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

Geologic Carbon Sequestration Program Research Area:
Geochemistry/Geophysics Theory and Analysis

The scale of GCS is an unprecedented injection activity which demands analysis on a wide range of length and time scales.  ESD scientists apply their expertise in (bio)geochemistry, geomechanics, geophysics, and hydrology to model and analyze trapping processes, impacts of CO2 on groundwater, pressure propagation, brine displacement, and other processes resulting from large-scale CO2 injection.