Fall 2014
George Guthrie
Department of Energy, NETL
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

 

Predicting the Behavior of CO2 Storage Reservoirs: Informing Early Decisions That Rely on Uncertain Natural Systems

This seminar will discuss the use of science-based prediction to quantify the behavior of natural systems, a critical need that cross-cuts most energy options. The primary focus will be on predicting the long-term performance of CO2 reservoirs, with a focus on factors that tie to potential risks. But the seminar will also touch on the broader applications to a range of engineered-natural systems.

Biosketch

Dr. George Guthrie is the focus area leader for geological and environmental sciences at DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory. As such, he leads NETL’s intramural research activities across a range of fossil-energy related challenges, including CO2 storage, unconventional fossil fuels (including CO2-EOR and shale-gas), deepwater hydrocarbon resources, and methane hydrates. Prior to NETL, he spent ~20 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory. As technical director for the National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP), he also leads a multi-national-lab initiative to use DOE’s broad capabilities in science-based predictions to quantify potential risks for engineered-natural systems.