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Comparison of Publicly Available Methodologies for Development of Geologic Storage Estimates for Carbon Dioxide in Saline Formations

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Author(s)

Angela L. Goodman, Grant Bromhal, Brian Strazisar, Traci Rodosta, William F. Guthrie, George Guthrie

Abstract

High-level estimates of CO2 storage resource for application to saline formations at the national, regional, and basin scale are required to assess the potential for carbon capture, utilization, and storage technologies to reduce CO2 emissions. Both private and public entities worldwide rely on CO2 storage-resource estimates for broad energy-related government policy and business decisions. As high-level estimates, they embody inherent uncertainties arising from simplifying assumptions and data limitations pertaining to subsurface geology. Nevertheless, they provide important bounds for energy planning at the national and regional levels. Consequently, several methodologies have been developed to provide storage-resource estimates, originating with efforts as early as 1993. This study compares estimates derived from several of the common methodologies as applied to common data sets, in order to assess differences in the estimates that results from the choice of methodology.
Citation
Technical Report Series

Keywords

Carbon sequestration, Uncertainty, Monte Carlo, Saline Formation.

Citation

Goodman, A. , Bromhal, G. , Strazisar, B. , Rodosta, T. , Guthrie, W. and Guthrie, G. (2013), Comparison of Publicly Available Methodologies for Development of Geologic Storage Estimates for Carbon Dioxide in Saline Formations, Technical Report Series, [online], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijggc.2013.07.016 (Accessed June 14, 2021)
Created February 1, 2013, Updated January 27, 2020