GSA Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, USA - 2017

Paper No. 133-1
Presentation Time: 1:30 PM


SANG, Shuxun1, LIU, Shiqi2, WANG, Wenfeng1, CAO, Liwen1, LIU, Huihu3, LIU, Changjiang4, XU, Hongjie3 and JIA, Jinlong5, (1)School of Mineral Resources and Geosciences, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, 221116, China, (2)Institute of Low Carbon Energy, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, 221008, China, (3)School of Mineral resources and Geosciences, Anhui University of Science and Technology, Huainan, 232001, China, (4)School of Earth Science and Technology, China University of Petroleum(East China), Qingdao, 266555, China, (5)Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan, 430205, China,

Under support by the key project of National Natural Science Foundation of China (41330638), an experimental simulation system and its methodology of CO2 Geological storage and CH4 Enhanced Recovery (CO2-ECBM) has been developed, experimental, numerical and physical analogue simulations and related test analyses have been further carried out with anthracite in Qinshui basin. Up to date, the following major cognitions have been achieved: mesopores (2-50 nm in aperture) play a major role in pore connectivity of anthracite reservoirs, particularly of which shrinkage-induced pores are first discovered and constitute the primary nano-scale interconnected pores; gas flow pattern was determined by pressure and size of pores and fractures, and slipstream and Knudsen diffusion effect in the micropores and mesopores increases rapidly with decrease of pressure; temperature and crustal stress are important factors affecting displacement efficiency of CO2 injection into deep coal seam, and the efficiency becomes lower dependent of deeper depth since crustal stress affection is more dominant; ScCO2 takes exogenous fractures and their successive fracs in coal as preferential path to migrate, and the exogenous fractures developing degree and connectivity determine injection effect of ScCO2; geochemical reaction between ScCO2 and coal under formation conditions plays a positive role in modifying coal reservoir structure due to dissolution of carbonate and clay minerals as well as organic matter in coal; volumetric strain induced by ScCO2 adsorption is the primary cause of permeability and injectivity reduction of coal seam, and the volumetric strain of anthracite has a positive linear correlation with the absolute adsorption capacity of CO2 and the reduction can be recoverable by injecting N2 to displace ScCO2 in coal; coal absolute adsorption capacity with ScCO2 increases first gradually and then sharply dependent of dsorption equilibrium pressure, which implies that the absolute adsorption capacity and storage capacity of CO2 can significantly increase with increasing of burial depth.The above results have preliminarily verified effectiveness of CO2-ECBM with anthracite in Qinshui basin, and can provide positive theoretical evidences for engineering implementation of CO2-ECBM with anthracite.