Modelling Carbon Sequestration Processes

IAM-PIMS Distinguished Colloquium
March 5, 2012 11:00 pm

Speaker:  Prof. Andy Woods, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Location:  LSK 301

Intended Audience:  Public

In this talk we will present a series of models of the motion of CO2 following injection into the subsurface, including models of the migration of a buoyant plume as it experiences capillary trapping, drainage and dissolution in a heterogeneous rock. The models will focus on identifying leakage pathways and the fraction of the CO2 which may leak from the system. We will also present models of the dynamics of near surface leakage including possible lake eruptions driven by CO2 seeps.

Professor Andy Woods has research interests in a wide range of fluid mechanical problems, ranging from the dynamics of explosive volcanic systems and natural ventilation to oil recovery, geothermal energy and carbon sequestration. He has been a Green Scholar at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and won several prestigious awards including the Marcello Carapezza Prize and the Wagner Medal. He is currently the B.P. Professor of Applied Mathematics and Geophysics at the University of Cambridge, as well as the Director of the B.P. Institute for Multiphase Flow.