Simulation method helps combat climate change, boost energy supply


Researchers at Kyushu University developed a simulation method to predict the three-phase permeability of rock by oil, carbon dioxide, and water upon injection of high-pressure carbon dioxide for long-term carbon storage. This method should improve selection of sites in the form of spent oil reservoirs for sequestering large amounts of carbon dioxide away from the atmosphere, and increase the financial viability of this approach by simultaneously aiding recovery of oil.