Staff and Postgraduate Students
Miss Francesca Watson, MSci
I am currently working for Geospatial Research Ltd. whilst undertaking a part-time PhD project at Durham University.
For my PhD I have been using the TOUGH2-MP/ECO2N numerical code to model geological sequestration of CO2 in deep saline formations. I have been investigating dissolution effects associated with flow of CO2 through fractures. I have also been using TOUGH2-MP/ECO2N to carry out dynamic modelling for site characterisation of a potential CO2 storage site in the North Sea.
- May 2009 to Present - Part-time PhD student, Durham University
- Feb. 2009 to Present - Geologist, Geospatial Research Ltd.
- Jul. 2007 to Feb. 2008 - Field Geophysicist, Met Surveys Ltd.
- Oct. 2003 to Jun. 2007 - MSci Geosciences, Durham University
- Geological Storage of CO2
- Numerical modelling of fluid flow in porous media
- Watson, Francesca E., van Hunen, Jeroen, Mathias, Simon A., Jones, Richard R. & Daniels, Susie E. (2011), CO2 Dissolution from Inclined Fractures in Deep Saline Formations, Tectonic Studies Group Meeting. Durham, UK
- Watson, Francesca E., Hedley, Benjamin J., Davies, Richard J. & Daniels, Susie E. (2011), Dynamic modelling of a UK North Sea Saline formation for Carbon Sequestration, Petroleum Geology Conference and Exhibition of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Watson, Francesca E., van Hunen, Jeroen, Daniels, Susie E., R. Jones, Richard & Mathias, Simon A. (2009), Poster: Resolution Effects on Modelled Dissolution Rates of CO2 in Saline Aquifers, ESF - CO2GeoNet CO2 Geological Storage: Latest Progress. Obergugl, Austria
Edited works: conference proceedings
- Watson, Francesca E., van Hunen, Jeroen, Mathias, Simon A., Jones, Richard R. & Daniels, Susie E. (2010). CO2 dissolution from inclined fractures in saline aquifers. Role of Hydrology in Managing Consequences of a Changing Global Environment, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, British Hydrological Society.