EGU21-15
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-15
EGU General Assembly 2021
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Optimal Selection of Favorable Areas for CO2 Geological Storage in the Majiagou Formation in the Ordos Basin

Ping Lu1, Zunsheng Jiao2, and Lifa Zhou3
Ping Lu et al.
  • 1Northwest University, Geology, Doctoral candidate, Xi'an, China (458654916@qq.com)
  • 2University of Wyoming, Geology, PhD in Geology and Geophysics, Chief scientist, Laramie, Wyoming, USA (JJiao@uwyo.edu)
  • 3Northwest University, Geology, PhD in Geology, Xi'an, China (526112499@qq.com)

CO2 geological storage (CGS) technology is currently one of the best choices for large-scale low-cost CO2 emission reduction in the world, and the primary issue of CO2 geological storage is the optimization of the selection of favorable areas for CO2 storage. In view of the insufficient research on the optimization of favorable areas for CO2 geological storage in the Majiagou Formation in the Ordos Basin, this study aims to determine the boundaries of the CO2 geological storage area in the Ordos Basin by studying the temperature and pressure conditions, reservoir conditions, structural conditions, caprock conditions , and the salinity conditions of the formation water using a large amount of geological, drilling, geophysical and experimental laboratory data. After the regional boundary of the CO2 geological sequestration is determined, it can be optimized and CO2 geological sequestration can be conducted in the areas that have favorable reservoir conditions, are relatively close to CO2 emission sources, have a high degree of exploration, have an appropriate formation depth and have a small impact on the development of other mineral resources. The results show that (1) the areas suitable for the geological storage of CO2 in the Ordos Basin are located in the distribution area of the Majiagou Formation in the Tianhuan Depression, except for the missing areas in the central paleo-uplift. The ares to the east of the Baiyanjing-Shajingzi fault, to the north of the northern margin of the Weibei uplift, to the west of the Yellow River fault, and to the south of the Yimeng uplift are suitable for CO2 geological storage. (2) Based on the three aspects of technology, safety, and economic feasibility, it was determined that the Wushenqi-Jingbian-Yan'an karst slope area (I1) is the best CO2 geological storage area, and the Yulin-Mizhi karst basin area (I2) is a favorable area for the geological storage of CO2 in the Ordos Basin.

 

How to cite: Lu, P., Jiao, Z., and Zhou, L.: Optimal Selection of Favorable Areas for CO2 Geological Storage in the Majiagou Formation in the Ordos Basin, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-15, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-15, 2020.

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