[Eoas-seminar] Geology Seminar - Friday December 8, 1:30pm, 104 Carraway

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Dear All,

Professor Zhenxue Dai from the Jilin University, China, will give a 
seminar this Friday. Below is the seminar information, and a flyer is 
attached. Should you have any questions, please feel free to let me 
know. Thanks.

Seminar title: A Multiscale Approach for Modeling CO2 Enhanced Oil 
Recovery and Risk Analysis

When and Where: Carraway 104, 1:30pm, Friday, 12/8/2017


Using CO_2  in enhanced oil recovery (CO_2 -EOR) is a promising 
technology for emissions management because CO_2 -EOR can dramatically 
reduce sequestration costs in the absence of emissions policies that 
include incentives for carbon capture and storage. This study develops a 
multiscale statistical framework to perform CO_2  accounting and risk 
analysis in an EOR environment. A set of geostatistical-based Monte 
Carlo simulations of CO_2 –oil/gas–water flow and transport in the 
Morrow formation are conducted for global sensitivity and statistical 
analysis of the major risk metrics: CO_2 /water injection/production 
rates, cumulative net CO_2  storage, cumulative oil/gas productions, and 
CO_2  breakthrough time. The median and confidence intervals are 
estimated for quantifying uncertainty ranges of the risk metrics. A 
response-surface-based economic model has been derived to calculate the 
CO_2 -EOR profitability with a current oil price, which suggests that 
approximately 31% of the 1000 realizations can be profitable. If 
government carbon-tax credits are available, or the oil price goes up or 
CO_2  capture and operating expenses reduce, more realizations would be 
profitable. The results from this study provide valuable insights for 
understanding CO_2  storage potential and the corresponding 
environmental and economic risks of commercial-scale CO_2 -sequestration 
in the potential EOR sites.

Ming Ye, Ph.D.
Professor in Hydrogeology
Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science
303 Carraway Building
Department of Scientific Computing
489 Dirac Science Library
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306
Phone: 850-644-4587 Fax: 850-644-0098
Cell: 850-567-4488
Email: mye at fsu.edu

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