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  • Kun Sang LeeEmail author
  • Jinhyung Cho
  • Ji Ho Lee
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Abstract

A number of methods have been developed for reducing CO2 emission over the last decades. Among them, interest in coupled CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and carbon capture and storage (CCS) has increased because of its simultaneous consideration of business and climate change mitigation. When only CCS is applied into a deep saline aquifer, the consideration of two-phase (gas/water) system is enough to evaluate the CCS performance. However, for CO2 injection into a mature oil reservoir for CCS and EOR, the three-phase (oil/water/gas) system should be considered. Since the injected CO2 contacts and changes the composition and properties of oil causing asphaltene precipitation, four-phase (oil/water/gas/solid) system modeling is necessary for more precise prediction on the CCS and EOR performances. In this chapter, the various factors such as minimum miscibility pressure (MMP) and injection schemes and main mechanisms for CO2 EOR are introduced briefly. It also explains the present status of coupled CCS and CO2 EOR as a technology of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) and asphaltene precipitation which affects its performance. Details of the technology will be explained in the following chapters.

Keywords

CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) Carbon capture Utilization And storage (CCUS) Asphaltene 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth Resources and Environmental EngineeringHanyang UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)
  2. 2.Department of Earth Resources and Environmental EngineeringHanyang UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)
  3. 3.E&P Technology CenterKorea National Oil CorporationUlsanKorea (Republic of)

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