Underground storage of carbon dioxide in depleted natural gas reservoirs and in useless aquifers

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Authors:Koide, Hitoshi; Tazaki, Yoshiyuki; Noguchi, Yoshikazu; Iijima, Masaki; Ito, Kazuitsu; Shindo, Yuji
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba, Japan
Institute of Public Health, Tokyo, Japan
Geological Survey of Japan, Japan
Kanto Natural Gas Dev. Co., Mobara, Japan
Electric Power Dev. Co., Ginza, Japan
Mitsubishi Heavy Ind., Ginza, Japan
National Chemical Laboratory for Industry, Tsukuba, Japan
Volume Title:Management of hazardous and radioactive waste disposal sites
Volume Authors:Arnould, Marcel, editor; Furuichi, Tohru; Koide, Hitoshi
Source:Engineering Geology, 34(3-4), p.175-179; 29th international congress , symposium on Management of hazardous and radioactive waste disposal sites, Kyoto, Japan, Sept. 2-3, 1992, edited by Marcel Arnould, Tohru Furuichi and Hitoshi Koide. Publisher: Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISSN: 0013-7952
Publication Date:1993
Note:In English. 3 refs.; illus., incl. 2 tables, sketch map
Summary:Depleted reservoirs of natural gas and petroleum can provide excellent traps for carbon dioxide. Deep aquifers, which are not used due to high salinity, can host larger amount of carbon dioxide under their high formation pressure than natural gas and oil reservoirs. Small fractions of aquifers in sedimentary basins in the world are enough to host about 87 gigaton-C of carbon dioxide. A preliminary technical and economical survey on the carbon dioxide injection system suggests that the energy requireDHment for carbon dioxide injection into subterranean aquifers is about 269kWh/ton-C and that the investment and operation costs for the system are 79 [dollar]/ton-C. By our preliminary cost estimation in Japan, the CO2-emission-free electricity generation may become possible with a cost increase of 35% for natural-gas-fired power stations, and of 60% for coal-fired-power station.
Subjects:Aquifers; Carbon dioxide; Gas storage; Reservoir rocks; Underground installations; Underground storage; Waste disposal
Record ID:1995010472
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from CAPCAS, Elsevier Scientific Publishers, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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