Related Publications / Funding

The Applied Geoscience Laboratory has played an integral part of a wide range of industry and research council funded projects, leading to a number of high impact academic papers, books and conference proceedings

Funded projects

Applied Geosciences Laboratory

The Applied Geosciences laboratory gratefully acknowledges the following funding support:

  • EPSRC HyStorPor, April 2019 - March 2022
  • EPSRC Prosperity Partnership, Smart Pumping for Subsurface Engineering, EP/S005560/1, October 2018 – September 2023.
  • European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, FracRisk project (Grant Agreement No. 636811), June 2015 to June 2018.
  • Petrobras and Shell funded International Centre for Carbonate Research (ICCR) GeoMeChem project, March 2015 to September 2018.
  • EU FP7 - Energy PANACEA project (Grant Agreement No  282900), 2012 – 2014. 
  • EU FP7 - Energy MUSTANG project (Grant Agreement No  227286), 2012 – 2014. 
  • GREAT (GeoReservoir Experimental Analogue Technology). Funded through the Sustainability Pot at Edinburgh University with match funding from Heriot-Watt and Gottingen Universities, 2012 – onwards.


Research outputs

Niklas Heinemann, Juan Alcalde, Johannes M. Miocic, Suzanne J. T. Hangx, Jens Kallmeyer, Christian Ostertag-Henning, Aliakbar Hassanpouryouzband, Eike M. Thaysen, Gion J. Strobel, Mark Wilkinson, Cornelia Schmidt-Hattenberger, Katriona Edlmann, Michelle Bentham, R. Stuart Haszeldine, Ramon Carbonell and Alexander Rudloff.  Enabling large-scale hydrogen storage in porous media – the scientific challenges. Energy Environ. Sci., 2021.

Julien Mouli-Castillo, Niklas Heinemann, Katriona Edlmann. Mapping geological hydrogen storage capacity and regional heating demands: An applied UK case study, Applied Energy, 2020.

AP FraserHarris, CI McDermott, Gary Douglas Couples, Katriona Edlmann, Alexander Lightbody, Alexis CartwrightTaylor, Jackie E Kendrick, Florian Brondolo, Marco Fazio, Martin Sauter. Experimental Investigation of Hydraulic Fracturing and Stress Sensitivity of Fracture Permeability under Changing Polyaxial Stress Conditions. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 2020

Hassanpouryouzband, E. Joonaki, K. Edlmann, N. Heinemann, J. Yang Thermodynamic and transport properties of hydrogen containing streams Nat Sci Data, 7 (2020), p. 222,   

S Kumar, J Foroozesh, K Edlmann, MG Rezk, CY Lim A Comprehensive Review of Value-Added CO2 Sequestration in Subsurface Saline Aquifers. 2020. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 103437

Heinemann N., Booth M., Haszeldine S., Wilkinson M., Edlmann, K., Scafidi J. 2018. Hydrogen storage in porous geological formations - Onshore play opportunities in the Midland Valley (Scotland, UK). Journal of Hydrogen Energy.

P. Gouze, K. Edlmann, C.I. McDermott and L. Luquot. Laboratory Experiments. In Geological Storage of CO2 in Deep Saline Formations. 2017 Springer Netherlands p.129-186. ISBN 978-94-024-0994-9.

Site Characterization. A. Niemi, K. Edlmann, J. Carrera, C. Juhlin, A. Tatomir, I. Ghergut, M. Sauter, J. Bensabat, F. Fagerlund, F. Cornet, V. Vilarrasa and C. McDermott. 2017 in Geological Storage of CO2 in Deep Saline Formations. Springer Netherlands p. 309-380. ISBN 978-94-024-0994-9.

Tatomir A., McDermott C., Bensabat J., Class H.,  Edlmann K., Taherdangkoo R. and Sauter M. 2018. Conceptual model development using a generic Features, Events, and Processes (FEP) database for assessing the potential impact of hydraulic fracturing on groundwater aquifers. Adv. Geosci., 45, 185-192,

E. Al-Zaidi, X. Fan and K. Edlmann. 2018 Effect of CO2 phase on its oil displacements in a sandstone core sample. Fluids, 3(1), 23.

J.M. Miocic, S.M.V. Gilfillan, J.J. Roberts, K. Edlmann, C.I. McDermott and R.S. Haszeldine. 2016. Controls on CO2 storage security in natural reservoirs and implications for CO2 storage site selection. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control V. 51, August 2016, pp118–125.

K. Edlmann, A. Niemi, J. Bensabat, R.S. Haszeldine and C.I. McDermott. 2016. Mineralogical properties of the caprock and reservoir sandstone of the Heletz field scale experimental CO2 injection site, Israel; and their initial sensitivity to CO2 injection. Int. Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control.

Niemi, J. Bensabat, V. Shtivelman, K. Edlmann, P. Gouze, et al. 2016. Heletz experimental site overview, characterisation and data analysis for CO2 injection and geological storage. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control.

McCraw, K. Edlmann, J. Miocic, S. Gilfillan, R.S. Haszeldine, C.I. McDermott. 2016. Experimental investigation and hybrid numerical analytical hydraulic mechanical simulation of supercritical CO2 flowing through a natural fracture in caprock. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control.

C.I. McDermott, J. Williams, O. Tucker, M. Jin, E. Mackay, K. Edlmann, R.S. Haszeldine, W. Wang, O. Kolditz, M.  Akhurst. 2016. Simple Effective Tool for Screening the Geomechanical Stability (Thermal & Mechanical) of Shared Multi-user CO2 Storage Assets. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control.

K. Edlmann, R.S. Haszeldine, C. I. McDermott, 2013. Experimental investigation into the sealing capability of naturally fractured shale caprocks to supercritical carbon dioxide flow. Environmental Earth Science, pp 3393-3409.

F. Brondolo, C. McDermott, K. Edlmann, A. Fraser-Harris. Experimental observation of channel propagation at variable effective stresses on carbonate samples. SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2018, 3623-3627

C. I. McDermott, A. Fraser-Harris, M. Sauter, G. D. Couples, K. Edlmann, O. Kolditz, A. Lightbody, J. Somerville, W. Wang. 2018. New Experimental Equipment Recreating Geo-Reservoir Conditions in Large, Fractured, Porous Samples to Investigate Coupled Thermal, Hydraulic and Polyaxial Stress Processes. Scientific Reports.

O'Donnell, S. Gilfillan, K. Edlmann, C.I. McDermott. Assessing the Viability and Costs of Managing Wastewater from Hydraulic Fracturing in the UK. 2017. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology. .

M. O'Donnell, K. Edlmann, S. Gilfillan, C. McDermott Experimental investigation into the geochemistry of produced fluids from hydraulic fracturing in the UK and USA. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts 2018, 16706

Kilgallon, S.M.V. Gilfillan, K. Edlmann, C.I. McDermott, M. Naylor, R.S. Haszeldine. 2017. Experimental determination of noble gases and SF6, as tracers of CO2 flow through porous sandstone. Chemical Geology. .

R. Kilgallon, S. Gilfillan, C.I. McDermott, K. Edlmann, and R.S. Haszeldine. 2014 Investigating the role of noble gases as tracers for CO2 storage. Energy Procedia. 63, p. 4172.


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The team within the Applied Geoscience Laboratory welcomes scientific collaboration and are always happy to discuss new projects and experimental designs.  Please contact:

Dr. Katriona Edlmann

Chancellor's Fellow in Energy

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Dr. habil. Christopher I McDermott

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This article was published on 6 Jan, 2021