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

Geologic Carbon Sequestration Program Research Area:
Model Development

ESD scientists are the developers of the world-renowned TOUGH family of numerical reservoir simulators.  With TOUGH models for supercritical CO2 and water, reactive geochemical transport, geomechanics, and a host of other modules, the TOUGH codes are being used widely in the GCS research community today and enhancements are ongoing.  ESD also develops and applies inverse modeling using iTOUGH2, including parameter estimation, sensitivity analysis, and uncertainty analysis.  In addition, ESD researchers are developing conceptual models and numerical implementations for pilot project design and data interpretation.