BRGM, IFP form research partnership

BRGM and IFP have signed a research partnership agreement for the development of software tools dedicated to the study, dimensioning, and monitoring of geological CO2 storage facilities.

Offshore staff

PARIS -- BRGM and IFP have signed a research partnership agreement for the development of software tools dedicated to the study, dimensioning, and monitoring of geological CO2 storage facilities.

IFP brings its expertise in the field of basin modeling and reservoir engineering, applied in its COORES model that takes into account multiple scales of time and space, from the rock element to the storage site and the sedimentary basin.

COORES can be used to simulate the various storage solutions under consideration and their evolution over long periods of time. It can also be used to model multiphase reactive flows, together with their geomechanical impact on the constituent and surrounding elements of the storage facility: well, cap rocks, and faults

BRGM has developed thermodynamic and kinetic databases on fluids and minerals, as well as the SCALESIM software used to simulate water-gas-mineral chemical interactions for complex geochemical systems at high salinity levels.

The R&D partnership agreement between BRGM and IFP is designed to meet the challenges associated with the implementation of CO2 storage solutions, and the medium to long-term security of storage.

01/07/2009

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