Science of Carbon Storage in Deep Saline Formations

Science of Carbon Storage in Deep Saline Formations

Process Coupling across Time and Spatial Scales

1st Edition - September 6, 2018

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  • Editors: Pania Newell, Anastasia Ilgen
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128127520
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128127537

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Science of Carbon Storage in Deep Saline Formations: Process Coupling across Time and Spatial Scales summarizes state-of-the-art research, emphasizing how the coupling of physical and chemical processes as subsurface systems re-equilibrate during and after the injection of CO2. In addition, it addresses, in an easy-to-follow way, the lack of knowledge in understanding the coupled processes related to fluid flow, geomechanics and geochemistry over time and spatial scales. The book uniquely highlights process coupling and process interplay across time and spatial scales that are relevant to geological carbon storage.

Key Features

  • Includes the underlying scientific research, as well as the risks associated with geological carbon storage
  • Covers the topic of geological carbon storage from various disciplines, addressing the multi-scale and multi-physics aspects of geological carbon storage
  • Organized by discipline for ease of navigation


Professional geologists, geochemists, geophysicists, and environmental engineers; upper-level graduate students in these fields

Table of Contents

  • 1. Overview of Geological Carbon Storage (GCS)
    Pania Newell and Anastasia Ilgen
    2. CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery Experience and its Messages for CO2 Storage
    Larry Lake, Mohammad Lotfollahi and Steven Bryant
    3. Field observations of geochemical response to CO2 injection at the reservoir scale
    Susan D. Hovorka and Jiemin Lu
    4. Experimental studies of reactivity and transformations of rocks and minerals in water-bearing supercritical CO2
    John Loring, Quin R.S. Miller, Christopher Thompson and H. Todd Schaef
    5. Reactive transport modelling of geological carbon storage - Zhenxue Dai, Hari Viswanathan, Ting Xiao, Alexandra Hakala, Christina Lopano, George Guthrie and Brian McPherson
    6. Multi-phase flow associated with GCS at the field scale
    Wei Jia and Brian McPherson
    7. Laboratory studies to understand the controls on flow and transport for CO2 storage
    Ronny Pini and Samuel Krevor
    8. Numerical modelling of fluid flow during GCS
    Karl Bandilla and Michael Celia
    9. Field and laboratory studies of geomechanical response to the injection of CO2
    Victor Vilarrasa, Roman Yuryevich Makhnenko and Jonny Rutqvist
    10. Numerical geomechanics studies of GCS
    Jonny Rutqvist, Antonio Pio Rinaldi, Victor Vilarrasa and Frederic Cappa
    11. Thermal processes during GCS: field observations, laboratory and theoretical studies
    Alexandra Ivanova, Victor Vilarrasa, Jonny Rutqvist, Juliane Kummerow and Stefan Lueth
    12. Field observations, experimental studies, and thermodynamic modelling of CO2 effects on microbial populations
    Janelle Renee Thompson and Jonathan Ajo-Franklin
    13. Hydraulic-chemical coupling associated with injection of CO2 into subsurface - Rajesh Pawar and George Guthrie
    14. Fracture Specific Stiffness: The Critical Link between the Scaling Behavior of Hydro-Mechanical Coupling in Fractures and Seismic Monitoring
    Laura Pyrak-Nolte
    15. Chemical-mechanical coupling associated with injection of CO2 into subsurface
    Anastasia Ilgen, Pania Newell, Tomasz Hueckel, D. Nicolas Espinoza and Manman Hu
    16. Hydrologic, mechanical, thermal, and chemical process coupling triggered by the injection of CO2
    Ronglei Zhang and Yu-Shu Wu
    17. Emergent Phenomena: Challenges in Prediction and Monitoring Risk and Performance in GCS - Seunghee Kim, D. Nicolas Espinoza, Jongwon Jung, Minsu Cha and Carlos Santamarina
    18. Closing remarks
    Anastasia Ilgen and Pania Newell

Product details

  • No. of pages: 446
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: September 6, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128127520
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128127537

About the Editors

Pania Newell

Pania Newell is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah. She has been working in the field of computational mechanics with emphasize on understanding coupled multi-physics, multi-scale problems in porous media as well as fracture initiation and propagation in these complex systems. Prior to joining the University of Utah, she was at Sandia National Laboratories, where she worked on computational modelling of subsurface carbon storage and computational homogenization techniques to link material behaviours at multiple length scales. At Sandia, she developed a computational framework for investigating caprock integrity within subsurface systems. In addition, she worked on constitutive modelling of various materials including geomaterials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah, USA

Anastasia Ilgen

Anastasia G. Ilgen is a staff scientist in the Geochemistry Department at Sandia National Laboratories. She is an experimental geochemist, specializing in molecular-level processes at mineral-water interfaces, with emphasis on ion adsorption-desorption rate and mechanisms, chemical controls on mineral growth and dissolution, and surface-mediated redox reactions. At Sandia National Laboratories she has built research programs relevant to the geological carbon storage, chemical-mechanical effects in geosystems, and fundamental research on clay mineral-water interfacial chemistry.

Affiliations and Expertise

Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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