University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Jean-Philippe Nicot

Dr. Jean-Philippe Nicot

Dr. Jean-Philippe Nicot

Senior Research Scientist
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
Telephone
512-471-6246
Fax
512-471-0140
  • Research Interests

    Numerical modeling of multiphase flow and contaminant transport in both the unsaturated and saturated zones

    Geochemical modeling and reactive transport

    Water resources management

    Risk assessment and risk analysis

  • Researcher ID
  • Education

    B.S. Geological Engineering, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie Appliquée, Nancy, France, 1981

    M.A. Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 1995

    Ph.D. Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1998

  • Professional History

    Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, Texas, from 2002

    Senior Geosystems Engineer, Duke Engineering and Services, Austin, Texas, 1999–2002

    Mining Geologist, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Moroccan Office of Exploration and Mining, Morocco, 1984–1991 

    Production Engineer, Baufia A.G., Algeria, 1983–1984

    Staff Engineer, Screg Routes & P.P., Paris and Nancy, France, 1982

  • Selected Publications

    Nicot, J.-P., B. R. Scanlon, R. C Reedy, and R. A. Costley, 2014, Source and Fate of Hydraulic Fracturing Water in the Barnett Shale: A Historical Perspective, Environmental Science and Technology, v. 48, p. 2464-2471

    Nicot, J.-P., and Scanlon, B. R., 2012, Water use for shale-gas production in Texas, U.S.: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46, p. 3580‒3586.

    Nicot, J.-P., 2012, Current and future water demand of the Texas oil and gas and mining sectors and potential impact on aquifers: GCAGS Journal, v. 1, p. 145‒161.

    Nicot, J.-P., and Duncan, I. J., 2012, Common attributes of hydraulically fractured oil and gas production and CO2 geological sequestration: Greenhouse Gases Science and Technology, v. 2, p. 352‒368.

    Nicot, J.-P., 2009, A survey of oil and gas wells in the Texas Gulf Coast, USA, and implications for geological sequestration of CO2: Environmental Geology, v. 57, p. 1625–1638.

    Nicot, J.-P., 2008, Evaluation of large-scale CO2 storage on fresh-water sections of aquifers: an example from the Texas Gulf Coast Basin: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, v. 2, no. 4, p. 582–593

    Nicot, J.-P., and Duncan, I. J., 2008, Science-based permitting of geological sequestration of CO2 in brine reservoirs in the U.S.: Environmental Science & Policy, v. 11, p. 14–24.

    Nicot, J.-P., Reedy, R. C., Costley, R., and Huang, Y., 2012, Oil & gas water use in Texas: update to the 2011 Mining Water Use Report: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, final report prepared for Texas Oil & Gas Association, 97 p. [ link ]

    Nicot, J.-P., Hebel, A. K., Ritter, S. M., Walden, S., Baier, R., Galusky, P., Beach, J. A., Kyle, R., Symank, L., and Breton, C., 2011, Current and projected water use in the Texas mining and oil and gas industry: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Contract Report No. 090480939 prepared for Texas Water Development Board, 357 p. [ link ]