Numerical Modeling of CCS-EOR

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


The overall objective of this chapter is to investigate the combined effects of asphaltene and CCS mechanisms on CCS-EOR performance. An integrated model for CCS-EOR with CO2 and LPG addition considering formation damages by asphaltene deposition and three-phase hysteresis have been described. For CCS-EOR in only CO2 fluid system, hysteresis effect reflects the CO2 residual trapping that occupies the pore spaces and displaces water and oil. Therefore, CCS-EOR performance can be underestimated if three-phase effect is not considered. The effects of asphaltene and three-phase hysteresis on CCS and EOR are also explained. If both three-phase hysteresis and asphaltene deposition are applied, CCS-EOR performance is changed because deposited asphaltene improves water mobility and reduces oil and gas mobility. Residual and solubility trappings can be under and overestimated for CCS, respectively, and oil recovery is overestimated for EOR without the integrative model. An integrated model for CO2-LPG WAG is developed to investigate the interacted mechanisms and the effects of LPG on CCS-EOR performance. Since LPG accelerates the asphaltene deposition, the amount of residual trapping is greater than CO2 WAG, but the solubility trapping performance is declined in spite of higher reservoir pressure due to more formation damage. Because the enhancement of residual trapping is greater than that of solubility trapping, it can be confirmed that LPG enhances both CCS and EOR performances during coupled CCS-EOR process. However, the utility of LPG application is also affected by CO2 and LPG prices, so the economic analysis should be accompanied for field practical use.


Hysteresis Residual trapping Solubility trapping CCS-EOR Asphaltene deposition 


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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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