Christopher McDermott
University of Edinburgh
Porous mediumGeothermal gradientGeologyEngineeringFinite element methodPermeability (earth sciences)Geotechnical engineeringMaterials scienceCaprockHydraulic fracturingCo2 storageEnvironmental scienceFracture (geology)MechanicsPetrologyPorosityFlow (psychology)Petroleum engineeringRadioactive wasteFluid dynamics
Publications 88
#1Xun Xi (University of Strathclyde)H-Index: 7
#2Shangtong Yang (University of Strathclyde)H-Index: 17
Last. Katriona Edlmann (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 13
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Soft cyclic hydraulic fracturing has become an effective technology used in subsurface energy extraction which utilises cyclic hydraulic flow pressure to fracture rock. This new technique induces fatigue of rock to reduce the breakdown pressure and potentially the associated risk of seismicity. To control the fracturing process and achieve desirable fracture networks for enhanced permeability, the rock response under cyclic hydraulic stimulation needs to be understood. However, the mechanism for...
#2P. CilliH-Index: 3
Last. Christopher McDermottH-Index: 16
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Evolving preferential dissolution channels are common features formed during reactive fluid flow in carbonate rocks. Understanding these is of particular importance in applications involving subsur...
#1Jackie E. KendrickH-Index: 18
#2Anthony LamurH-Index: 7
Last. Zoe K. ShiptonH-Index: 30
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#7Michael WilkinsonH-Index: 102
#1Andrew Fraser-Harris (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 4
#2Christopher McDermott (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 16
Last. Martin Sauter (GAU: University of Göttingen)H-Index: 38
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#7Michael WilkinsonH-Index: 102
Subsurface storage of hydrogen, e.g. in depleted gas or oil fields (DOGF), is suggested as a means to overcome imbalances between supply and demand in the renewable energy sector. However, hydrogen is an electron donor for subsurface microbial processes, which may have important implications for hydrogen recovery, gas injectivity and corrosion. Here, we review the controls on the three major hydrogen consuming processes in the subsurface, methanogenesis, homoacetogenesis, and sulfate reduction, ...
#1E. V. Hipkins (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)
#2R. S. Haszeldine (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 17
Last. Christopher McDermott (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 16
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Nuclear power has the potential to provide significant amounts of reliable electricity generation without carbon dioxide emissions. Disposing of radioactive waste is, however, an ongoing challenge, and if it is to be buried, the characterisation of the regional groundwater system is vital to protect the anthroposphere. This aspect is understudied in comparison to the engineered facility; yet, selecting a suitable groundwater setting can ensure radionuclide isolation hundreds of thousands of year...
#1Andrew Fraser-Harris (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 4
#2Alexander Lightbody (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 2
Last. Christopher McDermott (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 16
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Abstract Experimental investigation of rock mechanical properties of real and artificial samples often requires much care and attention to detail during sample preparation. This especially applies to high fidelity state of the art complex experimental apparatuses where sample tolerance is low due to the complexity of the measuring and stress control devices as well as the nature of the experiments to be conducted. Although sometimes mundane, the sample preparation methodology is as equally impor...
Last. Martin SauterH-Index: 38
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