BRIAN JAMES MCPHERSON portrait
  • Adjunct Professor, Geology & Geophysics
  • Professor, Civil And Environmental Engin
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Publications

  • Xiao, T. & McPherson, B., Esser, R., Dai, Z., Chu, S., Pan, F., Jia, W., Viswanathan, H. (2020). Chemical impacts of potential CO2 and brine leakage on groundwater quality with quantitative risk assessment: A case study on the Farnsworth Unit. Energies. Vol. 13, 6574-6588. Published, 12/14/2020.
    https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/24/6574
  • Patil, V. (2020). Modeling Coupled Reactive Transport Through Fault-zones: A Critical Review. Environmental Engineering Science. Vol. 10, 44-88. Published, 10/09/2020.
    https://www.essoar.org/doi/10.1002/essoar.10504444...
  • Xiao, T. & Xu, H., Moodie, N., Esser, R., Jia, W., Zheng, L., Rutqvist, J., McPherson, B. (2020). Chemical-mechanical impacts of CO2 intrusion into heterogeneous caprock. Water Resources Research. Vol. 56, e2020WR027193. Published, 09/16/2020.
    https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/1...
  • Dai, Zhenxue & Xu, L., Xiao, T., McPherson, B., Zhang, X., Zheng, L., Dong, S., Yang, Z., Soltanian, M. R., Yang, C., Ampomah, W., Jia, W., Yin, S., Xu, T., Bacon, D., Viswanathan, H., (2020). Reactive chemical transport simulations of geologic carbon sequestration: Methods and applications. Earth-Science Reviews. Vol. 208, 103265-103280. Published, 09/01/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103265
  • Patil, V. & McPherson, B. (2020). Identifying Hydrogeochemical Conditions for Fault Self‐Sealing in Geological Storage. Water Resources Research. Vol. 56, e2018WR024436. Published, 03/02/2020.
    https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10...
  • Hassan Tavakol-Davani & Reyhaneh Rahimi, Steven J Burian, Christine A Pomeroy, Brian J McPherson, Defne Apul (2019). Combining Hydrologic Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment Approaches to Evaluate Sustainability of Water Infrastructure: Uncertainty Analysis. Water. Vol. 11, 2592-2612. Published, 12/01/2019.
  • Gang Lei & Nai Cao, Brian J McPherson, Qinzhuo Liao, Weiqing Chen (2019). A Novel Analytical Model for Pore Volume Compressibility of Fractal Porous Media. Scientific Reports. Vol. 9, 1-11. Published, 10/09/2019.
  • Ting Xiao & Brian McPherson, Richard Esser, Wei Jia, Nathan Moodie, Shaoping Chu, Si-Yong Lee (2019). Forecasting commercial-scale CO2 storage capacity in deep saline reservoirs: Case study of Buzzard's bench, Central Utah. Pergamon. Vol. 126, 41-51. Published, 05/01/2019.
  • Nathan Moodie & William Ampomah, Wei Jia, Jason Heath, Brian McPherson (2019). Assignment and calibration of relative permeability by hydrostratigraphic units for multiphase flow analysis, case study: CO2-EOR operations at the Farnsworth Unit, Texas. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. Vol. 81, 103-114. Published, 02/01/2019.
  • Zhenxue Dai & Hari Viswanathan, Ting Xiao, Ale Hakala, Christina Lopano, George Guthrie, Brian McPherson (2019). Reactive transport modeling of geological carbon storage associated with CO2 and brine leakage. (pp. 89-116). Science of Carbon Storage in Deep Saline Formations. Published, 01/01/2019.
  • Wei Jia & Brian McPherson (2019). Multiphase Flow Associated With Geological CO2 Storage. (pp. 117-143). Science of Carbon Storage in Deep Saline Formations. Published, 01/01/2019.
  • Reliable noise measure in time-gated NMR data TP Irons, BJOL McPherson, MA Kass Geophysical Journal International 215 (2), 959-964. Published, 08/06/2018.
  • Uncertainty quantification of CO2 storage using Bayesian model averaging and polynomial chaos expansion W Jia, B McPherson, F Pan, Z Dai, T Xiao International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 71, 104-115. Published, 03/01/2018.
  • Impact of Three‐Phase Relative Permeability and Hysteresis Models on Forecasts of Storage Associated With CO2‐EOR W Jia, B McPherson, F Pan, Z Dai, N Moodie, T Xiao Water Resources Research 54 (2), 1109-1126. Published, 03/01/2018.
  • Hysteresis effects in geological CO2 sequestration processes: A case study on Aneth demonstration site, Utah, USA C Lu, BJ Mcpherson, GL Wang Journal of Groundwater Science and Engineering 6 (4), 243-260. Published, 03/01/2018.
  • Modeling CH4 Displacement by CO2 in Deformed Coalbeds during Enhanced Coalbed Methane Recovery Q Zeng, Z Wang, L Liu, J Ye, BJ McPherson, JD McLennan Energy & fuels 32 (2), 1942-1955. Published, 03/01/2018.
  • Application of an Inverse Simulator of Single-Phase Flow Analysis for Leakage Pathway Estimation in a Multiphase System for Geologic Storage SJ Lee, BJ McPherson Transport in Porous Media 121 (2), 507-537. Published, 03/01/2018.
  • Bootstrapping reliable noise measure in time-gated nuclear magnetic resonance data T Irons, B McPherson, A Kass ASEG Extended Abstracts 2018 (1), 1-6. Published, 03/01/2018.
  • Experimental Investigation of Time-Dependent Deformation of Fluid Disposal Reservoir Caprocks EC Edelman, J Burghardt, BJ McPherson 52nd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium. Published, 02/01/2018.

Presentations

  • Meyer, Aaron and McPherson, Brian, Quantitative Characterization of Hyper-Local Urban Greenhouse Gas Sources Using Tower-Based Atmospheric Sensors, Abstract H028 0002 presented at 2020 Fall Meeting, AGU, Online Everywhere, 1 17 Dec. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/14/2020. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/16/2020.
  • Wu, Z., Jia, W., Xiao, T., & McPherson, B. (2020), Porosity permeability changes induced by varying pore pressure and confining pressure in unconventional formations: analysis of core scale hydro mechanical data and simulations, Abstract MR004 04 presented at 2020 Fall Meeting, AGU, Online Everywhere, 1 17 Dec. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/14/2020.
  • Edelman, E. and McPherson, B., Stress-Sensitive Single-Phase Permeability for Navajo Sandstone Coupling Experimental Testing and Numerical Simulation, Abstract H039 0007 presented at 2020 Fall Meeting, AGU, Online Everywhere, 1-17 Dec. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/14/2020.
  • Xiao, T. and McPherson, B., Chemical Impacts of Potential Leakage into Overlying Groundwater Aquifers from a Geologic CO2 Sequestration Reservoir, Abstract H039 0004 presented at 2020 Fall Meeting, AGU, Online Everywhere, 1 17 Dec. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/14/2020. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/14/2020.
  • Jia, W., Xiao, T., Wu, Z., & McPherson, B. (2020), A probabilistic analysis of geological CO2 storage capacity changes associated with geochemical reactions, Abstract H039 0006 presented at 2020 Fall Meeting, AGU, Online Everywhere, 1 17 Dec. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/14/2020.
  • McPherson, Brian, Quantitative Characterization and Analysis of Natural Fractures to Revitalize Production from the Unconventional Cane Creek Formation of the Paradox Basin, INVITED, Abstract MR004 02 presented at 2020 Fall Meeting, AGU, Online Everywhere, 1 17 Dec. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/14/2020.
  • Moodie, N., Jia, W., Middleton, R., Yaw, S., Lee, S., Esser, R., Xiao, T., Wheatley, D., Steele, P., McPherson, B. Geologic carbon storage of anthropogenic CO2 under the Colorado Plateau in Emery County, Utah. 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting. 2019 November 10-November 15, Orlando, FL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/11/2019.
  • Irons, T., Jia, W., McPherson, B. ReGrid: A Python toolbox for reservoir simulation reproducibility, comparison, and multiphysics code interoperability. 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting. 2019 November 10-November 15, Orlando, FL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/11/2019.