Computational Modelling Group

Ben Callow

Postgraduate Research Student
Ocean & Earth Science (FNES)
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I am a postgraduate research student within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

My current major interests are in using quantitative methods, such as image-based finite element fluid flow modelling, to further understand permeability and pore network characterisation of rock for applications to carbon capture and storage, environmental monitoring, as well as the oil and gas industry.

The research area for my current PhD thesis is within the growing field of Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS). What is currently preventing a number of Carbon sequestration projects being introduced are concerns about CO2 leaking through the overlying sediment and into the ocean or atmosphere. My PhD thesis looks to characterise the permeability and structure of onshore and offshore chimney structures which are commonly observed to overly suitable CO2 storage sites, which may act as CO2 migration pathways within the sub-surface.

Working with...

Sharif Ahmed
Research Fellow, Engineering Sciences (FEE)


X-ray micro-CT image-based finite element fluid flow modelling of basalt rock to assess CO2 storage potential - DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2017.12.008