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Coupled hydro-thermal-mechanical analysis for cold CO2 injection into a deep saline aquifer


Wang, H and Wang, J and Wang, X and Dou, F and Hu, B, Coupled hydro-thermal-mechanical analysis for cold CO2 injection into a deep saline aquifer, Thermal Science, 23, (S3) pp. 917-925. ISSN 0354-9836 (2019) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.2298/TSCI180511127W


This study investigated the thermal effects of thermal stress and Joule-Thomson cooling on CO2 migration in a deep saline aquifer through a hydro-thermal-mechanical model. Firstly, the temperature variation of injected CO2 was analyzed through the coupling of two-phase flow, deformation of porous medium and heat transfer with Joule-Thomson effect. Then, the effect of capillary entry pressure on CO2 plume was numerically investigated and compared. It is found that injection temperature and Joule-Thomson effect can significantly affect the distributions of CO2 mass and temperature, particularly in the upper zone near the injection well. The reduction of capillary entry pressure accelerates the upward migration of CO2 plume and increases the CO2 lateral migration distance.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:CO2 storage, two-phase flow, joule-thomson effect, thermal stress, multi-physical process
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Resources engineering and extractive metallurgy
Research Field:Petroleum and reservoir engineering
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy exploration
Objective Field:Oil and gas exploration
UTAS Author:Wang, X (Professor Xiaolin Wang)
ID Code:136411
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2019-12-18
Last Modified:2020-04-30
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