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CO2 capture and storage (CCS) in geological reservoirs will be important in reducing total carbon emissions, but injectivity problems arise at many storage sites. Scaled-down laboratory injection experiments give insight into the mechanisms behind these phenomena.

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Injectivity reduction due to salt or wax/asphaltene precipitation or hydrate formation in the rock pores are dependent on chemical constituents, temperature and pressure, flow characteristics and geometry. At the Formation Physics laboratory we can perform injection experiments at relevant temperature and pressure conditions in order to study the effect of injection in realistic wellbore geometries.