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PhD - Carbon Sequestration : Trapping Efficiency in Heterogeneous Rocks (Fully Funded)

Fully funded Case PhD Award

Carbon Sequestration : Trapping Efficiency in Heterogeneous Rocks Supervisor: Prof Andy Woods BP Institute, University of Cambridge

Carbon Sequestration involves the injection of CO2 into subsurface aquifers and other porous layers in order to store CO2 produced as the product of combustion. A major challenge for sequstration is the prediction of the fraction of the pore space which may be accessed by injection of CO2 and hence which will be available for carbon storage.

This project will involve the development of models and laboratory experiments to explore the trapping efficiency of various types of permeable rock when CO2 is injected into the rock. The work will build from several models of carbon sequestration but focussing on this critical aspect of sequestration.

The student will have access to historical data sets, and will be able to interact with the BP carbon sequestration team as well as being part of a large research effort into carbon sequestration in the BP Institute and more broadly the University of Cambridge.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3.5 years in the first instance.

For further information, please contact Andy Woods (

Please quote reference LB15370 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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