I will be working on an EOR project with Hess Corporation from May to August. After that I’ll attend the IEAGHG Summer School in Beijing in mid-August. This summer, I hope to gain some valuable industry experience, learn a lot about EOR from a practical perspective and then have a great time connecting with other CCS scientists in China.
I am a geologist by background and am interested in monitoring techniques for carbon capture and storage. My research focuses on chemical tracers (perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride) used to tag and identify CO2 for leak detection. I use a combination of lab and field methods to characterize the chemical behavior of these tracers in the reservoir environment to make them more useful for CO2 plume migration and leak detection.
I am working with Katherine Romanak to establish a tracer research facility at the GCCC. I will be performing column experiments and field tests to characterize PFT interactions with hydrocarbons.
M.S. Geology (Candidate)- The University of Texas at Austin
B.S. Geological Sciences, The University of Southern California '10
• Phi Beta Kappa Membership
• Presidential Scholarship Recipient
• Magna Cum Laude
• Thesis: Growth and respiration of microbes subjected to nutrient or oxygen pulses
• President, Sigma Gamma Epsilon Geology Honors Society
• Renaissance Scholar (award for multidisciplinary studies)
• W.A. Tarr Award
• National Merit Scholar
For more on Marlo Gawey's research, please see the article, "Teasing out Tracers."