Fully-Coupled Multiscale Poromechanical Simulation Relevant for Underground Gas Storage

Kishan Ramesh Kumar*, Herminio T. Honorio, Hadi Hajibeygi

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Abstract

Successful transition to renewable energy supply depends on the development of cost-effective large-scale energy storage technologies. Renewable energy can be converted to (or produced directly in the form of) green gases, such as hydrogen. Subsurface formations offer feasible solutions to store large-scale compressed hydrogen. These reservoirs act as seasonal storage or buffer to guarantee a reliable supply of green energy in the network. The vital ingredients that need to be considered for safe and efficient underground hydrogen storage include reliable estimations of the in-situ state of the stress, especially to avoid failure, induced seismicity and surface subsidence (or uplift). Geological formations are often highly heterogeneous over their large (km) length scales, and entail complex nonlinear rock deformation physics, especially under cyclic loading. We develop a multiscale simulation strategy to address these challenges and allow for efficient, yet accurate, simulation of nonlinear elastoplastic deformation of rocks under cyclic loading. A coarse-scale system is constructed for the given fine-scale detailed nonlinear deformation model. The multiscale method is developed algebraically to allow for convenient uncertainty quantifications and sensitivity analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges and Innovations in Geomechanics
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Conference of IACMAG
EditorsMarco Barla, Alessandra Insana, Alice Di Donna, Donatella Sterpi
PublisherSpringer Science
Pages583-590
Number of pages8
Volume3
ISBN (Print)9783031128509
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event6th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2022 - Turin, Italy
Duration: 30 Aug 20222 Sep 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Volume288
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565

Conference

Conference6th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2022
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityTurin
Period30/08/222/09/22

Keywords

  • Algebraic multiscale method
  • Energy storage
  • Inelasticity
  • Poromechanics

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