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Publications, Student Theses and Capstone Projects

Research conducted by members the Geothermal Energy Laboratory is published in conference proceedings, journals and as student theses.

Publications

  • Klaasen, S., Paitz, P., Lindner, N., Dettmer, J., Fichtner, A., Distributed Acoustic Sensing in Volcano-Glacial Environments - Mount Meager, British Columbia, Submitted to J. Geophys. Res.
  • Purba, J. C. S., Gilbert, H., Dettmer, J. (2021) Structure and Dynamics of the Southern Rocky Mountain Trench near Valemount, British Columbia, Inferred from Local Seismicity, Seismol. Res. Lett., 1–13.
  • Purba, J. C. S., Dettmer, J., Gilbert, H. (2020) Nonlinear multiple earthquake location and velocity estimation in the Canadian Rocky Mountain trench, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am. 110, no. 6, 3103–3114.
  • Behrang, A., Taheri, S. and Kantzas, A., “An Analytical Model for the Determination of Effective Heat Conduction of Nanofluids”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 107, 461-467, 2017.
  • Mohammadmoradi, P., Behrang, A., Taheri, S., Kantzas, A., Thermal conductivity of partially saturated microstructures, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 112, 289-303, February 2017.
  • Behrang, A., Taheri, S. and Kantzas, A., “A hybrid Approach on Predicting the Effective Thermal Conductivity of Porous and Nano-porous Media”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 98, 52-59, 2016.
  • Wilson, C. K., Jones, C. H., Gilbert, H. J. (2003) Single-chamber silicic magma system inferred from shear wave discontinuities of the crust and uppermost mantle, Coso geothermal area, California, J. Geophys. Res.

Conference Abstracts

  • Shor, R.J., Ashok, P. and van Oort, E. Identifying the gaps to achieve the goal of 'geothermal anywhere'.  In Geothermal Rising Conference. 2021. accepted
  • Shor, R.J. and Vetsak, A. Drilling deeper and hotter: using a digital twin to optimize drilling operations.  In Geothermal Rising Conference. 2021. accepted
  • Crossfield, C., Nicholson, N., Olsen, Z., Sambrook, J., Serhan, K., Shor, R.J., and Torre, A.  Drilling hot formations: rig hydraulic design to enable the survival of downhole electronics.  In Geothermal Rising Conference. 2021. accepted
  • Adepoju, Y., Shor, R.J. and Chen, Z. Geothermal Energy Development in the Canadian Cordillera, a Case Study.  In Geothermal Research Conference. 2020.
  • Gilbert, H., Wang, J., Coffey, J., Purba, J., Dettmer, J. (2020) A transition in the style of deformation along the Rocky Mountain Trench?, GeoConvention, Calgary Alberta.
  • Gilbert, H., Su, H., Savard, G., Dettmer, J. (2020) Geothermal prospecting – examining the structure of Mt. Meager, GeoConvention, Calgary Alberta.
  • Dettmer, J., Gilbert, H., Grasby, S. E., Paitz, P., Fichtner, A., Flowers, G. E., Williams-Jones, G. (2019) A distributed acoustic sensing and geophone array to study the Mt. Meager Volcano, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2019, abstract #S31A-06.
  • Gilbert, H., Su, H., Dettmer, J., Grasby, S. E. (2019) A novel nodal seismic investigation into the Mt. Meager geothermal system, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2019, abstract #T21F-0405.
  • Skripkin, E., Kryuchkov, S., and Kantzas, A. “Modeling of Heat Transfer in Porous Media at a Pore Level Scale”, World Heavy Oil Congress 2015, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, March 24-25, 2015.
  • Arthur, J., Skripkin, E., Kryuchkov, S. and Kantzas, A., “Effective Thermal Conductivity Assessments of an Oil Sand Reservoir”, SCA 2016-092, presented at the International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts held in Snow Mass, Colorado, USA, 21-26 August, 2016.

Student Theses

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

  1. Coffey, J. R. (2020) Characterization of the southern Rocky Mountain Trench near Valemount, British Columbia, using receiver functions (Master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.
  2. Purba, J. C. S. (2020) Seismicity and tectonic interpretation of the Southern Rocky Mountain Trench near Valemount, British Columbia, Canada (Master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.
  3. Smale, J. (2020) Understanding Canadian Cordillera crustal and upper-mantle structure with joint Bayesian inversion of receiver functions and surface-wave dispersion curves (Master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.
  4. Omusi, D. (2019). Optimal Energy Management of a SAGD Microgrid Participating in a Volatile Electricity Market (Master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.
  5. E. Skripkin, (2015) Effective Thermal Conductivity in Porous Media: An Integrated Approach (Master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Sustainable Energy Development

  1. Adepoju, Y. O. (2020). Business Case for Geothermal Energy Development to power LNG Project in BC (Unpublished master's project). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.
  2. Flowerday, S. C. (2020). The Case for Energy Storage in Alberta, Canada (Master's project). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.
  3. Lea, E. (2020). A Step Towards A Lower Carbon Future: Integrating Closed Loop Geothermal Technology in District Cooling Applications (Master's project). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.
  4. Moazami, S. (2020). Feasibility Analysis on Geothermal Heat Storage Capacity and Recovery of Alberta’s Decommissioned Wells (Master's project). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.
  5. Enachescu, M.S. (2019). Closed Loop Cryptocurrency Mining in Alberta (Master's project). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

Capstone Projects

  1. Geothermal Energy Recovery (Chemical Engineering capstone project, 2020 and 2021)
  2. Rig hydraulic design to enable the survival of electronics while drilling 200o+C formations (Multidisciplinary capstone project, 2021)