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The Water, Energy and Carbon Sequestration Model (WECSsim): A Collaborative Systems Model

The Water, Energy and Carbon Sequestration Model (WECSsim) is an integrated assessment software tool developed to calculate the potential performance, location and cost characteristics with a national CO2 storage program utilizing geologic saline formations. Users can run power-plant specific scenarios to capture and store CO2 emissions while incorporating the additional value of extracting, treating and utilizing the saline waters.

Journal Publications

Conference Proceedings, Papers

Project Deliverables, Reports

Presentations

  • Kobos, P.H., Klise, G.T., Roach, J.D. and J.E. Heath, 2013, “Parametric Analysis of Technology and Systems Tradeoffs for CO2 in Saline Formations,” 32nd USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, SAND2013-5525C, Anchorage, AK, July 28-31, 2013.
  • Kobos, P.H., Roach, J.D., Heath, J.E. and G.T. Klise, 2012, A CO2 Supply Curve for the United States:  Addressing Cost, Scale Up and Geologic Uncertainties, 31st USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, SAND2012-9206C, Austin, TX, November 4 – 7, 2012.
  • Roach, J.D., Heath, J.E., McKenna, S.A., Dewers, T.A., Gutierrez, K.A. and P.H. Kobos, “The Impact of Geologic Heterogeneity on CO2 Injection with Simultaneous Brine Extraction and Economic Uncertainty for Large-Scale CO2 Sequestration,” American Geophysical Union Meeting, SAND2011-9083C, San Francisco, CA, December 5 – 9, 2011.
  • Kobos, P.H., Roach, J.D., Heath, J.E., Dewers, T.A., McKenna, S.A., Klise, G.T., Krumhansl, J.L., Borns, D.J., Gutierrez, K.A. and A. McNemar, “Economic Uncertainty in Subsurface CO2 Storage: Geological Injection Limits and Consequences for Carbon Management Costs,” 30th USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, SAND2011-7325C, Washington, D.C., October 9 – 12, 2011.
  • Kobos, P.H., Roach, J.D., Klise, G.T., Krumhansl, J.L., Heath, J.E., Dewers, T.A., Borns, D.J., McNemar, A. and M.A. Cappelle, “Expanding the Potential for Saline Formations: Modeling Carbon Dioxide Storage, Water Extraction and Treatment for Power Plant Cooling.” 10th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, DOE/NETL, SAND2011-2756C, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2 − 5, 2011.
  • Kobos, P.H., Heath, J.E., Dewers, T., Roach, J.D. and G.T. Klise, “Economics, Modeling and CO2 Management: Developing Policy Insight with Data Uncertainty.” Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences, SAND2011-1718C, Long Beach, CA, March 21, 2011.
  • Kobos, P.H., Roach, J.D., Klise, G.T., Krumhansl, J.L., Dewers, T.A., Heath, J.E., Dwyer, B, Borns, D.J., McNemar, A. “Storing Carbon Dioxide in Saline Formations: Analyzing Extracted Water Treatment and Use for Power Plant Cooling.” 29th USAEE/IAEE North American Conference, SAND2010-6821C, Calgary, Canada, October 14 – 16, 2010.
  • Kobos, P.H., Roach, J.D., Klise, G.T., Krumhansl, J.L., Dewers, T.A., Dwyer, B.P., Heath, J.E., Borns, D.J. and A. McNemar, “Saline Formations, Carbon Dioxide Storage, and Extracted Water Treatment: A National Assessment Tool.” 9th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, DOE/NETL, SAND2010-2899C, Pittsburgh, PA, May 10 − 13, 2010.
  • Kobos, P.H., Krumhansl, J.L., Dewers, T.A., Heath, J.E., Cappelle, M.A., Borns, D.J., Klise, G.T., Dwyer, B.P. and A. McNemar, “Combining Power Plant Water Needs and Carbon Storage using Saline Formation: An Assessment Tool.” 8th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, DOE/NETL, SAND2009-2507C, Pittsburgh, PA, May 4 − 7, 2009.
  • Aragon, M., Kobos, P.H., Krumhansl, J., Borns, D.J., Hightower, M. M. and A. McNemar, “Evaluating Saline Aquifers for Combined Carbon Sequestration and Power Plant Cooling Water Needs.” 7th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture & Sequestration, SAND2008-2944C May 5 – 8, 2008.

Posters

  • Roach, J.D., Kobos, P.H., Heath, J.E., Klise, G.T., Dewers, T.A., McKenna, S.A., Gutierrez, K.A., Borns, D.J., and McNemar, A., “Building a National Carbon Dioxide Storage Supply Curve: A Systems Approach Incorporating Geologic Uncertainty.” 11th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration, DOE/NETL, SAND2012-3380C, Pittsburgh, PA, May 1 − 3, 2012.
  • Heath, J.E., Dewers, T.A., McKenna, S.A., Roach, J.D. and P.H. Kobos, “Efficient Probabilistic Estimation of Well Injectivity for CO2 Storage.” 10th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration, DOE/NETL, Poster SAND2011-2977C, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2 − 5, 2011.
  • Roach, J.D., Kobos, P., Klise, G.T., Krumhansl, J.L. and A. McNemar, “New Demands, New Supplies: A National Look at the Water Balance of Carbon Dioxide Capture and Sequestration,” American Geophysical Union, Poster SAND2010-8624C, San Francisco, CA, December 13 – 16, 2010.

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