Challenges in Simulation of Salt Clogging

Maryam Khosravi, Yao Xu, Seyedamir Mirazimi, Erling Halfdan Stenby, Wei Yan

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Carbon sequestration in depleted reservoirs or aquifers is highly demanded but still faced with technical challenges in many aspects. Among them, losing well injectivity during the storage process is a major concern. This can be caused by salt deposited in the reservoir, particularly near the injection well, which may sometimes creep into the injection well. Therefore, it is desirable to estimate the amount and distribution of salt precipitation at the injection conditions for a smooth implementation of CO2 sequestration. In this paper, we investigate how much commercial software CMG-GEM can help the evaluation of salt precipitation. We first review the critical mechanisms involved in salt precipitation and then analyze the challenges in simulating these mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2023 SPE EuropEC
Number of pages15
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers
Publication date2023
Article numberSPE-214350-MS
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61399-991-2
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventSPE EuropEC 2023: Europe Energy Conference - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 5 Jun 20238 Jun 2023


ConferenceSPE EuropEC 2023


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