Carbon Sequestration Using the MATLAB Reservoir Simulation Toolbox (MRST)
Francesca Watson, SINTEF Digital
Modeling geological storage of carbon dioxide is characterized by scarce data, large spans in spatial and temporal scales, and delicate balances between different physical flow mechanisms. The MATLAB® Reservoir Simulation Toolbox (MRST) offers a set of simulators and workflow tools that have been specially designed to meet these challenges. The software combines results from more than a decade of academic research and development in CO2 storage modeling into a unified toolchain that is easy and intuitive to use.
You’ll see a demonstration of functionality from MRST applied to studying hypothetical carbon storage in large-scale aquifer systems from the Norwegian continental shelf. You’ll also discover tools and GUIs which can be used in a workflow from regional scale estimates to a detailed characterization of a specific storage site, including:
- Static capacity estimates
- Basic analysis of CO2 trapping mechanisms at a specific reservoir
- Interactive simulation of CO2 injection where various simulation parameters (well locations, injection rates, and boundary conditions) can be varied through a GUI
- Detailed simulation of a specific CO2 injection site
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