Van Thi Hai Pham defended her PhD in CO2 storage on Simulations for forecasting the effects and behavior of injection CO2 in geological formations.
The dissertation was held at the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, February 15th 2013.
Her Supervisors during the PhD work has been:
Professor Per Aagaard, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo
Professor Bjørn Kvamme, University of Bergen
Dr. Ingrid Anne Munz, Norwegian Institute for Energy Technology
The effects and behavior of CO2 injection in geological formations for long term CO2 storage, can be forecasted in powerful simulation models. The distribution of CO2 plume, long-term behavior and the storage capacity in the rock could be roughly predicted and quantified.
CO2 trapped by different mechanisms could be also estimated by the simulations.
For example, with the study of reservoir in the Utsira Formation, 8000 years after injection, CO2 trapped in solution is estimated approximately 70%, assuming that mineral trapping is minor. CO2 trapped by residual trapping mechanism is ca. 1-3% and the free CO2 trapped cap-rock is ca.29%.
Read more at University of Oslos web pages here
Van Pham (to the right) defending her thesis on CO2 Storage; behaviour and effects of injection in gelogical formations for long term storage of CO2 (Photo: Dept. of geosciences, UiO)
Adjudication committee was:
Dr. Gunn Mari Grimsmo Teige, Statoil Research Centre in Trondheim,
Professor Andri Stefánsson, Faculty of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland
Associate Professor Jens S. Jahren, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo
Chair of defence : Professor Nils Roar Sælthun, University of Oslo