Modeling Oil Production, CO2 Injection and Associated Storage in Depleted Oil Reservoirs: A Comparison of Approaches

12 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2021

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Srikanta Mishra

Battelle Memorial Institute

Priya Ravi Ganesh

Battelle

Samin Raziperchikolaee

Battelle Memorial Institute

Ashwin Pasumarti

Battelle Memorial Institute

Valerie Smith

Battelle Memorial Institute

Autumn Haagsma

Battelle Memorial Institute

Mark Kelley

Battelle

Neeraj Gupta

Battelle

Rick Pardini

Core Energy, LLC

Date Written: April 5, 2021

Abstract

The Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership has been investigating various reservoir characterization and modeling technologies as part of its commercial-scale implementation of carbon dioxide injection for geologic storage in multiple Silurian carbonate pinnacle reefs in northern Michigan, USA. This paper compares multiple reservoir modeling approaches for history-matching oil production and CO2 injection responses, and estimating associated storage, to characterize these small spatial footprint depleted reef reservoirs. The three approaches considered are: fully compositional simulation, black-oil with pseudo-miscibility treatment, and capacitance resistance modeling (CRM). Modeling results from three reefs illustrating each modeling approach are presented, and their applicability and limitations with respect to data needs and modeling objectives are discussed.

Keywords: CO2 injection, associated storage, reservoir modeling, compositional, pseudo-miscible, capacitance-resistance, geologic framework

Suggested Citation

Mishra, Srikanta and Ravi Ganesh, Priya and Raziperchikolaee, Samin and Pasumarti, Ashwin and Smith, Valerie and Haagsma, Autumn and Kelley, Mark and Gupta, Neeraj and Pardini, Rick, Modeling Oil Production, CO2 Injection and Associated Storage in Depleted Oil Reservoirs: A Comparison of Approaches (April 5, 2021). Proceedings of the 15th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference 15-18 March 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3820087 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3820087

Srikanta Mishra (Contact Author)

Battelle Memorial Institute ( email )

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Priya Ravi Ganesh

Battelle ( email )

505 Kng Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
United States

Samin Raziperchikolaee

Battelle Memorial Institute

4000 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

Ashwin Pasumarti

Battelle Memorial Institute ( email )

4000 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

Valerie Smith

Battelle Memorial Institute

4000 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

Autumn Haagsma

Battelle Memorial Institute ( email )

4000 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98105
United States

Mark Kelley

Battelle

505 Kng Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
United States

Neeraj Gupta

Battelle

505 Kng Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
United States

Rick Pardini

Core Energy, LLC

1011 Noteware Dr
Traverse City, MI 49686
United States

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