The effect of cyclic subsurface hydrogen storage on the mechanical and transport properties of reservoir rocks
Hydrogen storage is a promising technology to account for fluctuations, e.g. seasonal, in the global energy demand. However, little is known about the response of the reservoir rocks to the related fluctuations in pore fluid pressure and chemistry. In particular, the mechanical and transport behaviour of the reservoir rocks are likely to be affected by such fluctuations. This project combines deformation experiments and imaging techniques such as electron microscopy and X-ray microtomography to understand such effects of hydrogen storage.
Dr. Sabine den Hartog
Prof. Andreas Busch
Dr. Kamal Singh
Dr. Jim Buckman