JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

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[J] Oral

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

[H-SC07] CCUS (Carbon Dioxide Capture, Utilization, and Storage) for Climate Mitigation

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(Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, University of Tokyo), Yoshihiro Konno(The University of Tokyo)

[HSC07-07] Pilot test for microbubble CO2 injection to reservoir in oil field - results and estimation -

*Ryo Ueda1, Masanori Nakano1, Ziqiu Xue2 (1.Japan Petroleum exploration CO.,LTD., 2.Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth)

Keywords:Geological CO2 Storage, microbubble, field test

In this study we have worked toward practical use of microbubble CO2 injection technology to CCS and CCUS. We have studied the effects of microbubble CO2 injection to CO2 storage in reservoir and their mechanism through the laboratory experiments which was core flooding test and flow simulation. This year field pilot test for the estimation of microbubble injection technology was performed in a part of domestic oil field.

Sarukawa oil field in Akita, Japan was selected as test field. This field has multi-layered reservoir consisted of sand and mud stone and high heterogeneity to vertical direction. Depth of reservoir is about 900m and CO2 is supercritical in reservoir condition. Huff’n Puff method was applied to this field test. Flow rate, cumulative volume, well head and bottom hole pressure were measured during CO2 injection for 10 days and flow back (fluid production) for 7 days. From microbubble and normal CO2 injection test the application of microbubble tools and injection technology in field were estimated.

Microbubble tools were designed that it is set on the end of tubing pipe and retrievable with slick line or wire line unit and microbubble is formed in bottom hole in terms of economic efficiency and convenience in practical use and applied to this field. In this field test utility of microbubble tools, which was retrievable easily and was able to form and inject microbubble stably was evaluated.

In term of the effect of microbubble injection, Average CO2 injection rate was 2.1t/D and cumulative CO2 injection volume for 10 days was 20.1t in microbubble injection test and 0.56t/D and 5.8t in normal injection test respectively. CO2 injectivity was 0.39t/D/MPa in microbubble injection and 0.09t/D/MPa in normal injection and improvement of CO2 injectivity in microbubble injection was indicated compared with normal injection. Ratio of CO2 storage to CO2 injection volume was 80.2% in microbubble injection and 62.5% in normal injection and improvement of CO2 storage in microbubble injection was indicated.


This presentation is based on results obtained from a project commissioned by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and the New Energy the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and attributed to basic study for micro bubble CO2 injection technology by Tokyo-gas Co., Ltd. and RITE. We deeply appreciate them.