(364c) A Mass Integration Model between Hydraulic Fracturing Processes and a Power Plant
- Conference: AIChE Annual Meeting
- Year: 2022
- Proceeding: 2022 Annual Meeting
- Group: Computing and Systems Technology Division
- Time: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 - 3:30pm-5:00pm
This project proposes a mathematical programming formulation to synthesize water and CO2 networks associated with the shale gas hydraulic fracture operations while taking into account the fluctuations in the system (water availability, generation of CO2 and the flowback water based on a horizon time). The proposed formulation incorporates a strategic planning that minimizes the total annual cost (TAC) considering water requirements, generation and capture of CO2, as well as the capacity of the equipment for treatment technologies, transportation fees, storage units, and disposal. An example problem is presented to show the applicability of the proposed methodology. However, it is very important to mention that there are currently no previous studies that implement a rigorous optimization approach for the use of a water-carbon dioxide mixture as fracture fluid. Therefore, the innovation of this work focuses on the development of a mathematical programming model for the optimal management of water and CO2 to be used as fracturing fluid in shale gas wells, which represents a very important tool for the zones with significant water scarcity.
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