New models for cost effective CO2 storage
The Norwegian research institute NORCE has developed new models for CO2 storage that can lead to more cost-effective CO2 storage.
When planning large-scale CO2 storage, decisions must be regarding which formations can be used and how to monitor the injection and operation of safe CO2 storage. Geological measurements are important, but not sufficient, and should be supplemented with realistic data models based on geological data.
Uncertainty in the geological properties is a challenge, and uncertainty quantification is necessary to minimize unnecessary costs due to poorly founded decisions. The bottleneck has long been a reliable tool for quantifying uncertainty due to limited data.
NORCE has addressed this in a recently completed project funded by CLIMIT. Through a new mathematical framework for simulating CO2 flow after injection into a reservoir, uncertainties can now be handled more efficiently.
Read more about the project’s results in their final report