JACK C. PASHIN
Office: 103G Noble Research Center
My formal training focused on stratigraphy, sedimentology, and paleontology, but my research career has led me into diverse fields of field and laboratory investigation. My approach to research has always been driven by problem solving. As I set out to identify the geologic controls on coalbed methane production during the 1980s, it became clear that classical sedimentary geology would only take me part of the way toward my goal. Thus began a journey into structural geology, basin analysis, hydrology, petrology, and geochemistry that continues today. My research program spans a range of topics associated with unconventional gas exploration and development (coal and shale), conventional hydrocarbon reservoirs, and geologic CO2 storage. Much of this program is directed toward environmentally responsible approaches to hydrocarbon development and electrical generation.
Recent Funded Projects
1) Southeastern Offshore Storage Resource Assessment (2015-2018). Funded by U.S. Department of Energy through Southern States Energy Board ($1,070,026).
2) Surface and Airborne Monitoring Technology for Detecting Geologic Leakage in a CO2-Enhanced Oil Recovery Pilot, Anadarko Basin, Texas, 2013-2016, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory ($2,274,602).
3) Commercial Scale CO2 Injection and Optimization of Storage Capacity in the Southeastern United States, 2013-2015, funded by Advanced Resources International through Southern Company and the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory ($39,425).
4) Petrophysics and Tight Rock Characterization for the Application of Improved Stimulation and Production Technology in Shale, 2013-2015, funded by the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America ($1,952,083).
5) Injecting Carbon Dioxide into Unconventional Storage Reservoirs in the Central Appalachian Basin, 2011-2015, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy through Virginia Tech, Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research ($250,544).
6) Site Characterization for CO2 Storage from Coal-Fired Power Facilities in the Black Warrior Basin of Alabama, 2009-2012, funded by the University of
Alabama through the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory ($759,817).
7) SECARB-Ed: The Southeast Regional CO2 Sequestration Training Program, 2009-2012, funded by Virginia Tech through the Southern States Energy Board and the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory ($135,000).
8) Water Management Strategies for Improved Coalbed Methane Production in the Black Warrior Basin, 2009-2013, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory ($1,039,963).
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