Senior Lecturer in Geological CO2 Storage
Geological CO2 storage
- Natural analogues, what will happen to CO2 when it is injected into a rock? - with PhD students Yutong Shu and Claire McGraw
- Safe disposal of water produced during storage operations - with PhD student Kit Carruthers Understanding the 'shallow' overburden in the North Sea - UKCCSC-funded grant, with Dr Juan Alcalde
- What to do if a leak develops (which it probably won't) - EU-funded MIRECOL project, with researcher Katriona Edlmann
Diagenesis, or what happens to sediments as they are buried and turn into rocks. In practice I study reservoirs, for oil / gas, CO2 storage, or water supply
- Why does the Torridonian Sandstone (NW Highlands) have so much feldspar? Most other deeply buried rocks loose the feldspar, but this one has not.
- Do sandstones and shales interact during burial? In other words, do solutes (e.g. K, Al, Si) move from sands into shales or vice-versa? With PhD student Felix Xia
- White trap is an unusual alteration product of basic magmas when they are intruded into the local Carboniferous rocks. Why does this happen?
Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) - can we save energy from renewables for peak demand times? With PhD student Julien Mouli Castillo.