CO2 Storage

Sanjay Srinivasan (ssriniva@mail.utexas.edu) is the Program Manager of the CO2 Storage research program.

The focus of the CO2 Storage program is on investigating methods for CO2 sequestration, including storage in deep saline aquifers and utilization as part of a CO2-EOR program. Research programs on CO2 Storage currently include a research center, CFSES, funded by Basic Energy Sciences at the Dept. of Energy.

CO2 Storage Research Projects

DOE "DEVELOPMENT OF GEOMECHANICAL SCREENING TOOLS TO IDENTIFY RISK:  AN EXPERIMENTAL AND MODELING APPROACH FOR SECURE CO2 STORAGE"

Nicolas Espinoza

CO2 geological storage can help mitigate the emission of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. Large-scale implementation of CO2 geological storage requires full understanding of the interaction between injected CO2, host pore fluid, and rock minerals.

Matt Balhoff

Carbon sequestration, a potential solution for mitigating climate change, is inherently a multiscale process because transport mechanisms range from the nanometer scale to the kilometer scale. In carbon sequestration, CO2 is captured from emission gases as an industrial byproduct and then injected into potential storage sites for long-time storage.

Quoc P. Nguyen, Gary A. Pope

This funded project is aimed at development of novel surfactants that improve the conformance of CO2 in subsurface processes such as CO2 enhanced oil recovery and/or sequestration.