New BIGCCS PhD – Amir Taheri

Amir Taheri successfully defended his PhD thesis on June 22, 2015. The title of the dissertation was «Experimental and Numerical Study of Density-Driven Natural Convection Mechanism during Storage of CO2 in brine aquifers». The assessment committee consisted of: Dr. Andy Chadwick, British Geological Survey, Research Director Arne Skauge, Uni Research AS and Adjunct Professor Jan Åge Stensen, NTNU. The title of the public lecture was «How induced fracturing may affect fluid flow during injection».

Supervisor have been Professor Ole Torsæter, NTNU and co-supervisors Senior Researcher Dag Wessel-Berg, SINTEF and Professor Jon Kleppe, NTNU.


From left: Jan Åge Stensen (SINTEF), Jon Kleppe (NTNU), Ole Torsæter (NTNU), Safoura Taheri, Amir Taheri, Dag Wessel-Berg (SINTEF), Arne Skauge (UNI Research), and Andy Chadwick (BGS).

An article presenting parts of Amir’s work was published on the BIGCCS Web page in May 2015 – link. The article includes links to Youtube videos showing experiments about density-driven natural convection mechanism in Hele-Shaw cell geometries using CO2 gas phase and brine.