Publications

Bacon, D.; Cihan, A.; Coen, D.; Daley, T.; Dilmore, R.; Huerta, N.; Pawar, R.; White, J.; Bromhal, G. National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP) Phase I Accomplishments 2011–2016; NRAP-TRS-I-020-2016; NRAP Technical Report Series; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Morgantown, WV, 2016; p 64.

Dilmore, R.; Wyatt, C.; Pawar, R.; Carroll, S.; Oldenburg, C.; Yonkofski, C.; Bacon, D.; King, S.; Lindner, E.; Bachmann, C.; White, J.; Keating, E.; Zhang, Y.; Bradley, C.; Lee, R.; Chu, S.; Stauffer, P.; Huerta, N.; Bromhal, G. NRAP Phase I Tool Development and Quality Assurance Process; NRAP-TRS-II-021-2016; NRAP Technical Report Series; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Morgantown, WV, 2016; p 64.

 

Find a detailed list of Phase 1 Publications at each of the category links below:

 

RESERVOIR PERFORMANCE

2017

Mansoor, K.; Sun, Y.; Carroll S. Development of a General Form CO2 and Brine Flux Input Model; NRAP-TRS-III-019-2017; NRAP Technical Report Series; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Morgantown, WV, 2017; p 16.

2016

King, S. Reservoir Evaluation and Visualization (REV) Tool User’s Manual, Version: 2016.11-1.2.0; NRAP-TRS-III-013-2016; NRAP Technical Report Series; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Morgantown, WV, 2016; p 20.

King, S. Reservoir Reduced-Order Model – Generator (RROM-Gen) Tool User’s Manual, Version: 2016.11-1.2; NRAP-TRS-III-014-2016; NRAP Technical Report Series; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Morgantown, WV, 2016; p 16.

Lindner, E. A User’s Guide to DFNGen; NRAP-TRS-III-001-2016; NRAP Technical Report Series; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Morgantown, WV, 2016; p 84.

Oldenburg, C. M.; Cihan, A.; Zhou, Q.; Fairweather, S.; Spangler, L. H. Geologic Carbon Sequestration Injection Wells in Overpressured Storage Reservoirs: Estimating Area of Review. Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology 2016, 6, 6.

Pan, F.; McPherson, B. J.; Dai, Z.; Jia, W.; Lee, S.; Ampomah, W.; Viswanathan, H.; Esser, R. Uncertainty Analysis of Carbon Sequestration in an Active CO2-EOR Field. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2016, 51, 18-28.

Yoshida, N.; Levine, J.; Stauffer, P. M. Investigation of Uncertainty in CO2 Reservoir Models: A Sensitivity Analysis of Relative Permeability Parameter Values. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2016, 49, 161-178.

Zhang, L.; Soong, Y.; Dilmore, R. Investigation on Porosity and Permeability Change of Mount Simon Sandstone (Knox County, IN, USA) under Geological CO2 Sequestration Conditions: A Numerical Simulation ApproachGreenhouse Gases: Science and Technology [Online] 2016.

2015

Agartan, E.; Trevisan, L.; Cihan, A.; Birkholzer, J.; Zhou, Q.; Illangasekare, T. H. Experimental Study on Effects of Geologic Heterogeneity in Enhancing Dissolution Trapping of Supercritical CO2. Water Resources Research 2015, 50.

Azzolina, N. A.; Small, M. J.; Nakles, D. V.; Glazewiski, K. A.; Peck, W. D.; Gorecki, C. D.; Bromhal, G. S.; Dilmore, R. M. Quantifying the Benefit of Wellbore Leakage Potential Estimates for Prioritizing Long-Term MVA Well Sampling. Environmental Science & Technology 2015, 49, 1215–1224.

Cihan, A.; Birkholzer, J. T.; Bianchi, M. Optimal Well Placement and Brine Extraction for Pressure Management during CO2 Sequestration. International Journal of Green House Gas Control 2015, 42, 175-187.

Kilinc, M.; Sahinidis, N. V. State-of-the-Art in Mixed-integer Nonlinear Optimization. Invited for publication in "Advances and Trends in Optimization with Engineering Applications", a book edited by T. Terlaky, M. Anjos and S. Ahmed, publication by SIAM, 2015.

Oldenburg, C. M.; Mukhopadhyay, S.; Cihan, A. On the Use of Darcy's Law and Invasion-percolation Approaches for Modeling Large-Scale Geologic Carbon Sequestration. Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology 2015, 5, 1-15.

Trevisan, L.; Pini, R.; Cihan, A.; Birkholzer, J. T.; Zhou, Q.; Illangasekare, T. H. Experimental Analysis of Spatial Correlation Effects on Capillary Trapping of Supercritical CO2 at the Intermediate Laboratory Scale in Heterogeneous Porous Media. Water Resources Research 2015, 51, 8791-8805.

Zhang, L.; Soong, Y.; Dilmore, R.; Lopano, C. Numerical Simulation of Porosity and Permeability Evolution of Mount Simon Sandstone under Geological Carbon Sequestration Conditions. Chemical Geology 2015, 403, 1–12. 

2014

Amini, S.; Mohaghegh, S.; Gholami, V.; Haghighat, A.; Moreno, D. Modeling Pressure and Saturation Distribution in a CO2 Storage Project Using a Surrogate Reservoir Model (SRM). Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology 2014, 4, 1–27. 

Asahina, D.; Houseworth, J.; Birkholzer, J. T.; Rutqvist, J.; Bolander, J. E. Hydro-Mechanical Model for Fracture Development and Fluid Transport in Geomaterials. Computers & Geosciences 2014, 65, 13–23.

Azzolina, N. A.; Small, M. J.; Nakles, D. V.; Bromhal, G. S. Effectiveness of Subsurface Pressure Monitoring for Brine Leakage Detection in an Uncertain CO2 Sequestration System. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 2014, 28, 895–909.

Birkholzer, J.; Cihan, A.; Bandilla, K. A Tiered Area-of-Review Framework for Geologic Carbon Sequestration. Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology 2014, 4, 20–35.

Bromhal, G.; Arcentales Bastidas, D.; Birkholzer, J.; Cihan, A.; Dempsey, D.; Fathi, E.; King, S.; Pawar, R.; Richard, T.; Wainwright, H.; Zhang, Y.; Guthrie, G. Use of Science-Based Prediction to Characterize Reservoir Behavior as a Function of Injection Characteristics, Geological Variables, and Time; NRAP-TRS-I-005-2014; NRAP Technical Report Series; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Morgantown, WV, 2014; p 76.

Bromhal, G. S.; Birkholzer, J.; Mohaghegh, S. D.; Sahinidas, N.; Wainwright, H.; Zhang, Y.; Amini, S.; Zhang, Y.; Shahkarami, A. Evaluation of Rapid Performance Reservoir Models for Quantitative Risk Assessment. Energy Procedia 2014, 63, 3425–3431.

Buscheck, T. A.; White, J. A.; Chen, M.; Sun, Y.; Hao, Y.; Aines, R. D.; Bourcier, W. L.; Bielicki, J. M. Pre-injection Brine Production for Managing Pressure in Compartmentalized CO2 Storage Reservoirs. Energy Procedia 2014, 63, 5333-5340.

Chen, F.; Wiese, B.; Zhou, Q.; Kowalsky, M. B.; Norden, B.; Kempa, T.; Birkholzer, J. T. Numerical Modeling of the Pumping Tests at the Ketzin Pilot site for CO2 Injection: Model Calibration and Heterogeneity Effects. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2014, 22, 200–212.

Chiaramonte, L.; White, J.; Trainor-Guitton, W. Probabilistic Geomechanical Analysis of Compartmentalization at the Snøhvit CO2 Sequestration Project. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 2014, 120, 2.

Cihan, A.; Birkholzer, J. T.; Bianchi, M.; Trevisan, L.; Zhou, Q.; Illangaskae, T. A Connectivity-based Modeling Approach for Representing Hysteresis in Macroscopic Two-phase Flow Properties. Energy Procedia 2014, 63, 3456–3463.

Cihan, A.; Birkholzer, J. T.; Illangasekare, T. H.; Zhou, Q. A Modeling Approach to Represent Hysteresis in Capillary Pressure-Saturation Relationship Based on Fluid Connectivity in Void Space. Water Resources Research 2014, 50, 119–131.

Cihan, A.; Birkholzer, J.; Bianchi, M. Targeted Pressure Management during CO2 Sequestration: Optimization of Well Placement and Brine Extraction. Energy Procedia 2014, 63, 5325–5332.

Cihan, A.; Zhou, Q.; Birkholzer, J. T.; Kraemer, S. R. Flow in Horizontally Anisotropic Multilayered Aquifer Systems with Leaky Wells and Aquitards. Water Resources Research 2014, 50, 741-747.

DuFrane, W. L.; Vericella, J.; Duoss, E.; Roberts, J. Smart Tracers for Geothermal Reservoir Assessment. Transactions - Geothermal Resources Council 2014, 38, 951-957.

Finsterle, S.; Sonnenthal, E. L.; Spycher, N. Advances in Subsurface Modeling Using the TOUGH Suite of Simulators. Computers & Geosciences 2014, 65, 2–12.

Houseworth, J. E.; Asahina, D.; Birkholzer, J. T. An Analytical Model for Solute Transport through a Water-Saturated Single Fracture and Permeable Rock Matrix. Water Resources Research 2014, 49, 1–22.

Liu, X.; Zhou, Q.; Kitanidis, P. K.; Birkholzer, J. T. Fast Iterative Implementation of Large-Scale Nonlinear Geostatistical Inverse Modeling. Water Resources Research 2014, 50, 198–207.

Liu, Y.; Luan, F.; Burgos, W. D. Redox-Driven Dissolution of Clay Minerals by Uranium under High Pressure CO2 Conditions. Chemical Geology 2014, 383, 100–106.

Mason, H. E.; Walsh, S. D. C.; DuFrane, W. L.; Carroll, S. A. Determination of Diffusion Profiles in Altered Wellbore Cement Using X-ray Computed Tomography Methods. Environmental Science & Technology 2014, 48, 7094–7100.

Oldenburg, C. M.; Cihan, A.; Zhou, Q.; Fairweather, S.; Spangler, L. H. Delineating Area of Review in a System with Pre-injection Relative Overpressure. Energy Procedia 2014, 63, 3715-3722.

Shahkarami, A.; Mohaghegh, S.; Gholami, V.; Haghighat, A.; Moreno, D. Modeling Pressure and Saturation Distribution in a CO2 Storage Project Using a Surrogate Reservoir Model (SRM). Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology 2014, 4, 1–27.

Smith, M. M.; Hao, Y.; Mason, H. E.; Carroll, S. A. Experiments and Modeling of Variably Permeable Carbonate Reservoir Samples in Contact with CO2-acidified Brines. Energy Procedia 2014, 63, 3126–3137.

Trevisan, L.; Cihan, A.; Fagerlund, F.; Agartan, E.; Mori, H.; Birkholzer, J. T.; Zhou, Q.; Illangasekare, T. H. Investigation of Mechanisms of Supercritical CO2 Trapping in Deep Saline Reservoirs Using Surrogate Fluids at Ambient Laboratory Conditions. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2014, 29, 35–49.

Trevisan, L.; Pini, R.; Cihan, A.; Birkholzer, J. T.; Zhou, Q.; Illangasekare, T. H. Experimental Investigation of Supercritical CO2 Trapping Mechanisms at the Intermediate Laboratory Scale in Well-defined Heterogeneous Porous Media. Energy Procedia 2014, 63, 5646–5653.

Wainwright, H. M.; Finsterle, S.; Jung, Y.; Zhou, Q.; Birkholzer, J. T. Making Sense of Global Sensitivity Analyses. Computers & Geosciences 2014, 65, 84–94.

Wang, Z.; Small, M. J. A Bayesian Approach to CO2 Leakage Detection at Saline Sequestration Sites Using Pressure Measurements. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2014, 30, 188–196.

2013

Brunet, J. L.; Li, L.; Karpyn, Z. T.; Kutchko, B. G.; Strazisar, B.; Bromhal, G. Dynamic Evolution of Compositional and Transport Properties under Conditions Relevant to Geological Carbon Sequestration. Energy Fuels 2013, 27, 4208–4220.

Chen, M.; Buscheck, T. A.; Wagoner, J. L.; Sun, Y.; White, J. A.; Chiaramonte, L.; Aines, R. D. Analysis of Fault Leakage from Leroy Underground Natural Gas Storage Facility, Wyoming, USA. Hydrology Journal 2013, 21, 1429-1445

Cihan, A.; Birkholzer, J.; Bianchi, M.; Zhou, Q.; Illangasekare, T. H.; Trevisan, L. Pressure Buildup and Brine Migration in CO2 Storage Systems with Multiple Leakage Pathways – Application of a New Analytical Solution. Groundwater 2013, 51, 252–267.

Crandall, D.; Bromhal G. Experimental Examination of Fluid Flow in Fractured Carbon Storage Sealing Formations. International Journal of Geosciences 2013, 4

Deng, H.; Ellis, B. R.; Peters, C. A.; Fitts, J. P.; Crandall, D.; Bromhal, G. S. Modifications of Carbonate Fracture Hydrodynamic Properties by CO2-Acidified Brine Flow. Energy & Fuels 2013, 27, 4221–4231.

Jordan, P. D.; Oldenburg, C. M.; Nicot, J. P. Measuring and Modeling Fault Density for CO2 Storage Plume-fault Encounter Probability Estimation. AAPG Bulletin 2013, 97, 597-618.

Karamalidis, A. K.; Torres, S. G.; Hakala, A. J.; Shao, H.; Cantrell, K. J.; Carroll, S. A. Trace Metal Source Terms in Carbon Sequestration Environments. Environmental Science & Technology Special Issue on Carbon Sequestration 2013, 47, 322–329. 

Liu, X.; Zhou, Q.; Birkholzer, J. T. Geostatistical Reduced-order Models in Under-determined Inverse Problems. Water Resources Research 2013, 49, 6587–6600.

Siriwardane, H. J.; Gondle, R. K.; Bromhal, G. S. Coupled Flow and Deformation Modeling of Carbon Dioxide Migration in the Presence of a Caprock Fracture during Injection. Energy & Fuels 2013, 27, 4232–4243.

Sullivan, E. J.; Chu, S.; Stauffer, P.; Middleton, R.; Pawar, P. A Method and Cost Model for Treatment of Water Extracted during Geologic CO2 Sequestration. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2013, 12, 372–381.

Surasani, V. K.; Li, L.; Ajo-Franklin, J. B.; Hubbard, C.; Hubbard, S. S.; Wu, Y. Bioclogging and Permeability Alteration by L. mesenteroides in a Sandstone Reservoir: A Reactive Transport Modeling Study. Energy & Fuels 2013, 27, 6538–6551.

Tokunaga, T. K.; Wan, J.; Jung, J. W.; Kim, T. W.; Kim, Y. Capillary Pressure and Saturation Relations for Supercritical CO2 and Brine in Sand: High-Pressure Pc(Sw) Controller/Meter Measurements, and Capillary Scaling Predictions. Water Resources Research 2013, 49, 4566–4579.

Wainwright, H. M.; Finsterle, S.; Zhou, Q.; Birkholzer, J. T. Modeling the Performance of Large-Scale CO2 Storage Systems: A Comparison of Different Sensitivity Analysis Methods. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2013, 17, 189–205.

Zhang, Y.; Sahinidis, N. V. Developing Surrogate Models for CO2 Sequestration Using Polynomial Chaos Expansion; NRAP-TRS-III-004-2013; NRAP Technical Report Series; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Morgantown, WV, 2013; p 20.

Zhang, Y.; Sahinidis, N. V. Uncertainty Quantification in CO2 Sequestration Using Surrogate Models from Polynomial Chaos Expansion. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2013, 52, 3121–3132.

2012

Birkholzer, J. T.; Cihan, A.; Zhou, Q. Impact-driven Pressure Management Via Targeted Brine Extraction – Conceptual Studies of CO2 Storage in Saline Formations. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2012, 7, 168–180.

Cihan, A.; Birkholzer, J. T.; Zhou, Q. Pressure Buildup and Brine Migration during CO2 Storage in Multilayered Aquifers. Groundwater 2012, 51, 252–267.

Kim, Y.; Kneafsey, T. J.; Tokunaga, T. K. Dewetting of Silica Surfaces upon Reactions with Supercritical CO2 and Brine: Pore-scale Studies in Microdels. Environmental Science & Technology 2012, 46, 4228-4235.

Li, L.; Brunet, L. Conceptual Model for the Chemical Alteration of Cement Due to Exposure to CO with H2S. The Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, PA, 2012.

Mohaghegh, S. D.; Gruic, O.; Zargari, S.; Kalantari-Dahaghi, A.; Bromhal, G. S. Top-down, Intelligent Reservoir Modeling of Oil and Gas Producing Shale Reservoirs: Case Studies. International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology 2012, 5, 3–28.

Ogretim, E.; Mulken, E.; Gray, D.; Bromhal, G. S. A Parametric Study of the Transport of CO2 in the Near-surface. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2012, 9, 294-302.

Siriwardane, H. J.; Bowes, B. D.; Bromhal, G. S.; Gondle, R. K.; Wells, A. W.; Strazisar, B. R. Modeling of CBM Production, CO2 Injection, and Tracer Movement at a Field CO2 Sequestration Site. International Journal of Coal Geology 2012, 96–97, 120-136.

Wainwright, H.; Finsterle, S.; Zhou, Q.; Birkholzer, J. Modeling the Performance of Large-Scale CO2 Storage Systems: A Comparison of Different Sensitivity Analysis Methods; NRAP-TRS-III-002-2012; NRAP Technical Report Series; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Morgantown, WV, 2012; p 24.

Walsh, S. D. C. Reduced Order Models Describing Hydraulic and Mechanical Apertures of Cement Fracture as a Function of Fracture Roughness, Confining Pressure and Offset; LLNL-TR-588392; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: Livermore, CA, 2012.

Zhang, Y.; Pau, G. Reduced-Order Model Development for CO2 Storage in Brine Reservoirs; NRAP-TRS-III-005-2012; NRAP Technical Report Series; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Morgantown, WV, 2012; p 20.

2011

Birkholzer, J. T.; Zhou, Q.; Cortis, A.; Finstrle, S. A Sensitivity Study on Regional Pressure Buildup from Large-Scale CO2 Storage Projects. Energy Procedia 2011, 4, 4371–4378.

Birkholzer, J. T.; Nicot, J. P.; Oldenburg, C. M.; Zhou, Q.; Kraemer, S. Brine Flow up a Borehole Caused by Pressure Perturbation from CO2 Storage: Static and Dynamic Evaluations. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 2011, 5, 850-861.

Cihan, A.; Zhou, Q.; Birkholzer, J. T. Analytical Solutions for Pressure Perturbation and Fluid Leakage through Aquitards and Wells in Multilayered-Aquifer Systems. Water Resources Research 2011, 47.

Ellis, B. R.; Bromhal, G. S.; McIntyre, D. L.; Peters, C. A. Changes in Caprock Integrity due to Vertical Migration of CO2-enriched Brine. Energy Procedia 2011, 4, 5327-5334.

Finsterle, S. iTOUGH2 Universal Optimization Using the PEST Protocol; LBNL-3698E; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, 2011.

Jordan, P. D.; Oldenburg, C. M.; Nicot, J. P. Estimating the Probability of C02 Plumes Encountering Faults. Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology 2011, 1, 160–174.

Oldenburg, C. M.; Rinaldi, A. P. Buoyancy Effects on Upward Brine Displacement caused by CO2 Injection. Transport in Porous Media 2011, 87, 525

Zhang, Y.; Vouzis, P.; Sahinidis, N. V. GPU Simulations for Risk Assessment in CO2 Geologic Sequestration. Computers & Chemical Engineering 2011, 35, 1631–1644. 

2009

Oldenburg, C. M.; Nicot, J.; Bryant, S. L. Case Studies of the Application of the Certification Framework to Two Geologic Carbon Sequestration Sites. Energy Procedia 2009, 1, 63-70. 

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