PhD title: "CO2-caprock interaction: Experimental investigation and simulation"
The behaviour of fluid flow through porous and fractured media is coupled to thermal, mechanical and chemical processes. In the context of carbon capture and storage, an understanding of these processes in relation to supercritical CO2 and fractured caprock is required in order to assess the risk of leakage of geologically stored CO2. The aim of my research project is to undertake experimental investigation and associated numerical simulation of the influence of thermal mechanical and chemical mechanisms on flow and transport of single phase supercritical CO2 through discrete fractures in shale, evaporite and carbonate caprock samples. The goal of the project is to identify and understand key mechanisms that influence fracture flow: this information will be invaluable for directing future research and for assessment of the suitability of future CO2 storage sites.
Supervisors: Dr habil. Chris McDermott, Dr Katriona Edlmann, Dr Mark Wilkinson, Dr Stuart Gilfillan, Professor Stuart Haszeldine
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