Longer forecasting timescales, limited subsurface data, and public safety and environmental concerns increase the complexity of carbon storage projects exponentially. CMG's 20 years of experience in helping energy companies use CO2 injection to enhance oil recovery can be applied to safely and effectively accelerate the transition to a low carbon future. Our knowledge and real-world experience allow us to help companies in oil and gas, and other carbon intensive industries like refining, power generation, and manufacturing, make the transition.

  • Determine the storage capacity of the reservoir to ensure contracting requirements can be met.

    Model CO2 trapping mechanisms to understand the extent of plume migration to mitigate corporate risk and project cost escalation.

    Assess storage reliability by understanding the injection rate parameters of the reservoir for single or multi-well projects.

  • Reduce the risk of using saline aquifers through sensitivity analysis.

    Optimize pipeline and well configuration to determine how to transport fluids from multiple sources to a single injection site.

    Support regulatory approval

Expertise Matters

  • 1986 | Canada

    CMG is published in the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering "Phase Equilibria of Oil, Gas and Water/Brine Mixtures from a Cubic Equation of State and Henry's Law".

  • 1996 | Norway

    Landmark industrial-scale carbon capture and storage project at Sleipner leverages CMG GEM.

  • 2001 | Japan

    CMG partners with Japan Oil Engineering to create GEM - GHG, unique functionality for saline aquifer disposal of CO2.

  • 2001 | Canada

    CMG models the injection of H2S and CO2 into watered out gas reservoir.

  • 2007 | Australia

    CMG completes consulting project for large CO2 sequestration study.

  • 2008 | Canada

    CMG participates in Alberta Saline Aquifer Project.

  • 2008 | Global

    CMG launches CO2 Storage Modelling master class.

  • 2000 - 2010 | Global

    CMG launches CO2 Storage Modelling master class.

  • 2015 | Canada

    CMG GEM supports modelling for the Quest Project.

  • 2019 | Canada

    The Alberta Carbon Trunk Line (ACTL) uses GEM to connect CO2 capture at the Sturgeon Upgrader to the Clive EOR project.

  • 2021 | Europe

    CMG completes an extensive North Sea underground CO2 storage study.

  • 2022 | US

    North Dakota and Wyoming regulatory bodies rely on GEM for validation and permitting.

  • 2022 | US

    GEM is the recommended computational tool for Carbon Storage by EPA.

Learn how to Optimize Carbon Storage Projects

Hydrogen has long been extracted as a commercial source of low-carbon energy. The introduction of hydrogen storage has created one of the potentially largest, most reliable sources of sustainable energy on the planet. Hydrogen can be produced, stored, and extracted cyclically to meet consumer demand on an as-needed basis, in a safe and reliable manner. CMG simulation software enables you to optimize hydrogen storage technologies and future production safely and cost effectively.

  • Ensure contracting requirements are met by determining the storage capacity of the reservoir.

    Mitigate corporate risk and project cost escalation by minimizing hydrogen loss due to trapping.

    Reduce unexpected hydrogen loss by assessing migration and containment.

    Ensure operating strategies can meet production requirements

  • Minimize cost and maximize efficiency by optimizing well configurations and requirements.

    Ensure proper surface network design to meet production and injection requirements.

    Model the geochemistry of hydrogen storage to assess mineralization and potential methanation in the presence of CO2.

Learn how to Optimize Hydrogen Storage Projects

As a component of the renewable energy mix, geothermal is abundant and reliable. The challenge is finding the right project that can generate enough electricity or heat for commercial viability. As a highly capital-intensive endeavor, CMG can provide the necessary subsurface analysis to support your geothermal strategic investment decision.

  • Create a representative model of a geothermal field to study the critical chemical and physical processes that govern the behavior of the geothermal system.

    Optimize well placement, design completions, and determine surface capacity requirements by simulating subsurface fluid flow to assess energy/heat deliverability.

    Assess economic viability of the project by predicting maximum and total 'life of field' energy/heat flow.

    Identify potential heat loss to the surrounding environment by modelling fluid and heat flow in the wellbore.

  • Assess thermal fracturing potential and calculate minimum fracture pressure to identify their impact on energy/heat recovery, especially in Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS).

    Assess risk and mitigate environmental and safety concerns by assessing the potential for fault reactivation.

    Quantify the potential for mineral dissolution and precipitation as a result of warm non-native fluid circulation.

    Estimate potential downtime, remedial treatments, and impact on project costs by evaluating scaling potential in the inter-reservoir region and wellbore during injection and production.

Learn how to Optimize Geothermal Projects

As energy companies transition to a more diverse energy mix and invest in new technologies, they are increasingly relying on simulation and analysis to drive strategic decisions. With a 40+ year legacy of foresight and innovation, CMG continues to partner with industry and academia to research and develop new technologies that can support a new energy system.

  • Hydrogen Generation

    Lithium & Bromine Extraction

    Hybrid Geothermal Eg. CO2 Plume Geothermal, CCS Geothermal

  • Compressed Air Storage


    Radioactive Waste

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