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SPE WA Lecture Series-Reservoir Performance of Disposed Carbon Dioxide in Saline Formations: Impact of Heterogeneity and Dip

November 24, 2015 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm



Potential saline formation targets for carbon dioxide disposal must meet containment criteria for project success. In the selection process, detailed reservoir characterisation of these formations should be undertaken to understand the impact of formation heterogeneity on containment of injected carbon dioxide. A reservoir simulation study was conducted to evaluate the impact of varying net-to-gross, shale barrier length and formation dip on the subsurface behaviour of injected carbon dioxide in a hypothetical marine sand reservoir model. The study results showed that formation heterogeneity has a significant impact on the behaviour of the injected plume and can improve containment of injected carbon dioxide.

Biography of the Speaker:

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Matthew Flett has a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) with Honours and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Adelaide, and a Professional Doctorate in Petroleum Engineering from Curtin University. Matthew has been a board member for SPE WA Section since 2009, being the section chair during the 2014/15 term. Matthew joined Chevron Australia in 2003 and is currently a Senior Reservoir Engineer for the Wheatstone Project. Matthew’s presentation is derived solely from his doctoral thesis.


November 24, 2015
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm


Abbas Khaksar
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Mia Yellagonga (Woodside)
11 Mount St
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia
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