The link between anthropogenic CO2 emissions from industrial processes and global warming has been well documented over the past few decades. Developing technology for the capture, transport and storage of anthropogenic CO2 has now become a major priority for industrialised countries bound by international treaties to reduce their CO2 emissions to agreed limits.
The identification and accurate characterisation of potential storage sites combined with a better understanding and quantification of physical/chemical processes associated with CO2 storage are key factors for modelling and predicting long-term storage security and reducing the perceived uncertainties and risks associated with CO2 storage projects.
This project will involve the use of proprietary basin modelling software to construct a series of structural/lithological models populated with petrophysical parameters for running fluid flow simulations of CO2 (and/or CH4) - brine systems.
1999-2000 Heriot-Watt University – Pg.Dip. Information Technology (Human Computer Interaction)
1991-1992 Robert Gordon University - M.Sc. (Dist.) Offshore Engineering
1988-1991 Aberdeen University - B.Sc. (Hons – 1st Class) Geology and Petroleum Geology
Researcher, compiler and co-author of SPE Paper 38033, “The Optimal Application of Multilateral/Multibranch Completions”, H. Sugiyama, T. Tochikawa, J.M. Peden and G.D. Nicoll, presented at the 1997 SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, 14-16 th April, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2001-2007 Edinburgh Petroleum Services Ltd., Edinburgh (Software Engineer/Technical Author)
1997-1999 Reservoir Management Ltd. (Advanced Technology Group), Edinburgh (Project Engineer)
1995-1997 Horizontal Well Technology Unit, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (Petroleum Engineering Research Associate)
1992-1995 Fugro-Geoteam Ltd., Aberdeen (Project Geophysicist)
1992 (summer) Core Laboratories, Aberdeen (Research Student - MSc.)
1991 (summer) British Geological Survey, Wales (Geochemical Survey Team Member)
Contact Address: School of GeoSciences, Room 401, The Grant Institute, The University of Edinburgh, The King's Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JW