Principal Investigators

W. Lynn Watney, Joint PI--Lead Geologist
Yevhen 'Eugene' Holubnyak, Joint PI--Petroleum Engineer

Kansas Geological Survey researchers

Co-Principal Investigators

Kerry D. Newell, Co-PI--Fluid geochemistry
Jason Rush, (former) Co-PI--Petrel geomodeling and data integration
John Doveton, (retired) Co-PI--log petrophysics and core-log modeling
Tandis Bidgoli Co-PI--structural geology, fault analysis, seismicity

Key Personnel

John Victorine--Java web app development, data management
Fatemeh 'Mina' FazelAlavi, Engineering Assistant--Log and production analysis
Jennifer Raney, CO2 Programs Manager--GIS support, seismometer array, reporting
Dana Adkins-Heljeson, web manager

KU Department of Geology researchers

Co-Principal Investigators

George Tsoflias, Co-PI--Wellington seismometer array, seismic imaging
Jennifer Roberts, Co-PI--Microbial geochemistry, reactive pathways
Leigh Stearns, Affiliated Scientist--cGPS processing and InSAR interpretation

Other Personnel

Alex Nolte, Graduate Research Assistant--Wellington seismometer array, seismicity
Zalma Molina, Undergraduate Research Assistant--Wellington seismometer array, data processing
Lauren Haga, affiliated GRA--earthquake data and event picking
Brandon Graham, (former) GRA--seismic analysis and 2D interpretation
Drew Schwab, (former) GRA--fault identification and CGPS processing


Berexco, LLC, Wichita, KS--Wellington Field access, engineering, field operations, drilling, coring, completion and testing

Dana Wreath, Vice President--manager, reservoir and production engineer
Jason Bruns--fieldwork and operations
Brett Blazer--engineering and fieldwork
Evan Mayhew--engineering
Berexco Field Crew--Location work, operations, and field support

TBirdie Consulting

Tiraz Birdie, Consulting Engineer--Hydrological engineering, Injection Permit application, synthesis

Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory

Tom Daley, Co-PI--Geophysics, crosshole and CASSM data
Barry Freifeld, Co-PI--Mechanical engineering, U-Tube

Kansas State University (Former Partner) -- Geochemical Services

Saugata Datta--reactive pathways and reaction constants
Brent Campbell, GRA--aqueous geochemistry

CMG--Simulation Services, Calgary, Alberta

Simulation software and greenhouse gas simulation consultancy

Weatherford Laboratories, Houston, TX

core analyses

Other contributing companies

Trilobite Testing, Inc.--downhole pressure monitoring
Halliburton, Liberal, KS--wireline logging services
Hedke-Saenger Geoscience, LTD., Wichita, KS--geophysical acquistion design & interpretation
Susan E. Nissen, McLouth, KS--Geophysical Consultant--volumetic curvature
Lockhart Geophysical, Denver, CO--2D shear wave acqis., gravity & magnetic acquisition & interpretation
Fairfield Industries, Inc., Denver, CO--2D, 3D multicomponent seismic processing
Paragon Geophysical Services, Wichita, KS--3D seismic acquisition, interpretation
Echo Geophysical, Denver, CO--3D seismic processing
Converging Point--QC seismic acquisition

Noble Energy, Houston, TX; Denver, CO

David DesAutels, representative
collaborating company, fields adjoining Wellington


South-central Kansas CO2 Project is a DOE-funded project of the Kansas Geological Survey. More ...