CO2 storage in geologic formations, proven methodologies for demonstrating storage integrity, and dissemination of best practices.
This month's set of technical paper synopses presents papers that address this topic and the latest developments in this field.
Case Study: Design of Injection Facilities for CO2 Recovery
A pilot project demonstrates that facilities design plays an important role in providing sources of CO2 for the gas-handling process for injection into a carbonate formation as a tertiary recovery mechanism.
Galvanizing Stakeholder Support for Carbon Capture and Storage
Collaboration is critical to achieving recognition of the scope and value of carbon capture and storage and achieving acceptance for specific projects.
The Effect of CO2 Injection on Corrosion and Integrity of Facilities
The paper discusses the main factors affecting CO2 corrosion, provides an assessment of what to look for in major equipment, and details recommended material of construction and corrosion mitigation/control methods.
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