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Permedia® CO2 Software

Permedia® CO2 software is an integrated suite of high-resolution modeling tools for CO2 storage exploration, monitoring and prediction. The software addresses key aspects of CO2 storage workflows: formation storage prospecting, capacity estimation, well injectivity, formation pressurization, plume trapping, and dissolved CO2 dispersal.

Use Permedia CO2 software to:

  • Understand the origins of CO2 in a petroleum system
  • Prospect for new storage sites
  • Match storage monitoring data
  • Predict the long term fate and risks of a storage site in the post-operational phase

Developed with the support of the world's leading industrial and academic organizations pioneering CO2 storage, Permedia CO2 software works over the entire range of timescales and lengthscales applicable to CO2 storage, from prospecting and injection, to monitoring and predicting the residence of stored CO2.

The toolkit is also designed to accommodate variable data saturations, with both data-rich and data-poor regions in the same model, using the former to populate the latter with reasonable synthetic values.

 Data Sheet [PDF]

Built using Permedia high-resolution solvers

Permedia software's ability to model at extremely high resolutions and flexibility in fluid and rock property descriptions means that it can be easily applied to CO2 containment studies. One such study was described by Bunney and Cawley (2007) in which risked CO2 containment of a giant field in the UK sector of the North Sea was evaluated using a >80 million cell model. Permedia CO2 leverages already extensive technology into a powerful new platform for CO2 storage calibration and monitoring.

Research and development

The Permedia Research Group participated in the IEA GHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 storage research project, using Permedia CO2 software to aid in visualizing, monitoring and forward modeling the IEA GHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 storage site (Weyburn).

Vertically summed, injected CO2 concentrations for different top seal conditions used for quantifying storage volumes.
Risking injected CO2 migration pathways. Green = high charge frequency; red = low.
By calibrating pore volume and topseal capacity to known hydrocarbon fluid distributions, Bunney and Cawley (2007) assessed the storage capacity of this giant field for CO2 storage. The reservoir model consisted of more than 80 million gridcells. Colors represent one of the hydrocarbon distribution realizations.

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Feature - Fluid Mixing
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Poster - Modelling of CO2 injection and seismic data analysis in the Utsira formation
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Excerpt from 2007 AAPG Conference
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