LLNL and Partners Open Access to CO2 Storage Simulator

After more than two years of joint research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Total and Stanford University are released an open-source, high-performance simulator for large-scale geological carbon dioxide (CO2) storage.

The GEOSX simulator enables researchers around the world to build on the work of the three partners, providing an open framework to accelerate the development of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies. It also has application to a variety of other subsurface energy technologies.

The simulator uses field data to predict the behavior and impact of CO2 stored in deep geological repositories. Its resolution and speed were made possible by new technological developments in the fields of algorithmics and high performance computing. It is used to improve the management and security of geological CO2 repositories and plan for the widespread implementation of these projects at an industrial scale.