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Victor Vilarrasa's Publications

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Journal Publications

    1. Pool, M., Carrera, J., Vilarrasa, V., Silva, O. and Ayora, C., 2013. Dynamics and design of systems of injecting dissolved CO2. Advances in Water Resources, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2013.10.001.
    2. Saaltink, M. W., Vilarrasa, V., de Gaspari, F., Silva, O., Carrera, J. and Rotting, T. S., 2013. A method for incorporating equilibrium chemical reactions into multiphase flow models for CO2 storage. Advances in Water Resources, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2013.09.013. 
    3. Vilarrasa, V., Silva, O., Carrera, J. and Olivella, S., 2013. Liquid CO2 injection for geological storage in deep saline aquifers. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 14: 84-96.
    4. Vilarrasa, V., Carrera, J., Bolster, D. and Dentz, M.,  2013. Semianalytical solution for CO2 plume shape and pressure evolution during CO2 injection in deep saline formations. Transport In Porous Media, 97: 43-65.
    5. de Simone, S., Vilarrasa, V., Carrera, J., Alcolea, A. and Meier, P., 2013. Thermal coupling may control mechanical stability of geothermal reservoirs during cold water injection. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 64: 117-126.
    6. Vilarrasa, V., Carrera, J. and Olivella, S., 2013. Hydromechanical characterization of CO2 injection sites. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2012.11.014.
    7. Pujades, E., Carrera, J., Vázquez-Suñé, E., Jurado, A., Vilarrasa, V. and Mascuñano-Salvador, E.,  2012. Hydraulic Characterization of Diaphragm Walls for Cut and Cover Tunneling. Engineering Geology, 125: 1-10.
    8. Jurado, A., de Gaspari, F., Vilarrasa, V., Bolster, D., Sánchez-Vila, X., Fernández-García, D. and Tartakovsky, D.M., 2012. Probabilistic Assessment of Groundwater-Related Risks at Subsurface Excavation Sites. Engineering Geology, 125: 35-44.
    9. Vilarrasa, V., Olivella, S. and Carrera, J., 2011. Geomechanical stability of the caprock during CO2 sequestration in deep saline aquifers. Energy Procedia, 4: 5306-5313.
    10. Vilarrasa, V., Carrera, J., Jurado, A., Pujades E. and Vázquez-Suñé, E., 2011. A Methodology for Characterizing the Hydraulic Effectiveness of an Annular Low-Permeability Barrier. Engineering Geology, 120: 68-80.
    11. Vilarrasa, V., Koyama, T., Neretnieks, I. and Jing, L., 2011. Shear-induced flow channels in a single rock fracture and their effect on solute transport, Transport In Porous Media, 87: 503-523.
    12. Vilarrasa, V., Bolster, D., Olivella, S. and Carrera, J., 2010. Coupled Hydromechanical Modeling of CO2 Sequestration in Deep Saline Aquifers. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 4: 910-919.
    13. Vilarrasa, V., Bolster, D., Dentz, M., Olivella, S. and Carrera, J., 2010. Effects of CO2 Compressibility on CO2 Storage in Deep Saline Aquifers. Transport In Porous Media, 85: 619-639.

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      Conference Abstracts

        1. Vilarrasa, V., Rutqvist, J. and Zheng, L., 2013. Implementation and application of a dual structure model for simulating the behavior of expansive soils. 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, 9-13 December 2013.
        2. Vilarrasa, V., Carrera, J., Silva, O. and Olivella, S., 2013. Impacts of cold CO2 injection in deep saline aquifers on the rock mechanical integrity. Americal Rock Mechanics Association 47th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, California, USA, 23-26 June 2013, p. 13-253. 
        3. de Simone, S., Vilarrasa, V., Carrera, J., Alcolea, A. and Meier, P., 2013. Thermo-hydro-mechanical modeling of water circulation in a geothermal reservoir. Conference on Technological and Hydrogeological Aspects of Geothermal Resources, Barcelona, Spain, 18-19 April 2013.
        4.  de Simone, S., Vilarrasa, V., Carrera, J., Alcolea, A. and Meier, P., 2013.Modeling the effects of hydraulic stimulation on geothermal reservoir. EGU 2013, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 15, Vienna, Austria, 7-12 April 2013.
        5. Carrera, J., Vilarrasa, V., Silva, O.,  Rötting, T. and Olivella, S., 2012. CO2 injection, better liquid than supercritical. 3rd French-Spanish Symposium on Geological Storage of CO2, Orleans, France, 17-19 October 2012.
        6. Vilarrasa, V., Olivella, S., Silvia, O. and Carrera, J., 2012. Non-isothermal simulation of CO2 storage in deep saline deformable formations. European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, Vienna, Austria, 10-14 September 2012.
        7. Vilarrasa, V., Olivella, S., Silva, O. and Carrera, J., 2012. Coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical modelling of CO2 injection in deep saline aquifers. Proceedings of 2nd Workshop on Advanced Scientific Results from IDAEA, CSIC, Roquetes, Tarragona, Spain, 14-16 May 2012.
        8. de Simone, S., Vilarrasa, V., Carrera, J., Alcolea, A. and Meier, P., 2012. Coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical modelling of cold water injection in a fractured hot rock. Proceedings of 2nd Workshop on Advanced Scientific Results from IDAEA, CSIC, Roquetes, Tarragona, Spain, 14-16 May 2012.
        9. Vilarrasa, V., Olivella, S., Silva, O. and Carrera, J., 2012. Extension of CODE_BRIGHT to simulate non-isothermal CO2 injection in deep saline aquifers. Proceedings of 4th Workshop of CODE_BRIGHT Users, UPC, Barcelona, Spain, 3 May 2012.
        10. de Simone, S., Vilarrasa, V., Carrera, J., Alcolea, A. and Meier, P., 2012. Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical simulation of geothermal reservoir stimulation. Proceedings of 4th Workshop of CODE_BRIGHT Users, UPC, Barcelona, Spain, 3 May 2012.
        11. Saaltink, M., Vilarrasa, V., de Gaspari, F., Silva, O. and Carrera, J., 2012. A method for incorporating chemicals reactions into CODE_BRIGHT. Proceedings of 4th Workshop of CODE_BRIGHT Users, UPC, Barcelona, Spain, 3 May 2012.
        12. Vilarrasa, V., Carrera, J. and Olivella, S., 2012. High pressure injection test for hydromechanical and onset of induced microseismicity characterization of CO2 injection sites. EGU 2012, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 14, Vienna, Austria, 22-27 April 2012.
        13. Vilarrasa, V., Olivella, S., Silvia, O. and Carrera, J., 2012. Numerical simulation of non-isothermal CO2 injection using the thermo-hydro-mechanical code CODE_BRIGHT. EGU 2012, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 14, Vienna, Austria, 22-27 April 2012.
        14. de Simone, S., Vilarrasa, V., Carrera, J., Alcolea, A. and Meier, P., 2012. Fracture instability caused by cold water injection. EGU 2012, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 14, Vienna, Austria, 22-27 April 2012.
        15. Pool, M., Vilarrasa, V. and Carrera, J., 2012. Dynamics of dissolved CO2 injection systems: optimal design. EGU 2012, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 14, Vienna, Austria, 22-27 April 2012.
        16. Saaltink, M., Vilarrasa, V., de Gaspari, F., Silva, O. and Carrera, J., 2012. A method for incorporating chemicals reactions into multiphase flow models for CO2 injection. EGU 2012, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 14, Vienna, Austria, 22-27 April 2012.
        17. Carrera, J., Silva, O., Rötting, T., Vilarrasa, V., Carbonell, R., Pérez-Estaún, A. and CIUDEN’s research group, 2011. Instrumentation and monitoring techniques at the Hontomín CO2 injection site (Spain). 2nd Spanish-French Symposium on Geological Storage of CO2, Ponferrada, Spain, 24-26 October 2011.
        18. Carrera, J., Cubillo, B., de Gaspari, F., Martínez, L., Rötting, T., Silva, O., Slooten, L. J. and Vilarrasa, V, 2011. Hydrological and hydrogeochemical characterization tests planned at the Hontomín CO2 storage Technology Demonstration Plant (Spain). 2nd Spanish-French Symposium on Geological Storage of CO2, Ponferrada, Spain, 24-26 October 2011.
        19. Vilarrasa, V., Olivella, S. and Carrera, J., 2011. Coupled Hydromechanical Processes during CO2 Sequestration in Deep Saline Aquifers. IV International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering, Kos Islands, Greece, 20-22 June 2011.
        20. Vilarrasa, V., Olivella, S. and Carrera, J., 2011. Hydromechanical behaviour of the aquifer and caprock under high pressure injection. 6th Trondheim CCS Conference, Trondheim, Norway, 14-16 June, 2011.
        21. Silva, O., Carrera, J. and Vilarrasa, V., 2011. An efficient injection concept for the geological storage of CO2. 6th Trondheim CCS Conference, Trondheim, Norway, 14-16 June, 2011.
        22. Carrera, J., Silva, O., Rötting, T., Carbonell, R., Vilarrasa, V., Pérez-Estaún, A. and CIUDEN’s Research Group, 2011. Characterization and working programme of Hontomin CO2 injection site (Spain). Monitoring, Hydrogeochemical Characterization and Injection Tests. 6th Trondheim CCS Conference, Trondheim, Norway, 14-16 June, 2011.
        23. Vilarrasa, V., Olivella, S. and Carrera, J., 2011. CO2 Injection in Deep Saline Sloping Aquifers Through a Vertical Well. Proceedings of 3rd Workshop of CODE_BRIGHT Users, UPC, Barcelona, Spain, 2 June 2011.
        24. Vilarrasa, V., Olivella, S. and Carrera, J., 2011. Hydromechanical Characterization Test for CO2 Sequestration in Deep Saline Aquifers. EGU 2011, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 13, Vienna, Austria, 3-8 April 2011.
        25. Jurado, A., de Gaspari, F., Vilarrasa, V., Sánchez-Vila, X., Fernández-García, D., Tartakovsky, D.M. and Bolster, D., 2010. A Probabilistic Risk Assessment of Groundwater-Related Risks at Excavation sites. 2010 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, 13-17 December 2010.
        26. Vilarrasa, V., Olivella, S. and Carrera, J., 2010. Effects of the initial stress state on the geomechanical stability of the caprock during CO2 sequestration in deep saline aquifers. 1st French-Spanish Symposium on Geological Storage of CO2, Pau, France, 22-24 November 2010.
        27. Vilarrasa, V., Olivella, S. and Carrera, J., 2010. Geomechanical stability of the caprock during CO2 sequestration in deep saline aquifers. 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 19-23 September 2010.
        28. Vilarrasa, V., Olivella, S. and Carrera, J., 2010. Caprock hydromechanical changes during CO2 sequestration in deep saline aquifers. XVIII International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources, Barcelona, Spain, 21-24 June 2010.
        29. Vilarrasa, V., Olivella, S. and Carrera, J., 2010. Coupled hydromechanical modelling of CO2 injection in deep saline aquifers. Proceedings of 1st Workshop on Advanced Scientific Results from IDAEA, CSIC, Blanes, Barcelona, Spain, 9-11 June 2010.
        30. Vilarrasa, V., Bolster, D., Olivella, S. and Carrera, J., 2010. Coupled Hydromechanical Modelling of Radial CO2 Injection in Deep Saline Aquifers. Proceedings of 2nd Workshop of CODE_BRIGHT Users, UPC, Barcelona, Spain, 6-7 May 2010.
        31. Vilarrasa, V., Bolster, D., Dentz, M., Olivella, S. and Carrera, J., 2010. Semianalytical solution for CO2 plume and pressure evolution during injection of compressible CO2 in deep saline aquifers. Conference CCS Ready to go?, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 19-22 April de 2010.
        32. Jurado, A., de Gaspari, F., Vilarrasa, V., Bolster, D., Sánchez-Vila, X., Fernández-García, D., Vázquez-Suñé, E. and Tartakovsky, D.M., 2009. Probabilistic Risk Analysis of Groundwater Related Problems in Subterranean Excavations. 2009 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, 14-18 December 2009 (Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl.).
        33. Vilarrasa, V., Olivella, S. and Carrera, J., 2009. Coupled Hydromechanical Modeling of CO2 Sequestration in Deep Saline Aquifers. EGU 2009, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, Vienna, Austria, 19-24 April 2009.
        34. Vilarrasa, V., Vázquez-Suñé, E., Carrera, J., Jurado, A. and Pujades, E., 2009. A method for characterizing the hydraulic effectiveness of annular low-permeability enclosures. Proceedings of the Symposium on Water and Infrastructures in Underground Media, Barcelona, Spain, 103-109.
        35. Vilarrasa, V., Jurado, A., Vázquez-Suñé, E., Carrera, J. and Pujades, E., 2009. Modeling as a key element in the hydrogeological monitoring of the Spanish High Speed Train – Stretch La Torrassa - Sants. Proceedings of the Symposium on Water and Infrastructures in Underground Media, Barcelona, Spain, 235-241.
        36. Jurado, A., Pujades, E., Vilarrasa, V., Vázquez-Suñé, E. and Carrera, J., 2009. Development of a method for solving the drainage of excavations between diaphragm walls. Proceedings of the Symposium on Water and Infrastructures in Underground Media, Barcelona, Spain, 55-61.
        37. Pujades, E., Mascuñano-Salvador, E., Jurado, A., Vilarrasa, V., Vázque-Suñé, E. and Carrera, J., 2009. Detection of open joints in drained linear excavations. Proceedings of the Symposium on Water and Infrastructures in Underground Media, Barcelona, Spain, 71-77.
        38. Vilarrasa, V. and Carrera, J., 2008. Hydrogeology and civil engineering: the role of jet-grouting. Workshop Challenges in Hydrogeology Modeling and Investigation Techniques as Support for Groundwater Management and Protection, Murighiol, Romania, 8-10 October 2008.
        39. Koyama, T., Vilarrasa, V. and Jing L., 2006. Tracer transport in a rough rock fracture during shear – a numerical study. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Coupled T-H-M-C Processes in Geo-Systems: Fundamentals, Modeling, Experiments and Applications, GeoProc 2006, Nanjing, China, 575-580.

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          Seminars

            1. 'Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Impacts of Geologic Carbon Storage in Deep Saline Formations', Earth Sciences Division's Modeling Forum, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA, 3 April 2013. Hydromechanical Characterization for site selection in CO2 permanent storage in deep saline aquifers’, UPC-CSIC Hydrogeology Group Seminar, Barcelona, Spain, 23 June 2011.
            2. ‘Geomechanics in CO2 Sequestration in Deep Saline Aquifers’, UPC-CSIC Hydrogeology Group Seminar, Barcelona, Spain, 18 February 2010.
            3. ‘Effects of CO2 Compressibility on CO2 Storage in Deep Saline Aquifers’ en el Seminar of the SUPRI-B Group of the Energy Resources Engineering Department, Stanford University, California, USA, 1 December 2009.
            4.  ‘Coupled Hydromechanical Modeling of CO2 Sequestration in Deep Saline Aquifers’ Seminar of the Hydrogeology Department, Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA, 24 November 2009.
            5. ‘Coupled Hydromechanical Modeling of CO2 Sequestration in Deep Saline Aquifers’ UPC-CSIC Hydrogeology Group Seminar, Barcelona, Spain, 5 February 2009.

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