Versatile subsurface storage for future energy systems
Convener: Johannes Miocic | Co-conveners: Benjamin Emmel, Niklas Heinemann, Qi Li, Anja Sundal
| Attendance Tue, 05 May, 08:30–12:30 (CEST)

Storage of energy and carbon dioxide in subsurface geological formations has been identified as key for future systems relying on renewable, zero carbon power and heat generation. All subsurface storage systems rely on the properties and integrity of the reservoir and its confining units under thermal, mechanical, hydraulic and chemical stress. Natural analogues have provided evidence for the feasibility of long-term containment of methane and carbon dioxide in geological formations and may offer similar insights for energy and heat storage.

This session addresses storage of fluids in geological systems at all scales, from laboratory experiments to full-scale storage projects. Individual studies, initiatives and active projects integrating elements of the storage chain are invited as well as field projects focused on geological storage. Managed aquifer recharge is also within focus if the stored water is used in an energy context.

Relevant topics include but are not limited to:
• Regional and local characterization of storage formations and their behaviour during injection and storage, including long-term response
• Identification and determination of key site parameters for energy storage, mechanisms for trapping and recovery efficiency
• Characterization of reservoir and cap-rocks and their fluid-flow properties with respect to hydrogen and carbon dioxide
• Evaluation of available infrastructure and injection strategies
• Geophysical and geochemical monitoring for safe and cost-efficient storage
• Coupling of different types of energy storage in a carbon neutral energy system
• Heat storage systems.
• Energy and carbon storage scenarios as pathways for a low carbon future
• Public perception of energy and carbon storage

Suitable contributions can address, but are not limited to:
• Field testing and experimental approaches aimed at characterizing the site, its key characteristics and the behaviour of the injected fluid.
• Studies of natural analogue sites and lessons learnt from them for site characterisation and monitoring techniques.
• Laboratory experiments investigating fluid-rock-interactions and potential issues arising from these
• Numerical modelling of injectivity, fluid migration, trapping efficiency and pressure response. Simulations of geochemical reactions, for evaluation of long-term mineralization potential.

Public information:
Please note that the live chat discussion will be in the following order, with each display being allocated 8 minutes of chat time. During each time slot the authors will introduce their work with some prepared lines. After this a discussion can take place. Note that we have to stop the discussion after the allocated time frame – ongoing discussions should be postponed until after the chat time.
We have created Skype group calls which are online after the chat time (from 12.30 onwards) were you will have the chance to continue your chat.

CO2 Storage (Skype chat from 12:30

08:30 D996 Weiqing Chen, Salaheldin Mahmoud Elkatatny, Mobeen Murtaza, and Ahmed Abdulhamid Mahmoud Effect of Micro-MgO-based Expanding Agent on Rheological and UCS Properties of Well Cement at Early Age

08:38 D992 Liwei Zhang, Yan Wang, Manguang Gan, Sinan Liu, and Xiaochun Li Investigation on wellbore cement degradation under geologic CO2 storage conditions by micro-CT scanning and 3D image reconstruction

08:46 D981 Quinn C. Wenning, Antonio P. Rinaldi, Alba Zappone, Melchior Grab, Clement Roques, Ulrich W. Webber, Madalina Jaggi, Stefano M. Bernasconi, Yves Guglielmi, Matthias Brennwald, Rolf Kipfer, Claudio Madonna, Anne Obermann, Christophe Nussbaum, and Stefan Wiemer Fault hydromechanical characterization and CO2-saturated water injection at the CS-D experiment (Mont Terri Rock Laboratory)

08:54 D980 Christopher Yeates, Cornelia Schmidt-Hattenberger, and David Bruhn Potential CO2 Networks for Carbon Storage in a German Net-Zero Emission Landscape

09:02 D978 Bastien Dupuy, Anouar Romdhane, and Peder Eliasson Quantitative CO2 monitoring workflow

09:10 D977 Aliakbar Hassanpouryouzband, Katriona Edlmann, Jinhai Yang, Bahman Tohidi, and Evgeny Chuvilin CO2 Capture and Storage from Flue Gas Using Novel Gas Hydrate-Based Technologies and Their Associated Impacts

09:18 D976 Anélia Petit, Adrian Cerepi, Corinne Loisy, Olivier Le Roux, Léna Rossi, Pierre Chiquet, Audrey Estublier, Julien Gance, Bruno Garcia, Lisa Gauchet, Benoit Hautefeuille, Bernard Lavielle, Laura Luu Van Lang, Sonia Noirez, Benoit Texier, Pierre Bachaud, and Sarah Bouquet Aquifer-CO2 Leak project: Physicochemical characterization of the CO2 leakage impact on a carbonate shallow freshwater aquifer

09:26 D1015 Ulrich Wolfgang Weber, Katja Heeschen, Martin Zimmer, Martin Raphaug, Klaus Hagby, Cathrine Ringstad, and Anja Sundal Tracer Design and Gas Monitoring of a CO2 Injection Experiment at the ECCSEL CO2 Field Lab, Svelvik, Norway

09:34 D1013 Yerdaulet Abuov and Woojin Lee CO2 storage capacity of Kazakhstan

09:42 D1012 Nurlan Seisenbayev, Yerdaulet Abuov, Zhanat Tolenbekova, and Woojin Lee Assessment of CO2-EOR and its geo-storage potential in oil reservoirs of Precaspian basin, Kazakhstan

09:50 D1007 Ryan L Payton, Mark Fellgett, Andrew Kingdon, Brett Clark, and Saswata Hier-Majumder Pore Scale Analysis of Suitability for Geological Carbon Storage, Implications for the UK Geoenergy Observatories Project

09:58 D1000 Tobias Raab, Wolfgang Weinzierl, Dennis Rippe, Bernd Wiese, and Cornelia Schmidt-Hattenberger Electrical Resistivity Tomography Concept for CO2 Injection Monitoring at the Svelvik CO2 Field Lab

10:06 D979 Zhijie Yang, Zhenxue Dai, Tianfu Xu, Fugang Wang, and Sida Jia Effects of Dip-angle on the CO2-Enhanced Water Recovery Efficiency and Reservoir Pressure Control Strategies

H2 Storage and gas storage (Skype chat from 12:30

10:20 D983 Katriona Edlmann, Niklas Heinemann, Leslie Mabon, Julien Mouli-Castillo, Ali Hassanpouryouzband, Ian Butler, Eike Thaysen, Mark Wilkinson, and Stuart Haszeldine Seasonal storage of hydrogen in porous formations

10:28 D1006 Christopher J. McMahon, Jennifer J. Roberts, Gareth Johnson, Zoe K. Shipton, and Katriona Edlmann Geological Storage of Hydrogen: Learning from natural analogues

10:36 D993 Jonathan Scafidi, Mark Wilkinson, Stuart Gilfillan, and Niklas Heinemann Hydrogen storage in porous rocks: the storage capacity of the UK continental shelf

10:44 D1008 Juan Alcalde, Niklas Heinemann, Michelle Bentham, Cornelia Schmidt-Hattenberger, and Johannes Miocic Hydrogen storage in porous media: learnings from analogue storage experiences and knowledge gaps

10:52 D984 Elodie Lacroix, Stéphane Lafortune, Philippe De Donato, Philippe Gombert, Zbigniew Pokryszka, Francis Adélise, Marie-Camille Caumon, Odile Barrès, and Sanka Rupasinghe Development of monitoring tools in soil and aquifer for underground H2 storages and assessment of environmental impacts through an in-situ leakage simulation

11:00 D982 Richard Schultz and David Evans State-by-state comparison of off-normal occurrence frequencies for US underground natural gas storage facilities

Geothermal & heat storage (Skype chat from 12:30

11:15 D986 Hanne Dahl Holmslykke, Claus Kjøller, Rikke Weibel, and Ida Lykke Fabricius Laboratory and modelling investigations of potential geochemical reactions upon seasonal heat storage in Danish geothermal reservoirs

11:23 D985 Kai Stricker, Jens Grimmer, Joerg Meixner, Ali Dashti, Robert Egert, Maziar Gholamikorzani, Katharina Schaetzler, Eva Schill, and Thomas Kohl Utilization of abandoned hydrocarbon reservoirs for deep geothermal heat storage

11:31 D991 Gabriele Bicocchi, Andrea Orlando, Giovanni Ruggieri, Daniele Borrini, Andrea Rielli, and Chiara Boschi Towards zero emission geothermal plants in the framework of the H2020 GECO project: Insights on gas re-injection in geothermal reservoir and serpentinite carbonation from batch reactor experiments

Salt research (Skype chat from 12:30
11:45 D994 Martin Zimmer and Bettina Strauch Origin and evolution of gas in salt beds of a potash mine

11:53 D997 Heike Richter, Rüdiger Giese, Axel Zirkler, and Bettina Strauch Seismic surveys at an artificially created field-test cavern within a salt pillar

12:01 D988 Tobias Baumann, Boris Kaus, Anton Popov, and Janos Urai The 3D stress state within typical salt structures

12:09 D999 Alexander H. Frank, Robert van Geldern, Anssi Myrttinen, Axel Zimmer, Martin Zimmer, Johannes A. C. Barth, and Bettina Strauch Detection of mantle CO2 in an underground salt mine via long-term and high-resolution monitoring by laser-based isotope techniques

12:17 D1001 Bettina Strauch, Martin Zimmer, and Axel Zirkler The hidden CO2 – The occurrence, distribution and composition of fluids in various salt minerals