Response of Integrated CO2 Capture and Storage Systems in Saline Aquifers and Fractured Shale Formations to Changes in CO2 Capture Costs

Julie K. Langenfeld, Jeffrey M. Bielicki, Zhiyuan Tao, Richard S. Middleton, Anne H. Menefee, Andres F. Clarens

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Abstract

Fractured shale formations are new potential target reservoirs for CO2 capture and storage (CCS) and provide several potential advantages over storage in saline aquifers in terms of storage capacity, leakage risk, and cost savings from brownfield development. We used a geospatial-optimization, engineering-economic model to investigate the sensitivity of integrated CCS networks in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia to reductions in CO2 capture costs. These reductions in CO2 capture costs were based on hypothetical cases where technological innovation reduced CO2 capture costs. There were small differences in the spatial organization of the CCS deployment when the capture costs were reduced. We also found that the percent reduction in average cost of CCS systems became smaller as the CO2 capture costs were decreased.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4099-4105
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume114
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Event13th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT 2016 - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: Nov 14 2016Nov 18 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)

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