Three-phase CO2 flow in a basalt fracture network
Updated: Jan 23, 2019
Congratulations to Alec Giersynski (MS 2016) for his recent publication in Water Resources Research, vol. 53(11): https://doi.org/10.1002/2017WR021126
In this study, we combine LiDAR-based fracture network mapping with numerical modeling to understand how CO2 flows in natural basalt fractures. Resulst show that upwardly mobile CO2 tends to converge at fracture intersections. These results may have important implications for geologic CO2 sequestration in basalt reservoirs.