Open Journal of Yangtze Oil and Gas

Volume 2, Issue 2 (April 2017)

ISSN Print: 2473-1889   ISSN Online: 2473-1900

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Experimental Investigation of CO2-Water-Rock Interactions during CO2 Flooding in Carbonate Reservoir

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DOI: 10.4236/ojogas.2017.22008    879 Downloads   1,450 Views  
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Injecting CO2 into underground reservoir to displace oil is a viable means of reducing greenhouse gas emission to the atmosphere and enhancing oil recovery. To evaluate the effect of CO2-water-rock interactions on the characteristics of carbonate reservoir at high pressure, the mineralogy of calcite, the ion concentration in the reacted solution, the surface texture of calcite, the permeability of calcite after reacted with injected CO2 and deionized water was investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), inductive coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES), scanning electronic microscope (SEM), and sand-packed model at pressure of 5.0 MPa. The results show that the mineral dissolution of calcite would occur when interacting with injected CO2 and water. The mineral dissolution of calcite caused the change of surface texture of calcite and increase in Ca2+, HCO-3 ion concentration in the solution. With the increase of CO2 pressure, the surface dissolution of calcite appeared more obvious. With the increase of reaction temperature, the surface dissolution of calcite also appeared more obvious and Ca2+, HCO-3 ion concentration in the solution increased first, then decreased. The mineral dissolution of calcite caused the improvement in water permeability of calcite/quartzsand-packed model.

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Xiao, N. , Li, S. and Lin, M. (2017) Experimental Investigation of CO2-Water-Rock Interactions during CO2 Flooding in Carbonate Reservoir. Open Journal of Yangtze Oil and Gas, 2, 108-124. doi: 10.4236/ojogas.2017.22008.

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