Evaluation and ranking of the CO2 storage potential in low to medium temperature geothermal fields in Indonesia

Lia Putriyana, Yunus Daud, Muhammad Aziz, Nurry Widya Hesty, Nasruddin

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Abstract

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is considered as a solution for achieving CO2 emission reduction targets in Indonesia. On a commercial scale, geological carbon storage (GCS) systems have significant capital costs and energy penalties that the production of geothermal energy could somewhat compensate it. Coupling geothermal energy and geologic CO2 storage in sedimentary basins is promising because of their large CO2 storage capacities. The finding of this preliminary assessment indicates the attractiveness of combining CO2 sequestration and geothermal utilization in low to medium temperature geothermal fields. The crucial criteria of this evaluation are the geothermal gradient, maturity, tectonic setting, geology, and hydrogeology. Due to their favorable tectonic conditions (rift valley), minimal faulting and fracture, and lack of active faults, the presence of geological structures are very minimal, leading to the conclusion that they are suitable for storing CO2. There is no prior research has specifically identified the suitability of low to medium temperature geothermal fields in Indonesia to be combined with CO2 storage, a rank of locations based on the suitability as CO2 storage, and its utilization. The output of this study is an indicative map of low- to medium-temperature geothermal fields for CO2 storage. It brings up new possibilities for using low to medium temperature geothermal fields as geological CO2 storage in addition to hydrocarbon reservoirs, CBM, and deep saline water.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100406
JournalCase Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2023

Keywords

  • CCUS
  • Indonesia
  • Low to medium temperature geothermal fields
  • Sedimentary formation

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