CO2 Injectivity Test Proves Concept of CCUS Field Development
This paper presents a case study on injectivity tests to prove the concept of carbon capture, use, and sequestration capability, describing the design of surface and downhole testing systems, lessons learned, and recommendations.
The complete paper presents a unique case study on injectivity tests done in Saudi Arabia to prove the concept of carbon capture, use, and storage (CCUS) capability. It describes the design of surface and downhole testing systems, lessons learned, and recommendations. The injectivity tests were effective in identifying and confirming the best reservoir for CO2 injection and defining the best completion strategy. Creating injection conditions close to CCUS is vital, especially in heterogeneous carbonate reservoirs where the petrophysical correlations for the reservoir model require calibration with dynamic data.
The energy company has conducted an extensive evaluation campaign by drilling appraisal wells through multizone saline aquifer reservoirs on different sites close to potential sources of CO2 at the surface.