Electrokinetic and poroelastic characterization of porous media application to CO2 storage monitoring
On March 12, 2018 Alex Kirichek successfully defended his PhD thesis on the electro-kinetic and poro-elastic characterization of porous media. Alex conducted his research at Delft University of Technology and his work presents a significant contribution to the theoretical understanding of the electrical and elastic behavior of reservoir rock upon drainage with either CO2 or Brine. In addition to his theoretical work Alex conducted a relevant set of experiments that confirmed the value of the models and proved on a lab scale, that changes in electrical and elastic properties can be related to changes in CO2 and Brine saturation in the reservoir.
Please download his thesis here.
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