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Mineral Reactions in the Geological Underground Induced by H2 and CO2 Injections


The R&D project H2STORE is part of the German program to reduce environmental pollution by energy production and in saving fossil natural resources. Thereby physico-chemical processes in the CO2-H2 system by organic and inorganic reactions receive increasing attention. In H2STORE siliciclastic reservoirs and their caprocks from 25 well sites in Germany and Austria are investigated by different analytical methods before and after H2/CO2 batch experiments under sample specific reservoir conditions (p, T, XFluid). Mineral dissolution, precipitation and their impact on reservoir quality (poro-perm, fluid pathways) and on the generation of methane by microbial metabolism triggered by CO2/H2 exposure are studied.

Funding source: H2STORE is part of the research and development program “Energiespeicher“ and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) - grant –Nos. 03SF0434A – FSU Jena, 03SF0434B – GFZ Postdam, 03SF0434C – TU Clausthal. We thank E.on Gas Storage GmbH, GDF SUEZ E&P DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, RohölϋAufsuchungs Aktiengesellschaft (RAG)ϋAustria and RWE Gasspeicher GmbH for support and sample supply.
Countries: Germany

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