Print Email Facebook Twitter CO2 storage capacity calculations for the Dutch subsurface Title CO2 storage capacity calculations for the Dutch subsurface Author van der Meer, L.G.H. Yavuz, F. TNO Bouw en Ondergrond Publication year 2009 Abstract Estimating the capacity of a geological formation to store CO2 is not a straightforward or simple process. Bradshaw  has recently listed various estimations for both regional and global CO2 storage capacity. The estimations were quoted as "very large" with ranges for the estimates in the order of 100 s to 10,000 s Gt of CO2. Clearly this work shows the lack of definitions, rules and general practices in calculating CO2 storage potential. In earlier studies TNO has strongly emphasised the need for a more uniform and standard method to calculate the storage potential of any subsurface location, either a partial or empty hydrocarbon field or aquifer. TNO prefers to consider in any storage capacity calculation the inclusion of a concept of total affect space, i.e. all space that has its state or qualities changed by the storage operation over the total storage time. Furthermore, we will have to consider the injectivity of the selected injection location and the pressure and fluid conductivity of the total affected storage space. In addition, the intended free CO2 storage location will need to have enough storage space or enough sealing capacity to contain the CO2 for at least 10,000 years and prevent it from migrating to the surface. TNO has developed a method (van der Meer, ) which has been used for calculating of the maximum storage volume in the Netherlands. The method is based on the affected space and maximum pressurisation. The storage potential is further based on injectivity and finally the storage efficiency of the geological trap. The results of this work are compared with previous estimations. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Subject GeosciencesCapacity CalculationsCarbon DioxideGeological StorageCapacity CalculationsFluid conductivityGeological formationGeological StorageGlobal COHydrocarbon fieldsInjectivityNetherlandsStandard methodStorage capacityStorage efficiencyStorage locationStorage operationsStorage potentialStorage spacesStorage timeStorage volumesAquifersCarbon dioxideHydrocarbonsEstimation To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:87547f22-22d8-4115-982c-026074e79646 TNO identifier 241371 ISSN 1876-6102 Source Energy Procedia, 1 (1), 2615-2622 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.