Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

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[JJ] Evening Poster

H (Human Geosciences) » H-SC Social Earth Sciences & Civil/Urban System Sciences

[H-SC05] CCUS (Carbon Dioxide Capture, Utilization, and Storage) for Climate Mitigation

Wed. May 23, 2018 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Masao Sorai(Institute for Geo-Resources and Environment, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Ziqiu Xue(Research Institute of Innovative Tech for the Earth), Masaatsu Aichi(東京大学大学院新領域創成科学研究科)

[HSC05-P03] Detection CO2 flooding by optical fiber; Example of a long core specimen

*Hyuck Park1, LANLAN JIANG1, Yi Zhang1, Tamotsu Kiyama1, Ziqiu Xue1 (1.Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth)

Keywords:Optical fiber measurement, X-ray CT, CO2 flooding, CO2 saturation

We challenged the detection of CO2 by optical fiber in a laboratory experiment using porous sandstone. We also observed the fluid movement in the specimen by performing CT image analysis at the same time. It is possible to obtain the specimen porosity and fluid saturation process by using CT image analysis. Berea sandstone (diameter: 34.85mm, length: 288mm) was used in this study. Porosity of specimen determined by X-ray CT imaging is 19.70%. This specimen has thin layers parallel to the specimen axis, and the permeability is about 130 mD. The experiment was conducted under the pressure and temperature conditions that simulate underground environments; pore pressure: 10MPa, temperature: 40 degrees Celsius. The confining pressure selected in this study is 15MPa. The specimen was first saturated with KI aqueous solution (11.5 wt%). For the CO2 flooding, we maintained the upstream CO2 injection rate at 0.05 mL/min. The CO2 flooding was carried out until the total fluid injection reaches about 3PV (pore volume). Optical fiber measurement and X-ray CT imaging were performed in all experimental steps. Figure shows the detection results of CO2 in optical fiber measurement and X-ray CT imaging. According to the results, the movement of CO2 detected by optical fiber measurement is in good agreement with that obtained by X-ray CT. This suggests that optical fiber measurement is effective for detecting the movement of CO2 in the rock.