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Climate impacts of super-giant oilfields go up with age

Posted: July 19, 2017

Even oilfields aren’t immune to the ravages of time: A new study co-authored by Mohammad Masnadi and Prof. Adam Brandt finds that as some of the world’s largest oilfields age, the energy required to keep them operating can rise dramatically even as the amount of petroleum they produce drops.

EPA methane emission policy likely to cost less, miss 2025 targets

Posted: April 18, 2017

Arvind Ravikumar and Prof. Adam Brandt show that recent regulations to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry will cost 27% less than EPA estimates. However, the agency is also likely to fall short of its mitigation targets.
Arvind Ravikumar can be reached on Twitter at @arvindpawan1

'Super emitters' are responsible for more than half of U.S. methane emissions

Posted: October 27, 2016

A study co-authored by Prof. Adam Brandt finds that just a few natural gas wells account for more than half of the total volume of leaked methane gas in the United States. Fixing leaks at those top emitters could significantly reduce leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

New tool calculates economic costs of methane leak detection

Posted: April 20, 2016

The “virtual gas field simulator” developed by Arvind Ravikumar and colleagues calculates the economic costs of different technologies for plugging and repairing leaky natural gas wells.

VIDEO: Super-emitters in the natural gas sector

Posted: April 1, 2016

See Prof. Adam Brandt's talk at Stanford Energy Seminar.

Congratulations Graduates

Posted: June 17, 2015

Congratulations to recent M.S. graduates Chandler Kemp, Yuchi Sun, and Sharad Bharadwaj, as well as recent Ph.D. graduate Charles Kang!

Dr. Kang successfully defends Ph.D. thesis, consumes large rack of ribs

Posted: June 12, 2015

Charles Kang of the EAO group successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Computational optimization of design and variable operation of a CO2-capture-enabled coal-natural-gas power station". At our graduation celebration, he then successfully consumed a full rack of "victory ribs" (with help from his fellow grad students and his advisor). Congratulations Dr. Kang!

New publication: solar thermal integration with CCS

Posted: December 16, 2014

Phil Brodrick has published new research on integrating solar thermal with carbon capture and storage to capture CO2 emissions.  

Presentation at AGU - Methane emissions from the Barnett shale

Posted: December 16, 2014

Daniel Roda-Stuart presented at the 2014 American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference on an analysis of methane emissions from the Barnett shale. Congratulations Daniel!

Englander paper: 2013 ERL Highlights

Posted: April 16, 2014

Jacob Englander's paper "Historical trends in greenhouse gas emissions of the Alberta oil sands (1970-2010)" has been selected as one of Environmental Research Letters top 25 "2013 Highlights" papers. Jacob's paper has been downloaded a total of 1557 times since November 18th 2013.