School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Applied Geoscience Laboratory

The Applied Geoscience Laboratory has a suite of coupled thermal-hydro-mechanical-chemical experimental equipment for research into the secure and sustainable utilisation of the subsurface for low carbon energy applications.

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The UK 2008 Climate Change Act and the 2009 EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) initiated a transition to low carbon energy generation. This created opportunities within applied geosciences for secure and sustainable utilisation of the subsurface for low carbon energy applications such as CO2 storage, geothermal energy, unconventional hydrocarbons and energy storage (geoenergy). These new developments in the utilisation of the subsurface for geo-energy applications requires equipment that can recreate the in-situ conditions of temperature, pressure and geochemistry along with multiphase fluid flow for depths up to 4km.

The Applied Geoscience Laboratory was set up in 2009 for in-house research and provide the experimental facilities required to support my research programs and I welcome collaborative access to the Applied Geoscience Laboratory.



The current equipment within the Applied Geoscience laboratory includes:

THMC Multiphase Flow Rig

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Hydrogen Flow Rig

Unconfined fracturing Rig

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Freeze Thaw Fracturing Rig

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High Pressure and Temperature Batch Reaction Vessel

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Tracer flow rig