Benchmark study for CO2 storage

Description

Benchmark Study For CO2 Storage This is the benchmark study 3.1 published in Class H. et al. A benchmark study on problems related to CO2 storage in geologic formations. Comput Geosci 2009, 13(4):409-434. DOI: 10.1007/s10596-009-9146-x. The problem is based on a geological model of the Johansen formation. The computational domain is an extracted part of the model. The lateral extension of the domain is approximately 9600*8900 m. The domain comprises 9 layers of grid blocks all representing the high permeable sandstones in the Johansen formation. The geological model contains a fault zone. The CO2 injection well is located near the fault. The simulation is conducted over 25 years period of CO2 injection in the formation, which is followed by 25 years period of post-injection. The injection results in two-phase flows of the formation water and supercritical CO2. Due to the buoyancy the CO2 plume is spreading along the top boundary of the computational domain (along the caprock). The CO2-rich phase saturation as well as the total mass of CO2 in liquid and gaseous phases should be reported.

 

Associated files

File Version Description
EXAMPLE-H3.RUN 2015.G Input file for the Benchmark Study For CO2 Storage (problem 3.1).
EXAMPLE-H3.GRDECL - Formatted grid file.
EXAMPLE-H3.PORO - Porosity distribution.
EXAMPLE-H3.PERM - Absolute permeability distribution.
EXAMPLE-H3.pvsm - ParaView state file for the output visualization and postprocessing.
EXAMPLE-H3-GASSTORE.RUN 2015.G Input file for the Benchmark Study For CO2 Storage (problem 3.1). This is an example for the problem simulated using GASSTORE module.
CO2TAB.METRIC.INC - This is include file with properties of CO2 for the EXAMPLE-H3-GASSTORE.RUN file.
EXAMPLE-H3-BLACKOIL-1.RUN 2015.G Input file for the Benchmark Study For CO2 Storage (problem 3.1). This is an example for the problem simulated using BLACKOIL module (no water vapour in gas phase).
EXAMPLE-H3-BLACKOIL-2.RUN 2015.G Input file for the Benchmark Study For CO2 Storage (problem 3.1). This is an example for the problem simulated using BLACKOIL module with the VAPOIL option enabled (water vapour in gas phase is enabled).
EXAMPLE-H3.ACTNUM - You can reduce the number of grid blocks in the model by loading this ACTNUM array (load it using INCLUDE within MAKE-ENDMAKE brackets).

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References

  1. Class H. et al. 2009 A benchmark study on problems related to CO2 storage in geological formations. Comput. Geosci. 13(4):409-434. DOI:10.1007/s10596-009-9146-x;
  2. The original dataset for the case study can be found on the website;
  3. Afanasyev A.A. 2013 Application of the Reservoir Simulator MUFITS for 3D Modelling of CO2 Storage in Geological Formations. Energy Procedia. 40, P.365-374. DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2013.08.042.
  4. Afanasyev A. et al. 2016 Validation of the MUFITS reservoir simulator against standard CO2 storage benchmarks and history-matched models of the Ketzin pilot site. Energy Procedia. 97: 395-402. DOI:10.1016/j.egypro.2016.10.032.