Ryan Payton

Ryan Payton

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Ryan Payton
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Start Year

2018 (Cohort 5)

Research interests:

Porous flow modelling, HPC, cloud technology, environmental contamination

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PhD Project
PhD Title
Numerical Modelling of Porous Reactive Flow: Carbon Capture and Sequestration in the Cheshire Basin
Research Theme
Environmental Pollution
Primary Supervisor

Saswata Hier-Majumder

Primary Institution
Secondary Supervisor

Anirban Basu

Secondary Institution
CASE Partner
British Geological Survey (BGS)
CASE Supervisor
Andrew Kingdon

This project focuses on high performance computational modelling of advection, diffusion and reaction in porous flow regimes. A unique approach to simulating porous flow evolution will be at the project’s core, solving the moving boundary problem to simulate the process of cementation and pore space clogging in response to chemical precipitation. The model will focus on microscale processes in porous chemical transport before being scaled up to produce core and reservoir scale models of fluid migration. These models will be applied to investigate the evolution of porosity and permeability in potential carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) reservoirs. This will allow for assessment of the Cheshire Basin, UK as a potential CCS site with the ability to assess other candidate reservoirs for use in CCS too. Drilling measurements and CT scans from the UKGEOS project will directly influence and validate the model. This project has the ability to have strong impacts on our understanding of how subsurface chemically reactive flows behave and what this means for the viability of onshore CCS in the UK. Consequently, there is a strong opportunity to influence policy decisions concerning appropriate and effective use of CCS.

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