In a recently published paper, ESD’s Preston Jordan (and former ESD head Sally Benson) project worker safety likelihood for a mature carbon capture and storage (CCS) industry, using government and private analog industry data.
Proper site selection for CO2 geologic storage requires assessing the impact of potential leakage of CO2 from deep subsurface reservoirs to overlying drinking water aquifers
ESD’s Seiji Nakagawa led a team of investigators (including ESD’s Tim Kneafsey, Tom Daley, and Barry Freifeld) in conducting laboratory measurements of the seismic properties of sandstones during supercritical CO2 injection.
Director Alivisatos recently issued the call for proposals for the FY2014 Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program. All scientific staff from our Division are encouraged to think of potential innovative proposal topics.
The AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco last month (December 2012) was a great success, especially for LBNL’s Earth Sciences Division and our homebase at the site, the ESD booth—a zone of constant activity.
Sequestering CO2 underground has its own set of environmental risks, including the potential migration of CO2 out of the storage reservoir and resulting acidification and release of trace constituents in shallow groundwater.
ESD Jonny Rutqvist recently collaborated with Korean scientists Jaewon Lee and Ki-Bok Min in conducting coupled multiphase fluid flow and geomechanical modeling to investigate how deep underground injection of CO2 induces geomechanical changes within and around the injection zone.
ESD’s Pat Dobson recently traveled to Chile to explore geothermal-energy collaborations with Chile, and to increase the practical and theoretical experience of Chilean graduate students in geothermal geochemistry and numerical modeling.
Scientists within the Earth Sciences Division won a number of LBNL FY2013 Laboratory Directed Research and Development awards, as announced recently within TABL by Lab Director Paul Alivisatos and shown below. Bravo, all!
ESD’s Geologic Carbon Sequestration (GCS) Program website now features a searchable map of all the current, past, and future (planned) geologic carbon sequestration projects in the world today.