Effects of aqueous solubility and diffusion of multi-components on shale reservoir recovery during CO2 EOR

Ji Ho Lee, Kun Sang Lee

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate effects of aqueous solubility and aqueous phase molecular diffusion of gaseous components when CO2 Huff and Puff process is applied into shale reservoirs. The gaseous components of CO2 and CH4 have solubility in water. In addition, flow of the CO2 and CH4 in shale reservoir is also affected by aqueous phase molecular diffusion phenemonon. Therefore, this study simulates CO2 Huff and Puff in shale gas-condensate and shale oil reservoirs considering the aqueous solubility and aqueous phase molecular diffusion of CO2 and CH4. The aqueous solubility during CO2 Huff and Puff increases the CO2 storage capacity in shale reservoirs, but provides negligible change on production. However, aqueous phase diffusion phenomenon of CO2 increases contacting area between CO2 and oil in matrix and enhances the production of CO2 Huff and Puff in shale oil reservoir. To be significant in the simulations of CO2 Huff and Puff, considering mechanisms of aqueous solubility and aqueous phase molecular diffusion is necessary in shale reservoirs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Argentina Exploration and Production of Unconventional Resources Symposium 2018
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers
ISBN (Print)9781613996133
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
EventSPE Argentina Exploration and Production of Unconventional Resources Symposium 2018 - Neuquen, Argentina
Duration: 2018 Aug 142018 Aug 16

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OtherSPE Argentina Exploration and Production of Unconventional Resources Symposium 2018
CountryArgentina
CityNeuquen
Period18/08/1418/08/16

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Lee, J. H., & Lee, K. S. (2018). Effects of aqueous solubility and diffusion of multi-components on shale reservoir recovery during CO2 EOR. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Argentina Exploration and Production of Unconventional Resources Symposium 2018 Society of Petroleum Engineers.