Predicting Trapping Indices in CO2 Sequestration: A Data-Driven Machine Learning Approach for Coupled Chemo-Hydro-Mechanical Models in Deep Saline Aquifers

Zeeshan Tariq, Bicheng Yan, Shuyu Sun

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Abstract

Storing carbon dioxide (CO2) in deep geological formations, such as saline aquifers and depleted oil and gas reservoirs, through Geological Carbon Sequestration (GCS) offers tremendous potential for large-scale CO2 storage. To gain a better understanding of how CO2 is trapped in saline aquifers, it is important to create robust and speedy tools for assessing CO2 trapping efficiency. Therefore, this study focuses on using machine learning techniques to predict the efficiency of CO2 trapping in deep saline formations as part of GCS. The methodology involves simulating the CO2 trapping mechanisms using a physics-based numerical reservoir simulator and creating a dataset based on uncertainty variables. The study used a numerical reservoir simulator to simulate CO2 trapping mechanisms over 170 years, with uncertainty variables like petrophysical properties, reservoir physical parameters, and operational decision parameters being utilized to create a large dataset for training, testing, and validation. 722 reservoir simulations were performed and the results of residual trapping, mineral trapping, solubility trapping, and cumulative CO2 injection were analyzed. A deep neural network was applied to predict the CO2 trapping efficiency. The results showed that the deep neural network model can predict the trapping indices with a coefficient of determination above 0.95 and average absolute percentage error below 5%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication57th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium
PublisherAmerican Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA)
ISBN (Electronic)9780979497582
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event57th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2023Jun 28 2023

Publication series

Name57th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium

Conference

Conference57th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period06/25/2306/28/23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geophysics

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