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Evaluation of potential sedimentary basins in Malaysia for carbon | 31429
Journal of Pollution Effects & Control

Journal of Pollution Effects & Control
Open Access

ISSN: 2375-4397

+44 1223 790975

Evaluation of potential sedimentary basins in Malaysia for carbon dioxide sequestration


International Conference on Pollution Control & Sustainable Environment

April 25-26, 2016 Dubai, UAE

Radzuan Junin and Dayang Zulaika Abang Hasbollah

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Pollut Eff Cont

Abstract :

The increasing amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere recently has become one of the discussed topics in relation with World��?s concern on climate change. As Malaysia is one of the main oil-producing countries, it is vital to consider the management of disposal and storage of carbon dioxide, the result of petroleum production. This paper presents workflow and method of evaluating the potential storage sites suitability for carbon dioxide sequestration in sedimentary basins of Malaysia. The carbon dioxide storage capacity in saline formation assessment is conducted based on the method for quick assessment of carbon dioxide storage capacity in closed and semi closed saline formations modified to suit the geology setting of Malaysia. This quick method is based on the fact that an equivalent volume of native brine displaced by the cumulative injected carbon dioxide occupies additional pore volume within the storage formation and the seals. This method is designed to provide storage capacity estimation at early stages of site selection and characterization, when quick assessment of multiple sites selection and characterization data is sparse. Then the data is compiled using GIS-based evaluation tools to provide the potential storage sites for carbon dioxide sequestration in Malaysia. This study concentrated on the assessment of major sedimentary basins in Malaysia both onshore and offshore where potential geological formations which carbon dioxide could be stored exist below 800 meters and where suitable sealing formations are present.

Biography :

Email: r-razuan@utm.my

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