Active Carbon Storage Projects
Quantifying CO2 Trapping Mechanisms and Capacity in Open Saline Aquifers - The Role of Reservoir Heterogeneity
Injection of CO2 in open reservoirs will greatly enhance storage opportunities, but requires capillary, dissolution and mineral trapping to act rapidly and on short time and length scales.
Simulation-Based Forecasting and Monitoring of Subsurface Behaviour of Carbon Dioxide
Accurate simulation, forecasting, and monitoring of carbon dioxide behaviour is a prerequisite for safe and cost-effective subsurface CO2 abatement.
Alternative Modelling and Simulation of the Greenshank CO2-Geo-Sequestration Prospect, Gippsland Basin, Victoria
Previous CO2 -geo-sequestration simulations of the stratigraphic/aquifer trap referred to as Greenshank, indicate multi-pathing of the plume. Injection of 5Mtpa over 25 years (125Mt = desired storage capacity) creates a plume that reaches the boundary of the static model after 500 years.
Development of Unsteady-State Continuum Scale Solver for Core Scale Simulations
This project develops a parallelised tensor-property hybrid finite element – finite volume solver for the upscaling of pore-network modelling derived saturation functions from the micro plug to the whole-core scale.
Characteristic Trends in the Evolution of Reservoir Water Composition During O2 Storage - Hong P. Vu, Ralf R. Haese
Site-specific characterisation, the prediction of CO2 plume migration and changes in physical-chemical conditions over time are important elements during the exploration and appraisal of prospective CO2 storage reservoirs.
Enhanced Containment Through Barrier Formation
Long-term CO2 containment is a key criteria for safe CO2 storage, which is currently assessed through a range of seal integrity studies.
Evolution of the Solute Plume Composition at the Glenhaven Site (Queensland)
The site-specific geological characterisation, the prediction of CO2 plume migration and changes in physical-chemical conditions under CO2 storage conditions are important elements during the exploration and appraisal of prospective CO2 storage reservoirs.
Are Vertical Joints and Fractures Self-Sealing During Bouancy-Driven CO2 Migration in Continental Flood Basalts?