Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Large-Scale Hydrological Impacts of Geological CO2 Storage Publications

Journal Publications

  1. Cihan, A., J.T. Birkholzer, and Q. Zhou, 2013. Pressure buildup and brine migration in CO2 storage systems with multiple leakage pathways: Application of a new analytical solution, Ground Water,   51(2), 252–267,  doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2012.00972.x

  2. BIRKHOLZER, J.T., CIHAN, A., ZHOU, Q. (2012): Impact-Driven Pressure Management Via Targeted Brine Extraction – Conceptual Studies of CO2 Storage in Saline Formations, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 7, pp. 168-180.

  3. CIHAN, A., ZHOU, Q., BIRKHOLZER, J.T. (2011): Analytical Solutions for Pressure Perturbation and Fluid Leakage through Aquitards and Wells in Multilayered Aquifer Systems, Water Resources Research, 47, W10504, doi:10.1029/2011WR010721.

  4. BIRKHOLZER, J.T., NICOT, J.P., OLDENBURG, C.M., ZHOU, Q., KRAEMER, S., BANDILLA, K.W. (2011): Brine Flow up a Borehole Caused by Pressure Perturbation from CO2 Storage: Static and Dynamic Evaluations, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 5(4), pp. 850-861.

  5. ZHOU, Q., BIRKHOLZER, J.T. (2011): On the Scale and Magnitude of Pressure Buildup Induced by Large-Scale Geologic Storage of CO2, Greenhouse Gases – Science and Technology, 1, pp. 11-20.

  6. PRUESS, K., BIRKHOLZER, J.T., ZHOU, Q. (2010): Mathematical Models as Tools for Probing Long-term Safety of CO2 Storage, In “Developments and Innovation in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Technology”, M.M. Maroto-Valer (Editor), Nottingham, Woodhead Publishing.

  7. ZHOU, Q., BIRKHOLZER, J.T., MEHNERT, E., LIN, Y.-F., ZHANG, K. (2010): Modeling Basin- and Plume-Scale Processes of CO2 Storage for Full-Scale Deployment, Ground Water, 48(4), pp. 494-514.

  8. BIRKHOLZER, J.T., ZHOU, Q. (2009): Basin-Scale Hydrogeologic Impacts of CO2 Storage: Capacity and Regulatory Implications, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 3(6), pp. 745-756.

  9. ZHOU, Q., BIRKHOLZER, J.T., Tsang, C.-F. (2009): A Semi-Analytical Solution for Large-Scale Injection-Induced Pressure Perturbation and Leakage in a Laterally Bounded Aquifer-Aquitard System, Transport in Porous Media, 78(1), pp. 127-148.

  10. BIRKHOLZER, J.T., ZHOU, Q., TSANG, C.-F. (2009): Large-scale Impact of CO2 Storage in Deep Saline Aquifers: a Sensitivity Study on the Pressure Response in Stratified Systems, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 3(2), pp. 181-194.

  11. ZHOU, Q., BIRKHOLZER, J.T., Tsang, C.-F., Rutqvist, J. (2008): A Method for Quick-Assessment of CO2 Storage Capacity in Closed and Semi-Closed Porous Formations, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 2, pp. 626-629, doi: 10.1016/j.ijgcc.2008.02.004.

  12. RUTQVIST, J., BIRKHOLZER, J.T., TSANG, C.-F. (2008): Coupled Reservoir–Geomechanical Analysis of the Potential for Tensile and Shear Failure Associated with CO2 Injection in Multilayered Reservoir–Caprock Systems, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, doi: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2007.4.006.

  13. RUTQVIST, J., BIRKHOLZER, J.T., CAPPA, F., TSANG, C.-F. (2007): Estimating Maximum Sustainable Injection Pressure during Geological Sequestration of CO2 using Coupled Fluid Flow and Geomechanical Fault-Slip Analysis, Energy Conversion and Management Journal, 48(6), pp. 1798-1807.