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The Benson Lab is a research group in the department of Energy Resources Engineering. We investigate fundamental characteristics of carbon dioxide storage in geologic formations as well as low-carbon energy system modeling and optimization as means of climate change mitigation. 

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Aug 4 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Ni! The title to her dissertation is: Quantifying CO2 capillary heterogeneity trapping through experiments, data analysis, and simulation.
Jul 2 2020
The topic of the lecture: The influence of geological heterogeneity on CO2 plume migration and trapping You can watch this online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dbd0gVLHyo8
Apr 15 2020
During this special time, Benson lab stays connected and continues with exciting researches.

Publications

2021

Reliability of Relative Permeability Measurements for Heterogeneous Rocks Using Horizontal Core Flood Experiments

Kuo, Chia-Wei, and Sally M. Benson. 2021. “Reliability of Relative Permeability Measurements for Heterogeneous Rocks Using Horizontal Core Flood Experiments.” SUSTAINABILITY 13 (5). MDPI.

10.3390/su13052744

An improved procedure for sub-core property characterization using data from multiple coreflooding experiments

Anto-Darkwah, E., S. M. Benson, and A. Rabinovich. 2021. “An Improved Procedure for Sub-Core Property Characterization Using Data from Multiple Coreflooding Experiments.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL 105. ELSEVIER SCI LTD.

10.1016/j.ijggc.2020.103226

Towards a predictor for CO2 plume migration using deep neural networks

Wen, Gege, Meng Tang, and Sally M. Benson. 2021. “Towards a Predictor for CO2 Plume Migration Using Deep Neural Networks.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL 105.

10.1016/j.ijggc.2020.103223