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Barry Freifeld's Publications

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Selected Journal Publications

  1. Freifeld, B. M., 2009, The U-tube: a new paradigm in borehole fluid sampling, Scientific Drilling, 8, doi:10.2204/
  2. Freifeld, B. M ., Finsterle, S., Onstott, T. C., Toole P., and Pratt, L. M., 2008, Ground surface temperature reconstructions: using in situ estimates for thermal conductivity acquired with a fiber-optic distributed thermal perturbation sensor, Geophys. Res. Lett. 35, L14309, doi:10.1029/2008GL034762, LBNL-1755E .
  3. Rutqvist J., B. Freifeld, K.-B. Min, D. Elsworth, and Y. Tsang, 2008, Analysis of thermally induced changes in fractured rock permeability during 8 years of heating and cooling at the Yucca Mountain Drift Scale Test. Int J Rock Mech Mining Sci, doi:10.1016/j.ijrmms.2008.01.016.
  4. Doughty, C., B. M. Freifeld, and R. C. Trautz, 2008, Site characterization for CO2 geologic storage and vice versa: the Frio brine pilot, Texas, USA as a case study,  Environ Geol 54:1635–1656, doi:10.1007/s00254-007-0942-0.
  5. Kneafsey, T.J., L. Tomutsa, G.J. Moridis, Y. Seol, B.M. Freifeld, C.E. Taylor and A. Gupta, 2007, Methane hydrate formation and dissociation in a partially saturated core-scale sand sample, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 56, pp. 108–126
  6. Freifeld, B. M. & Trautz, R. C., 2006, Real-time quadrupole mass spectrometer analysis of gas in borehole fluid samples acquired using the U-tube sampling methodology. Geofluids 6 (3), 217-224. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-8123.2006.00138.x
  7. Su, G.W., Freifeld, B.M., Oldenburg, C.M., Jordan, P.D. & Daley, P.F. , 2006, Interpreting velocities from heat-based flow sensors by numerical simulation, Ground Water, 44 (3), 386-393. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2005.00147.x
  8. Hovorka, S.D., Benson, S.M., Doughty, C., Freifeld, B.M., Sakurai, S., Daley, T.M., Kharaka, Y.K., Holtz, M.H., Trautz, R.C., Nance, H.S., Myer, L.R., and Knauss, K.G., 2006, Measuring permanence of CO2 storage in saline formations -the Frio experiment: Environmental Geosciences, v. 13, p. 105-121.
  9. Kharaka Y.K., Cole D.R., Hovorka S.D., Gunter W.D., Knauss K.G., and Freifeld, B.M. (2006) Gas-water-rock interactions in Frio Formation following CO2 injection: Implications for the storage of greenhouse gases in sedimentary basins. Geology: Vol. 34, No. 7 pp. 577–580.
  10. Freifeld, B.M.; Kneafsey, T.J., and Rack, F., 2006, “On-Site Geologic Core Analysis Using a Portable X-ray Computed Tomographic System,” From: Rothwell, R.G., 2006, New Techniques in Sediment Core Analysis. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 267, 165–178. 0305-8719/06/, The Geological Society of London.
  11. Freifeld, B.M., Trautz, R.C., Yousif K.K., Phelps, T.J., Myer, L.R., Hovorka, S.D., and Collins, D., 2005, The U-Tube: A novel system for acquiring borehole fluid samples from a deep geologic CO2 sequestration experiment, J. Geophys. Res., 110, B10203, doi:10.1029/2005JB003735.
  12. Cook, P. J., Salve, R., Freifeld, B. M. and Tsang, Y. T., 2003, A measurement system for systematic hydrological characterization of unsaturated fractured welded tuff in a mined underground tunnel. Ground Water (41) 4.
  13. Freifeld, B. M. and C.M.Oldenberg, 2000, The restricted interval Guelph permeameter: theory and application, Water Resources Research, 36 (6) 1373-1380.

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