PhD thesis Alex Kirichek

On March 12, 2018 Alex Kirichek successfully defended his PhD thesis on the electro-kinetic and poro-elastic characterization of porous media.

Alex conducted his research at Delft University of Technology and his work presents a significant contribution to the theoretical understanding of the electrical and elastic behavior of reservoir rock upon drainage with either CO2 or Brine.

In addition to his theoretical work Alex conducted a relevant set of experiments that confirmed the value of the models and proved on a lab scale, that changes in electrical and elastic properties can be related to changes in CO2 and Brine saturation in the reservoir.

Download the thesis 'Electrokinetic and poroelastic characterization of porous media application to CO2 storage monitoring' (pdf, 5.3 MB).