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Estimation of the CO2 storage capacity of the structural traps in the southern Jeju Basin, offshore southern Korea, northern East China Sea

Published on Sep 1, 2012in Geosciences Journal1.49
· DOI :10.1007/s12303-012-0026-3
Gwang H. Lee9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Pukyong National University),
Bumsuk Lee2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Pukyong National University)
+ 4 AuthorsHai-Soo Yoo4
Estimated H-index: 4
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We analyzed 2-D seismic and well-log data from the southern Jeju Basin, offshore southern Korea, northern East China Sea to estimate the CO2 storage capacity of the structural traps in the area. Sand intervals with >10-m gross thickness were identified from the gamma-ray logs and their porosity was estimated from the neutron logs corrected for the shale effect. A total of 14 structural closures was delineated from the depth-converted maps of the sand intervals. Seismic inversion and multi-attribute transform were performed to predict the reservoir quality (i.e., porosity) of the closures away from the well control. The total storage capacity of the closures was estimated from the deterministic, volumetric method, based on the published storage efficiency parameters. The estimated CO2 storage capacity for the 14 closures is about 302 Mt, comparable to the CO2 emission (ca. 530 Mt) of Korea in 2009.
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Published on Feb 28, 2012
Yulee Kim1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Keumsuk Lee7
Estimated H-index: 7
+ 3 AuthorsMyong-Ho Park9
Estimated H-index: 9
A theoretical storage capacity is estimated on the southwestern continental shelf margin of Ulleung Basin, offshore Korea using 2D/3D multi-channel seismic and wellbore data acquired in the area over the two decades since the late 1980s. For the first time in Korea, the present study applies an efficiency factor to the capacity calculation, together with the other required parameters. For possible storage volume estimation of the study area, we interpreted the seismic data in the Gorae area from...
Published on Feb 1, 2012in Tectonophysics2.76
Ayse Gungor1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Pukyong National University),
Gwang H. Lee9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Pukyong National University)
+ 4 AuthorsDon Sunwoo1
Estimated H-index: 1
Abstract Analysis of regional multi-channel seismic data from the northern Okinawa Trough and adjacent shelf provides some important constraints on the structural development of the area. The sedimentary strata in the northern East China Sea shelf basin, separated from the Okinawa Trough by the Taiwan–Sinzi belt, are affected by the Miocene compressional tectonism and truncated by the Late Miocene unconformity. In contrast, those in the western margin of the northern Okinawa Trough are cut by nu...
Published on Mar 11, 2010
L. Basava-Reddi1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Charles D. Gorecki11
Estimated H-index: 11
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Neil Wildgust1
Estimated H-index: 1
The aim of this study was to define a series of storage coefficients, which can be applied to regional calculations to provide more realistic estimates. Coefficients were considered and derived principally for Deep Saline Formations (DSF), reflecting the large storage potential but associated inherent complexity and uncertainty. The study has successfully built upon earlier work by both the CSLF and US DOE, confirming the similarities of the two methodologies and more importantly, establishing a...
Published on Feb 1, 2010in Marine and Petroleum Geology3.54
Young Jae Shinn7
Estimated H-index: 7
(SNU: Seoul National University),
Sung Kwun Chough31
Estimated H-index: 31
(SNU: Seoul National University),
In Gul Hwang4
Estimated H-index: 4
Abstract This study analyzes the structural development of the Gunsan Basin in the central Yellow Sea, based on multi-channel seismic reflection profiles and exploratory well data. The basin comprises three depressions (the western, central, and eastern subbasins) filled with a thick (ca. 6000 m) Cretaceous to Paleogene nonmarine succession. It was initiated in the early Cretaceous due to intracontinental extension caused by oblique subduction of the Izanagi plate under the Eurasian plate and si...
Published on May 1, 2009in International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control3.23
Andreas Kopp6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Stuttgart),
Holger Class23
Estimated H-index: 23
(University of Stuttgart),
Rainer Helmig35
Estimated H-index: 35
(University of Stuttgart)
Abstract The CO 2 storage capacity of geological reservoirs is of great interest for the selection of potential storage sites in carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects. A detailed analysis essentially requires a thorough understanding of the interaction of forces acting within the system. By defining characteristic quantities for length, time, pressure and velocity, the governing multiphase flow equations can be non-dimensionalised. This allows for the definition of physically sound dimension...
Published on Mar 1, 2009in International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control3.23
Jens T. Birkholzer35
Estimated H-index: 35
(LBNL: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory),
Quanlin Zhou23
Estimated H-index: 23
(LBNL: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory),
Chin-Fu Tsang43
Estimated H-index: 43
(LBNL: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Abstract Large volumes of CO 2 captured from carbon emitters (such as coal-fired power plants) may be stored in deep saline aquifers as a means of mitigating climate change. Storing these additional fluids may cause pressure changes and displacement of native brines, affecting subsurface volumes that can be significantly larger than the CO 2 plume itself. This study aimed at determining the three-dimensional region of influence during/after injection of CO 2 and evaluating the possible implicati...
Published on Apr 1, 2008in Geophysics2.79
Bert van der Meer1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Paul J. P. Egberts1
Estimated H-index: 1
Often we need to know how much CO2 we can store in a certain underground space, or how much such space we need to store a given amount of CO2. In a recent attempt (Bradshaw et al., 2006) to list various regional and global estimates of CO2 storage capacity (Figure 1), the estimates reported are often quoted as "very large" with ranges in the order of 100 to 10 000 Gt of CO2. It is clear that there is a lack of definitions, rules, and general procedures for calculating storage potentials. The cal...
Published on Jan 1, 2008in Geophysics2.79
Bert van der Meer1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Paul J. P. Egberts1
Estimated H-index: 1
Published on Oct 1, 2007in International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control3.23
Stefan Bachu49
Estimated H-index: 49
(Alberta Energy),
Didier Bonijoly2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 4 AuthorsOdd Magne Mathiassen3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Norwegian Petroleum Directorate)
Abstract Implementation of CO 2 capture and geological storage (CCGS) technology at the scale needed to achieve a significant and meaningful reduction in CO 2 emissions requires knowledge of the available CO 2 storage capacity. CO 2 storage capacity assessments may be conducted at various scales—in decreasing order of size and increasing order of resolution: country, basin, regional, local and site-specific. Estimation of the CO 2 storage capacity in depleted oil and gas reservoirs is straightfo...
Published on Feb 1, 2006in AAPG Bulletin2.68
Gwang H. Lee2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Pukyong National University),
Booyong Kim1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Korea National Oil Corporation)
+ 1 AuthorsDon Sunwoo1
Estimated H-index: 1
Analysis of multichannel seismic reflection profiles reveals that the northern East China Sea shelf basin experienced two phases of rifting, followed by regional subsidence. The initial rifting in the Late Cretaceous created a series of grabens and half grabens, filled by alluvial and fluviolacustrine deposits. Regional uplift and folding (Yuquan movement) in the late Eocene–early Oligocene terminated the initial rifting. Rifting resumed in the early Oligocene, while alluvial and fluviolacustrin...
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Published on Apr 1, 2016in Geosciences Journal1.49
Shanghai Du3
Estimated H-index: 3
(BNU: Beijing Normal University),
Xiaosi Su8
Estimated H-index: 8
(JLU: Jilin University),
Wei Xu5
Estimated H-index: 5
(JLU: Jilin University)
Enhanced oil recovery through carbon dioxide injection (CO2-EOR) data has made it possible to estimate the CO2 geological storage in the oilfields of the Songliao Basin, northeastern China. The storage capacity of CO2 in oilfields was determined and the results show that the theoretical storage capacity of CO2 in the oilfields of the Songliao Basin is 2.36 × 109 t, and the effective storage capacity is 0.59 × 109 t with an effective coefficient of 0.25. Among the tectonic units, the central down...
Published on Oct 1, 2014in Environmental Progress
Umer Zahid7
Estimated H-index: 7
(SNU: Seoul National University),
Ung Lee12
Estimated H-index: 12
(SNU: Seoul National University)
+ 2 AuthorsChonghun Han22
Estimated H-index: 22
(SNU: Seoul National University)
The continuous rise of CO2 emissions is a major cause of global climate change. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is widely seen as a practical technology for reducing CO2 emissions. CCS mainly consists of capturing CO2 from large emitting sources and its transportation to a sequestration site where it can be stored safely for a long period of time. The average CO2 emission growth rate of Korea is 1.0% which is the second highest among the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (O...
Published on Apr 1, 2014in International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control3.23
Gwang H. Lee9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Pukyong National University),
Bumsuk Lee2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Pukyong National University)
+ 2 AuthorsMyong-Ho Park9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Korea National Oil Corporation)
Abstract We estimated the storage capacity for geological CO 2 sequestration of the Jeju Basin off southern Korea, northern East China Sea using the storage efficiency and a deterministic, volumetric method. We analyzed seismic and well-log data to get the geological parameters and used the storage efficiency parameters for deep saline, nonmarine sediments in open systems. The time interval of the basin fill from 1.2 to 2.8 s two-way traveltime was selected for the depth zone for CO 2 storage. T...
Published on Aug 1, 2013in Greenhouse Gases-Science and Technology1.69
Xiaosi Su1
Estimated H-index: 1
(JLU: Jilin University),
Wei Xu5
Estimated H-index: 5
(JLU: Jilin University),
Shanghai Du5
Estimated H-index: 5
(JLU: Jilin University)
Geological storage of CO 2 in deep saline aquifers has become one of the most important methods of reducing the emission of anthropogenic greenhouse gas into the atmosphere. The assessment of potential CO 2 storage capacity is an important part of geological storage design. In this study, the potential CO 2 storage capacity in the deep saline aquifers of the Songliao Basin – a large sedimentary basin in northeastern China – was assessed on a basin scale. The study results showed that: (1) deep s...
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