Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorCavanagh, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorBlunt, Martin
dc.contributor.authorHaszeldine, R Stuart
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-08T09:45:50Z
dc.date.available2016-03-08T09:45:50Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/15683
dc.descriptionThe proposition by Economides and Ehlig-Economides (E&E) in 2009 and 2010 that geological storage of CO2 is 'not feasible at any cost' deserves to be examined closely, as this is counter to the view expressed in the overwhelming majority of geological and engineering publications (e.g. IPCC, 2005; IEAGHG, 2009; Qi et al., 2009). The E&E papers misrepresent this work and suggest that: 1) CO2 cannot be stored in reservoirs that have a surface outcrop; 2) CO2 storage capacity in reservoirs without outcrops has been over-estimated and 3) the potential for CO2 storage in the deep subsurface is miniscule. We take issue with each of these, discussed in turn below. We also 4) review the evidence to date, which contradicts the Economides' analysis, and 5) describe common pressure management strategies that demonstrate a more realistic and rational assessment of the experience of CO2 injection to date. We conclude that large- scale geological CO2 storage is feasible.en
dc.description.abstractThe proposition by Economides and Ehlig-Economides (E&E) in 2009 and 2010 that geological storage of CO2 is 'not feasible at any cost' deserves to be examined closely, as this is counter to the view expressed in the overwhelming majority of geological and engineering publications (e.g. IPCC, 2005; IEAGHG, 2009; Qi et al., 2009). The E&E papers misrepresent this work and suggest that: 1) CO2 cannot be stored in reservoirs that have a surface outcrop; 2) CO2 storage capacity in reservoirs without outcrops has been over-estimated and 3) the potential for CO2 storage in the deep subsurface is miniscule. We take issue with each of these, discussed in turn below. We also 4) review the evidence to date, which contradicts the Economides' analysis, and 5) describe common pressure management strategies that demonstrate a more realistic and rational assessment of the experience of CO2 injection to date. We conclude that large- scale geological CO2 storage is feasible.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherScottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS)en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWP SCCS 2010-05en
dc.subjectCarbon Capture and Storageen
dc.subjectCCSen
dc.subjecteconomidesen
dc.subjectehlig-economidesen
dc.titleFormal response to Economides, CO₂ storage is feasibleen
dc.typeWorking Paperen


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record