Silvia Veronica Solano
Graduate Research Assistant

Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail: svsolano@mail.utexas.edu
Telephone: 512-471-1534
Fax: 512-471-0140

Research Interests
My research interests are CO2 sequestration, energy and the environment, reservoir engineering, energy economics, and risk assessment. I am currently working on a sensitivity study of CO2 storage in saline aquifers in the presence of a gas cap. This study was prompted by the presence of large gas cap at Cranfield field, Mississippi where CO2 is currently being injected for long-term storage.


  • Master of Arts, Energy and Earth Resources, May 2010 (expected)
       Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

  • Master of Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Mineral Resources, September 2005
       Waseda University. Tokyo, Japan

  • Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, May 2000
       Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela
  • Experience
    Intern Reservoir Engineer for INPEX-Teikoku, 2005-2006
    Tokyo, Japan

    Well Cementing Engineer for Petroleos de Venezuela, 2000-2003
    Maturin, Venezuela

    1. Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) Scholarship, Fall 2009-Spring 2010

    2. Osmar Abib Presidential Endowed Scholarship, The University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2009-Spring 2010

    3. Japan- Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) Scholarship Program, 2003-2005

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