Review of wellbore flow modelling in CO2-bearing geothermal reservoirs

Canbaz C. H., EKREN O., AKSOY N.

GEOTHERMICS, vol.98, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 98
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2021.102284
  • Journal Name: GEOTHERMICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), CAB Abstracts, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Environment Index, Geobase, Greenfile, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Geothermal wells, Fluid flow, Carbon dioxide, Wellbore modelling, Heat transfer, Brine leakage, CO2 Solubility, Salinity, STEAM-WATER FLOW, ENERGY EXTRACTION, CO2 SOLUBILITY, HEAT-EXCHANGERS, WORKING FLUID, 2-PHASE FLOW, WETTABILITY, INJECTION, BOREHOLE, DISPOSAL
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Geothermal energy is a reliable, environmentally friendly resource efficiently transformed to other energy forms without any storage. Therefore, it has taken the attention of many investors in recent years. The investments in developing new technological materials, tools, fluids and methods to obtain fluid and heat transfer from a geothermal reservoir open the way to increase the efficiency of the entire geothermal power generation cycle in the medium and long terms. The effectiveness of a geothermal production system is directly related to the sustainability of the reservoir and production wells. At this point, the presence of CO2 is crucial for the life of a geothermal well as it provides extra pressure and a lifting mechanism to geothermal fluids along the wellbore.