Synopses & Reviews
Geological storage and sequestration represents one of the most important routes for carbon dioxide storage, be it in saline aquifers, oil and gas reservoirs or coal beds. Understanding the mechanisms of capture, the potential and actual storage capacity of particular sites, and ways to manage, monitor and mitigate the threat from any potential leakage or seepage is critical to the future of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) and the power industry. The first part of this book provides an overview of geological storage and sequestration techniques, environmental impacts, risk assessment and regulatory frameworks, while subsequent parts contain case studies of CCS in various countries, such as Australia, Norway, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Chapters in part one discuss anthropogenic climate change and the role of CCS, the modeling of storage capacity, injectivity, migration and trapping of CO2, the monitoring of geological storage of CO2, and the role of pressure in CCS. Part two moves on to explore the environmental, social, and regulatory aspects of CCS including CO2 leakage from geological storage facilities, risk assessment of CO2 storage complexes and public engagement in projects, and the legal framework for CCS. Finally, the conclusion focuses on a variety of different projects and includes case studies of offshore CO2 storage at Sleipner natural gas field beneath the North Sea, the CO2CRC Otway Project in Australia, on-shore CO2 storage at the Ketzin pilot site in Germany, and the K12-B CO2 injection project in the Netherlands.
About the Author
Jon Gluyas is Professor of CCS and Geo-Energy and Head of the Department of Earth Sciences at Durham University, UK. His research interests are in petroleum production geosciences, carbon capture and geostorage and geothermal energy.
Simon Mathias is a Reader in Computational Geoscience at the Department of Earth Sciences at Durham University, UK. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology. His expertise lies in the development of mathematical models to describe flow and transport of reactive contaminants in porous and fractured porous media.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Fundamentals of the geological storage of CO2
: Anthropogenic climate change and the role of CO2 capture and storage (CCS); CO2 storage capacity calculation using static and dynamic modeling; Modelling the injectivity, migration and trapping of CO2 in carbon capture and storage (CCS); Monitoring the geological storage of CO2; The role of pressure in carbon capture and storage (CCS); Modeling long-term CO2 storage, sequestration and cycling
Part 2 Environmental, social and regulatory aspects: CO2 leakage from geological storage facilities: environmental, societal and economic impacts, monitoring and research strategies; Risk assessment of CO2 storage complexes and public engagement in projects; The legal framework for carbon capture and storage (CCS)
Part 3 Case studies: Offshore CO2 storage: Sleipner natural gas field beneath the North Sea; The CO2CRC Otway Project in Australia; On-shore CO2 storage at the Ketzin pilot site in Germany; The K12-B CO2 injection project in the Netherlands