Resarch activities in SUCCESS
The CO2 behaviour and interaction in the subsurface, from pore scale to reservoir scale, and in marine environment, has been studied by various approaches and methodologies. The activities and applied methodology in the centre include case studies, experiments, method and software development, modelling/ simulation and work flow. The scientific approach is to use theoretical considerations and numerical simulation tools to design laboratory experiments and in-situ data gathering. The participating research institutions have a wide range of state of the art laboratory facilities to conduct reservoir characterization, flooding experiments, geochemical and geomechanical testing, which are available to all consortium partners.
Field experiments of CO2 injection and monitoring is being performed at the UNIS CO2 LAB and other field pilots. The ecological impact from CO2 exposure in the marine environment (subsurface biosphere and benthic ecosystem) is studied by experiments, theoretical work, and natural analogues.
A range of characterisation methods for solids, liquids and gases are available to the partners. Also available, are a number of forward and inverse modelling tools, covering both industry standards and in-house developed ones. Several fluid flow models are in current use, as the petroleum-industry-standard Eclipse (reservoir modeling), RetrasoCodeBright (coupled geochemical-geomechanical with heat transport) and others. Analysis of the flow equations will combine analytical with numerical investigations.
A common structure of work packages (WP) has been designed for the SUCCESS centre. All work packages are important for obtaining the main objectives of SUCCESS.