Simulation of the impact of SO2 co-injected with CO2 on the reservoir- rock reactivity

Abstract : An important aspect in CO2 storage in geological media is the quality requirements put on the gases to be stored in terms of risk management. This study investigates and compares, through reactive transport modelling, the potential short-term (5y) reactivity of CO2 gas streams ˗ pure or containing ancillary gaseous compounds (SO2 : 0˗1.5% Wt) ˗ with the reservoir-rock of a limestone aquifer at 75°C. The modelling approach simulates the co-injection of CO2-(SO2) gases, through injection of CO2 (under supercritical form) and simultaneous injection of a SO2 (as a dissolved species solution) rich brine with TOUGHREACT [1]. The numerical simulation results indicate the development of an acidification front (pH < 5) following the progression of the gas migration in the reservoir. After an injection period of 5 years, the acidified zone extends up to 500 m from the injection well, independently of the impurity percentage of the CO2 gas stream. In close proximity of the injection well (0-10m), substantial calcite dissolution, together with albite and K-feldspar dissolution, result in a drastic increase of the permeability (1 order of magnitude) and porosity (x2). When CO2 is injected alone, anhydrite also precipitates in this reservoir zone. Significant calcite dissolution is also predicted in the zone 50-100m ˗ a highly reactive zone˗ resulting in a local permeability and porosity increase. Because of its high solubility, SO2 mainly remains in the brine (SO2 content lower in the CO2-rich phase than in the injected gas stream), decreasing its pH/Eh (relatively to pure CO2). Dissolved SO2 is lowly reactive with reservoir minerals.
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Goldschmidt, Aug 2017, Paris, France
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Frédéric Mathurin, Laurent André, Marc Parmentier. Simulation of the impact of SO2 co-injected with CO2 on the reservoir- rock reactivity. Goldschmidt, Aug 2017, Paris, France. 〈hal-01528902〉

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