Special Issue on "Sustainable Geoenergy"
• 大类 : 工程技术 - 1区
• 小类 : 能源与燃料 - 2区
• 小类 : 工程：化工 - 1区
Geoenergy is the significant energy source, both past and present, and will remain an important component in the portfolio of world energy resources into the foreseeable future. Therefore, the sustainable development and creative utilization of geoenergy is one of the favored approaches in solving contemporary challenges in global energy supply. To meet increasing global energy demand, innovative approaches in geoenergy recovery have been developed to recover geoenergy resources from challenging environments. These include the recovery of resources from ultra-deepwater reservoirs, sensitive environmental areas, Arctic regions and ultra-low permeability reservoirs epitomized by shale gas & oil. The development of such advanced techniques extends to the economic recovery of oil sands, geothermal energy and gas hydrates, etc. The broad diversity of geoenergy resources and the technologies required for their recovery has created tremendous opportunities, but also increased the complexity of exploration and development, leading to greater challenges. Significant technical and commercial challenges must be overcome to sustainably develop conventional and new geoenergy. These challenges, for various geoenergy sources, include high degrees of geological uncertainty, deep reservoirs at high temperatures and high pressures pushed far from physical and chemical equilibrium where the impacts of formation stability and ultra-low permeability must be overcome. Recovery must be integrated and optimized for the various resources and controlling processes for health and safety reasons and with due regard for the environment, including local and global issues of environmental protection, water availability, management and decarbonization. This special issue will focus on topics related to the sustainable development of new geoenergy from theory to practice.
The scope of new geoenergy includes, but is not limited to: oil sands, geothermal energy, shale gas & oil, coalbed methane, gas hydrates as well as geoenergy transitions of carbon capture, utilization & storage, geoenergy storage, etc.
Topics of interest of this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
- New technological breakthroughs for new geoenergy exploration and development
- Monitoring and evaluation during new geoenergy exploration & production
- Integration and optimal production and utilization of geoenergy
- Development challenges in extreme natural environments, like the Arctic
- CO2 utilization and storage for geoenergy production and decarbonization
- Water utilization and challenges in geoenergy
- Geoenergy storage and transportation, such as for natural gas and gas hydrate
- Big data analysis and artificial intelligence applied to geoenergy
- New geoenergy resource assessment and forecasting methods
- Optimal planning, design, and operation
- Economic, cost, management, and policy assessment
- Prediction of geoenergy supply and demand
- Environmental-safety-health challenges and solutions