People and Partners

Principal Investigator

ISMAEL HIMAR FALCON-SUAREZ

     Marine Geoscience Researcher

     National Oceanography Centre

   

    isfalc@noc.ac.uk

 

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National Oceanography Centre

 


Project Partners

 

Shell Global Solutions International B.V.

Shell Global Solutions International B.V.

BP International Limited

BP International Limited

Ikon Science

Ikon Science

IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG)

IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG)

 

Students collaborating with GASRIP

Peter Mackin

MSCi student at the University of Southampton
 
Peter is conducting a research on the Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical behaviour of basalt formations during CO2 storage under realistic shallow reservoir conditions

Aleksandra Zubkova

MSCi student at the University of Bremen
 
Aleksandra was a NOC visitor student from August to October 2018. During this period, she helped in the data acquisition during a brine-CO2 multiflow-through experiment in a reservoir formation sample (Corvio sandstone), and the data processing. The dataset generated will be of great relevance to improve the understanding of the combined geophysical and geomechanical aspects associated with CO2 storage activities.

Andrea Muñoz-Ibañez

PhD student at the University of La Coruña
 
Andrea was a NOC visitor student from March to June 2018. During this period, she conducted a brine-CO2 multiflow-through experiment in a synthetic sandstone sample containing fractures, performed a numerical thermo-hydro-chemical model to simulate the experiment, and prepared a paper that is now being considered for publication. Her work provides with a novel angle about multiflow through fractured reservoirs during CO2 storage. 
 
 

Collaboration with other research groups & institutions

GASRIP – STEMM-CCS – CHIMNEY

The project actively work with STEMM-CCS (H2020-LCE-2015-1) and CHIMNEY (NE/N016130/1), two large European CCS projects.
 

GASRIP – Gobierno de Canarias (GC) – University of La Laguna (ULL)

Fundamental research collaboration between GASRIP and the Canarian institutions GC and ULL, through Dr Luis Hernandez-Gutierrez (GC) and Dr Juan Carlos Santamarta, to assess the potential of basalt rocks in CCS. To this aim, 25 rock samples of high porosity/permeability have been selected to study how transport, elastic and mechanical properties are affected by high pressure low temperature CO2 injection activities.
 

GASRIP – University of A Coruna (UDC) 

Fundamental research collaboration between GASRIP and UDC, through Dr Jordi Delgado-Martin (UDC), to study salt precipitation effects on clean sandstones (Corvio sandstone) associated with CO2 injection in saline aquifer reservoirs. Corvio sandstone samples have been selected to be used for different experiments at the NOC. As part of this collaboration, the PhD student Andrea Muñoz-Ibáñez (UDC) has developed her research from March to June 2018 at the NOC, within the frame of GASRIP.

GASRIP – Colorado School of Mines (CSM)

Fundamental research collaboration between GASRIP and CSM is being developed, through Dr Manika Prasad (CSM). The aim is to use the facilities at the CSM to perform an experiment to visually identify and characterized the salt precipitation effect during CO2 injection in soft sediments. The first set of experiment was successfully conducted during the period 23 September - 13 October 2018.  

GASRIP – University of Utah(UU) – University of Edinburgh (UED) – University of Vermont (UV)

Fundamental research collaboration between GASRIP and UV and UED has been initiated. Furthermore, GASRIP is leading a session in the next AGU 2018 fall meeting (10-14 December, Washington, D.C.), together with the convenors Pania Newell (UU), Giorgos Papageorgiou (ED) and Ehsan Ghazanfari (UV). The session MR004 is entitled “Coupled processes in geological media and reservoirs: field observations, experimental and modelling”, and will focus on the coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechano-Chemical phenomena (THMCs) derived from CO2-fluid-rock interactions during CO2-injection and other engineering and scientific fields as nuclear waste repositories and alterations in fault zones.

GASRIP – OASIS

Fundamental research collaboration between GASRIP and the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo (UiO), Curtin University (CU), Colorado School of Mines (CSM), Norwegian Computing Center (NR), Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), through the project OASIS (Overburden Analysis and Seal Integrity Study for CO2 Sequestration in the North Sea). OASIS is focused on Smeaheia area, appointed as the full-chain CO2 storage site for the federal NORCCS project. Experimental work is being conducted to improve the understanding of the interactions between geophysical and mechanical behaviour of CO2 storage formation and cap rock.