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Multiphase Flow of CO2 and Water in Reservoir Rocks

Start Date: September 2011
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Sally Benson, Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University

Annual Reports


  • Yang, Y., Yang, F., Hingerl, F. F., Xiao, X., Liu, Y., Wu, Z., Benson, S. M. & Pianetta, P. (2015). Registration of the rotation axis in X-ray tomography. Journal of synchrotron radiation, 22(2), 452-457.
  • Kuo, C. W., & Benson, S. M. (2015). Numerical and Analytical Study of Effects of Small Scale Heterogeneity on CO2/Brine Multiphase Flow System in Horizontal Corefloods. Advances in Water Resources.
  • F.Yang, F.F. Hingerl, X.Xiao, Y.Liu, Z.Wu, S. M. Benson, M.F. Toney, (2015). Extraction of Pore-Morphology and Capillary Pressure Curves of Porous Media from Synchrotron-Based Tomography Data, Scientific Reports, in press.
  • Krevor, S., Blunt, M. J., Benson, S. M., Pentland, C. H., Reynolds, C., Al-Menhali, A., & Niu, B. (2015). Capillary trapping for geologic carbon dioxide storage–From pore scale physics to field scale implications. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control.
  • Ruprecht, C., Pini, R., Falta, R., Benson, S., & Murdoch, L., 2014. Hysteretic trapping and relative permeability of CO2 in sandstone at reservoir conditions. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 27, 15-27.
  • Zuo, L., and S. M. Benson (2014), Process-dependent residual trapping of CO2 in sandstone, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 2820–2826.
  •  Krause, M., S. Krevor, and S. M. Benson. “A procedure for the accurate determination of sub-core scale permeability distributions with error quantification.” Transport in Porous Media 98, No. 3, 565-588 (2013).
  • Zuo, L., C. Zhang, R. W. Falta, and S. M. Benson. “Micromodel investigations of CO2 exsolution from carbonated water in sedimentary rocks.” Advances in Water Resources 53, 188-197 (2013).
  • “Strandli, C. W., and Benson, S. M., 2013. Identifying diagnostics for reservoir structure and CO2 plume migration from multilevel pressure measurements. Water Resources Research, 49(6), 3462-3475.”
  • “Pini , R. and S.M. Benson, 2013. Simultaneous Determination of Capillary Pressure and Relative Permeability Curves from Core-Flooding Experiments with Various Fluid Pairs, Water Resources Research, v. 49, 3516–3530, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20274, 2013.”
  • “Pini, R, and Sally M. Benson, 2013. Characterization and scaling of mesoscale heterogeneities in sandstones. Geophysical Research Letters 40.15: 3903-3908.”
  • “Li, B., H.A. Tchelepi, and S.M. Benson (2013). Influence of capillary-pressure models on CO2 solubility trapping, Adv. Water Resour., 62, 488-498.”

Updated July 2015