flow and reaction

in Geologic systems


Our group combines experimentation, imaging and modelling to study multiphase flow and reactive transport in geologic systems with applications to CO2 storage, petroleum engineering and earth and planetary sciences 

Now Recruiting Phd Positions to start Autumn 2018:

  1. iCASE studentship with BP on Low Salinity Flooding (Link)

  2. Digital Rock Petrophysics (Link)

  1. January, 2018 - New Paper! Reynolds et al., (2018) Multiphase flow characteristics of heterogeneous rocks from CO2 storage reservoirs in the United Kingdom, Water Resources Research and pre print

  1. December, 2017 - Come see us at the AGU Fall Meeting: (1) Tues 8-12am H21G-1574 Core analysis of heterogeneous rocks (2) Wed 9:15 H31M-06 Convective dissolution in 3D (3) Thurs 14:10 H43M-03 on flow and trapping in UK reservoirs

  1. November, 2017 - New Paper! Kolster et al., (2017) CO2 enhanced oil recovery: a catalyst for gigatonne-scale carbon capture and storage deployment?

  1. November, 2017 - New Paper! Kolster et al., (2017) The impact of time-varying CO2 injection rate on large scale storage in the UK Bunter Sandstone

  1. October, 2017 - Welcome to Catherine Spurin, the most recent PhD candidate to join the lab!

  1. September, 2017 - New research funding! ELEGANCY - Enabling a Low-Carbon Economy via Hydrogen and CCS through the European Council ERA-NET ACT program 

  1. September, 2017 - New Paper! Agada et al., (2017) The impact of energy

systems demands on pressure limited CO2 storage in the Bunter Sandstone

of the UK Southern North

  1. July, 2017 - New paper! Reynolds et al. (2017) Dynamic fluid

connectivity during steady-state multiphase flow in a sandstone

  1. July, 2017 - Welcome to Gaetano Garfi, our newest PhD candidate

to join the lab!

  1. May, 2017 - New paper!!! Boon et al. (2017) Observations of the impact of rock heterogeneity on solute spreading and mixing

  1. May, 2017 - Congratulations to Maartje Boon on the successful defence of her PhD viva! 

  1. May, 2017 - Group members Simon Franchini and Rebecca Liyanage will be presenting at Interpore Annual Meeting

  1. April, 2017 - New funding!!! We are a part of the team selected to lead the next phase of the UK CCS Research Centre 

  1. April, 2017 - Clea Kolster and Sam Krevor are presenting at the UKCCSRC Biannual Meeting

  1. April, 2017 - Sam Krevor is presenting an invited talk at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco

  1. January, 2017 - Welcome to the newest addition to the lab! Dr. Samuel Jackson

  1. January, 2017 - Sam Krevor is presenting at the BP Institute Seminar Series in Cambridge

  1. December, 2016 - Clea Kolster is presenting at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, CA

  1. November, 2016 - Simeon Agada, Ali Al-Menhali, Rebecca Liyanage, and Sam Krevor are presenting at the GHGT-13 in Lausanne, Switzerland

  1. November, 2016 - Ali Al-Menhali has won the Best Dissertation of the Year Award at the 2016 Adu Dhabi International Petroleum and Exhibition Conference

  1. October, 2016 - Sam Krevor is giving the departmental seminar for the University of Edinburgh School of Geosciences 

  1. August, 2016 - Published in  Environmental Science & Technology: Pore scale observations of trapped CO2 in mixed-wet carbonate rock: Applications to Storage in oil fields

  1. August, 2016 - Congratulations to Ali Al-Menhali and Peter Lai for a successful PhD defense!!!

  1. August, 2016 - Simon Franchini, Maartje Boon, and Sam Krevor are presenting posters at the Gordon Research Conference on Flow & Transport in Permeable Media in Catalunya, Spain

  1. July, 2016 - Published in Advances in Water Resources: Boon et al. Observations of 3D transverse dispersion in natural consolidated rock

  1. July, 2016 - Maartje Boon is presenting at the Goldschmidt Conference in Yokohama, Japan

  1. June, 2016 - Congratulations Ali Al-Menhali for winning the SPWLA Best Student Paper constest in the category of PhD candidates !!!

  1. June, 2016 - Ali Al-Menhali is presenting at the 57th SWPLA symposium in Reykjavik, Iceland 

  1. June, 2016 - Congratulations to Catriona Reynolds for a successful PhD defense!!!

  1. May, 2016 - New research project award! £7.8M from Shell to study digital rock petrophysics

  1. May, 2016 - Maartje Boon is presenting at Interpore in Cincinnati, Ohio presentation 1549

  1. May, 2016 - Simeon Agada and Sam Krevor are presenting at the EAGE/EUROPEC in Vienna, Austria

  1. March, 2016 - Carl Steefel and Jennifer Druhan visit to give the CrunchFlow Workshop

  1. March, 2016 - Peter Lai is presenting at the EAGE-SCA international symposium on Digital Rock Physics and Applications - Wednesday March 30, 10:15 AM

  1. March, 2016 - New research project award! £2M from NERC to study migration pathways for CO2 from UK North Sea reservoirs through heterogeneous overburden

  1. February, 2016 - New research project award! £186,000 from Statoil to study CO2 storage in the Norwegian North Sea

  1. February, 2016 - Congratulations to Krevor et al. for the publication of The Impact of Reservoir Conditions and Rock Heterogeneity on CO2-Brine Flow in Permeable Sandstone in the 2015 Best of the SCA volume of Petrophysics 

  1. January, 2016 - Congratulations to Maartje Boon for winning an Outstanding Student Paper Award at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting

  1. January, 2016 - Congratulations to Ali Al-Menhali for the publication of Capillary trapping of CO2 in Oil Reservoirs in Environmental Science & Technology

  1. December, 2015 - Come find us at the AGU! Talks - Thurs. 14:20 H43L-03, Fri. 17:30 H54C-07, Posters - Tues. PM H23D-1613, Thurs. AM H41D-1337 and H41C-1304

  1. December, 2015 - Check out Ali Al-Menhali presenting at the IPTC 2015 in Doha, Qatar - Papers 18331 (Tues. PM) and 18320 (Wed. 8am) on wetting and capillary trapping in mixed wet rocks

  1. November, 2015 - Congratulations to Cat Reynolds for publication of Characterising flow behavior for gas injection: Relative permeability of CO2-brine and N2-water in heterogeneous rocks in Water Resources Research

  1. October, 2015 - Cat Reynolds, Sam Krevor chair the QCCSRC  UK CCS Research Centre Symposium Flow and

Transport for CO2 Storage

  1. October, 2015 - Welcome to new our new postdoc, Simeon Agada, and new PhD students Olivia Sloan, Simon Franchini, and Claire Veillard

  1. September, 2015 - Congratulations to Al-Menhali et al.

for publication of Capillarity and wetting of carbon dioxide and brine in Berea sandstone during drainage

at reservoir conditions in Water Resources Research

  1. August, 2015 - Maartje Boon and Peter Lai are presenting at the Goldschmidt 2015: 3D Observations of chemical transport 13d on Wed, Dual Energy micro CT for mineral ID 10g Poster on Wed, Mineral specific pore scale characterisation 15f on Thurs

  1. July, 2015 - Congratulations to Lai et al. (2015) for publication of Pore scale heterogeneity in the mineral distribution and reactive surface area in Chemical Geology

  1. July, 2015 - Report Relative permeability for multi-phase flow in CO2 storage reservoirs. Part II. published with the Global CCS Institute

  1. June, 2015 - Sam Krevor is presenting at 8th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage TCCS-8

  1. June, 2015 - Sam Krevor is presenting at the EUROPEC. Tu N117 06

  1. May, 2015 - Peter Lai, Maartje Boon, and Catriona Reynolds are presenting at the 7th International Conference on Porous Media. Sessions M1.12, M1.13, G1

  1. April, 2015 - Congratulations to Krevor et al. (2015) Review of residual trapping for geological CO2 storage published in International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control

  1. April, 2015 - Catriona Reynolds, Maartje Boon, Peter Lai, and Ali Al-Menhali are presenting at the EGU General Assembly, EGU2015 - 119, EGU2015-3829, EGU2015-9501, EGU2015-4467

  1. April, 2015 - Sam Krevor is presenting at the EAGE IOR Symposium, Th A06

  1. March, 2015 - Congratulations to Niu et al. (2015) Impact of reservoir conditions on residual trapping published in Water Resources Research

  1. Dec, 2014 - Come see Cat Reynolds, Pete Lai and Maartje Boon  presenting at the AGU - Monday: H14C-02, Tuesday: H21A-0696,  Wednesday: H53A-0832, Friday: H33D-0849

  1. October, 2014 - Peter Lai, Cat Reynolds, Ali Al-Menhali and Ben Niu are presenting at the Greenhouse Gas Technologies Conference 12,  presentations in Austin, TX. Come check out our presentations on  Wednesday in sessions 7B, 7F and the posters.

  1. September, 2014 - Peter Lai and Sam Krevor are presenting at the Shell Amsterdam Centenary Conference Rock & Fluid Physics: Academic and Industrial Perspectives

  1. July, 2014 - Cat Reynolds, Maartje Boone, Peter Lai and Sam Krevor are attending the Gordon Conference on Flow and transport in Porous Media at Bates College in Maine

  1. July, 2014 - The EPSRC funds MESMERISE-CCS, with PI Dr. Niall Mac Dowell from the Centre for Environmental Policy and coIs from Earth Science & Engineering, the Business School and the Department of Chemical Engineering

  1. June, 2014 - The UK CCS Research Centre funds Multiscale Characterisation of CO2 Storage in the UK, in collaboration with the British Geological Survey and partners Shell, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Zeiss

  1. June, 2014 - Congratulations to Cat Reynolds, 2nd place in the SPE Europe Regional Student Paper Contest

  1. June, 2014 - Sam Krevor presents at the London Petrophysical Society Evening Lecture

  1. April, 2014 - Sam Krevor discusses observations of CO2-brine multiphase flow properties at the Geological Society workshop on CCS in London

  1. April, 2014 - Ben Niu presents results on the residual trapping of CO2 at the EAGE CO2 Geological Storage Workshop in Stavanger, Norway

  1. March, 2014 - Maartje Boon, Cat Reynolds, Pete Lai and Sam Krevor are headed to the Gordon Conference on Flow in Porous Media in July

  1. March, 2014 - Ali Al-Menhali is awarded the Qatar Energy R&D award at

the Gulf Intelligence Qatar Energy R&D Forum

  1. Feb, 2014 - Peter Lai and Ali Al-Menhali are accepted to present at the EGU in


  1. Jan, 2014, - The QCCSRC Annual Review meeting was a great success.

See some of our latest research.

  1. Jan, 2014 - Ali Al-Menhali presents at the IPTC in Doha, paper here: http://dx.doi.org/10.2523/17253-MS


  1. Dec, 2013 - Cat Reynolds, Pete Lai and Sam Krevor are at the AGU! Come check out

our posters on Surface area Heterogeneity H31D-1213 Wednesday AM and CO2-Brine Relative

Permeability H51L-1366 Friday AM

  1.     Nov, 2013 - Sam Krevor visits the Otway pilot injection site and CO2CRC as a part of the

UKCCSRC CO2 storage Mission to Australia

  1.     Nov, 2013 - Ali Al-Menhali is representing the QCCSRC at the Shell Innovation Open House at the Qatar Shell Research and Technology Centre


  1.     Oct, 2013 - Sam Krevor is the keynote speaker at the CNOOC-Nexen

Petrophysics Community of Practice meeting.


  1.     Oct, 2013 - PhD students Catriona Reynolds and Peter Lai

receive presentations at the AGU fall meeting!


  1.     Oct, 2013 - Welcome to the latest additions to our team

PhD student Maartje Boon and MSci student Kevin Moulton !

  1.     Sept, 2013 - PhD student Ali Al-Menhali is presenting at the Society of Core Analysts Meeting in Napa, CA