On the Integration of Sequential Supplementary Firing in Natural Gas Combined Cycle for CO 2-Enhanced Oil Recovery: A Techno-economic Analysis for Mexico

Abigail Gonzalez Diaz, Eva Sanchez, Jose Miguel Gonzalez Santalo, Jon Gibbins, Mathieu Lucquiaud

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Abstract

A techno-economic analysis of a natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) integrated with MEA-based CO2 capture with an advanced configuration is carried out. Sequential supplementary firing in the Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) is combined with a supercritical combined cycle for the purpose of increasing CO2 production for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) at a competitive levelised cost of electricity. Supercritical steam conditions with a double reheat in the steam cycle are used to largely improve performance and take full advantage of sequential supplementary firing in the HRSG. Sequential supplementary firing increases the flue gas temperature throughout the Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) by burning additional fuel at different stages to maximise the use of oxygen available in the flue gas exiting the gas turbine. The positive impact on the post combustion capture plant size and energy requirements for solvent regeneration are attractive for markets with cheap natural gas, and where the emphasis on capital cost reduction is important. This study then investigates the effect of fuel prices and capital costs for this configuration and compares it with a typical combined cycle integrated with MEA-based CO2 capture. A case study for Mexico is presented, at a range of gas prices where these modifications would be attractive, with a tentative target of $40/tCO2.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7558–7567
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume63
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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