The Bureau of Economic Geology The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences
Jiemin  Lu, Ph.D.
Jiemin Lu, Ph.D. Research Associate Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail: jiemin.lu@beg.utexas.edu Telephone: 512-475-9525 Fax: 512-471-0140
Professional Summary
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Research Interests
• Diagenesis and petrography of siliciclastic rocks

• Geochemistry of conventional and unconventional reservoirs

• Fluid-shale/sandstone interactions during fluid injection

• Reservoir and seal evaluation for carbon sequestration and CO2-EOR
Education
B.S. Geology, Nanjing University, China, 1996-2000
M.S. Tectonics, Peking University, China, 2000-2003
Ph.D. Geology, Edinburgh University, Scotland, 2004-2008
Professional History
Research Associate, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010–present

Postdoctoral Fellow, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 2008–2010

Research Assistant, Research Institute of Petroleum E&D, CNPC, 2003–2004
Selected Publications
Lu, J., Mickler, P.J., Nicot, J-P., Yang, C., Romanak, K.D., 2014, Geochemical impact of oxygen on siliciclastic carbon storage reservoirs: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, v. 21, p. 214-231.

Lu, J., Kordi, M., Hovorka, S. D., Meckel, T.A., et al., 2013, Reservoir characterization and complications for trapping mechanisms at Cranfield CO2 injection site: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, v. 18, p. 361-374.

Mickler, P., Yang, C., Scanlon, B.R., Reedy, R. C., and Lu, J., 2013, Potential impacts of CO2 leakage on groundwater chemistry from laboratory batch experiments and field push-pull tests: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 47, p. 10694-10702.

Lu, J., Cook, P. J., Hosseini, S. A., et al., 2012, Complex fluid flow revealed by monitoring CO2 injection in a fluvial formation: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 117, B03208, doi:10.1029/2011JB008939.

Lu, J., Kharaka, Y. K., Thordsen, J. J., Horita, J., et al., 2012, CO2-rock-brine interactions in Lower Tuscaloosa Formation at Cranfield CO2 sequestration site, Mississippi, U.S.A.: Chemical Geology, v. 291, p. 269-277. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.10.020.

Romanak, K.D., Smyth, R.C., Yang, C., Hovorka, S.D., Rearick, M., Lu, J., 2012, Sensitivity of groundwater systems to CO2: Application of a site-specific analysis of carbonate monitoring parameters at the SACROC CO 2-enhanced oil field: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, v. 6, p. 142-152.

Lu, J., Milliken, K., Reed, M. R., and Hovorka, S., 2011, Diagenesis and sealing capacity of the middle Tuscaloosa mudstone at the Cranfield carbon dioxide injection site, Mississippi: Environmental Geosciences, v. 18 (1), p. 1-19.

Lu, J., Wilkinson, M., Haszeldine, R. S., Boyce, A. J., 2011, Carbonate cements in Miller field of the UK North Sea-a natural analog for mineral trapping in CO2 geological storage: Environmental Earth Sciences, v. 62, p. 507-517. DOI: 10.1007/s12665-010-0543-1

Lu, J., Partin, J.W., Hovorka, S.D., Wong, C., 2010, Potential risks to freshwater resources as a result of leakage from CO2 geological storage: a batch-reaction experiment: Environmental Earth Sciences, v. 60 (2), p. 335-348. DOI 10.1007/s12665-009-0382-0.

Lu, J., Wilkinson, M., Haszeldine, R. S., and Fallick, A. E., 2009, Long-term performance of a mudrock seal in natural CO2 storage: Geology, v. 37, no. 1, p. 35–38.
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