List of all publications by staff and students of the GeoEnergy Group (last 5 years)

under review/submitted

Rezaeyan, A., Pipich, V., Ma, J., Leu, L., Seemann, T., Rother, G., Barnsley, L.C., Busch, A.. Predicting Fluid Flow Regime, Permeability, and Diffusivity in Mudrocks from Multiscale Pore Characterisation. Transport in Porous Media

Rother, G., Gautam, S., Liu, T, Cole, D., Busch, A., Stack, A. Molecular Structures of Adsorbed Water Phases in Silica Nanopores, ACS Nano

Snippe, J., Kampman, N., Bisdom, K.Tambach, T., March, R, Maier, C., Phillips, T., Forbes Inskip, N., Doster, F., Busch, A. Modelling of long-term along-fault flow of CO2 from a natural reservoir. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control.

March, R., Egya, D., Maier, C., Doster, F., Busch, A. Numerical computation of stress-permeability relationships of fracture networks in a shale rock. Computers and Geotechnique.


den Hartog, S. A. M., Thomas, M. Y., Faulkner, D. R. How do laboratory friction parameters compare with observed fault slip and geodetically derived friction parameters? Insights from the Longitudinal Valley Fault, Taiwan, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth,

Kubeyev, A., Forbes Inskip, N., Phillips, T., Zhang, Y., Maier, C., Bisdom, K., Busch, A., Doster, F. Numerical modelling of stress-permeability relationships for rough fractures based on surface scans using rock mechanics and Stokes equation. Transport in Porous Media, accepted.

Tse-Hua Chao, J., Cahill, A.G., Van De Ven, C.J.C., Beckie, R.D. Fate of Fugitive Natural Gas in Heterogeneous Near-surface Sediments in a Region of Extensive Petroleum Resource Development. Geophysical Research Letters, e2021GL095200.

Goetz, A.M., Beckie, R.D., Cahill, A.G. Groundwater recharge in a confined paleovalley setting, Northeast British Columbia, Canada. Hydrogeology Journal.

Lyu, Q., Tan, J., Li, L., Ju, Y., Busch, A., Wood, D.A., Ranjith, PG, Middleton, R. Shu, B., Hu, C., Wanga, Z., Hua, R. The role of supercritical carbon dioxide for recovery of shale gas and sequestration in gas shale reservoirs. Energy and Environmental Science.

Phillips, T., Bultreys, T., Bisdom, K., Kampman, N., Van Offenwert, S., Mascini, A., Cnudde, V., Busch, A. A Systematic Investigation into the Control of Roughness on the Flow Properties of 3D-Printed Fractures. Water Resources Research. DOI 10.1029/2020WR028671

Rezaeyan, A., Pipich, V. Busch, A. MATSAS: A Small Angle Scattering Computer Tool for Porous Systems. International Journal of Applied Crystallography 54. DOI 10.1107/S1600576721000674

Forbes Inskip, N.D., Meredith, P.G. Fracture Properties of Nash Point Limestone and Implications for Fracturing of Layered Carbonate Sequences. Rock Mech Rock Eng (2021).

Claes, H., Miranda, T., Falcao, T.C., Soete, J., Mohammadi, Z., Zieger, L., Marcelle, E.M., Aguillar, J., Schmatz, J., Busch, A., Swennen, R. A depositional model for organic, clay-rich, lacustrine carbonate spherulites and lime-mudstone laminites (Aptian, Araripe Basin, NE Brazil). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 104988. DOI 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2021.104988

Sandl, E., Cahill, A.G., Welch, L., Beckie, R., 2021. Characterizing oil and gas wells with fugitive gas migration through Bayesian multilevel logistic regression. Science of The Total Environment, 144678. DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144678

Milton-Thompson, O., Javadi, A.A., Kapelan, Z., Cahill, A.G., Welch, L., 2021. Developing a fuzzy logic-based risk assessment for groundwater contamination from well integrity failure during hydraulic fracturing. Science of The Total Environment, 145051. DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145051


Phillips, T., Kampman, N., Bisdom, K., Forbes Inskip, N.D., den Hartog, S.A.M., Cnudde, V., Busch, A., 2020. Controls on the intrinsic flow properties of mudrock fractures: A review of their importance in subsurface storage. Earth-Science Reviews, 103390. DOI 0.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103390.

Zhang, Y., Zhang, Z., Arif, M., Lebedev, M., Busch, A., Sarmadivaleh, M., Iglauer, S., 2020. Carbonate rock mechanical response to CO2 flooding evaluated by a combined X-ray computed tomography – DEM method. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 103675. DOI 10.1016/j.jngse.2020.103675.

Chao, J.T.-H., Cahill, A.G., Lauer, R.M., Van De Ven, C.J.C., Beckie, R.D., 2020. Propensity for fugitive gas migration in glaciofluvial deposits: An assessment of near-surface hydrofacies in the Peace Region, Northeastern British Columbia. Science of The Total Environment 749, 141459. DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141459.

Forbes Inskip, N., Browning, J., Meredith, P., Gudmundsson, A., 2020. Conditions for fracture arrest in layered rock sequences. Results in Geophysical Sciences, 100001. DOI 10.1016/j.ringps.2020.100001.

Rother, G., Stack, A., Gautam, S., Liu, T., Cole, D. R., & Busch, A. (2020). Water Uptake by Silica Nanopores: Impacts of Surface Hydrophilicity and Pore Size. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c02595

den Hartog, S.A.M., D.R. Faulkner, and C.J. Spiers, Low friction coefficient of phyllosilicate fault gouges and the effect of humidity: Insights from a new microphysical model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. e2019JB018683. doi: 10.1029/2019JB018683

Zhang, Y., Lebedev, M., Smith, G., Jing, Y., Busch, A., & Iglauer, S. (2020). Nano-mechanical Properties and Pore-Scale Characterization of Different Rank Coals. Natural Resources Research, 29(3), 1787-1800. doi:10.1007/s11053-019-09572-8

Gehne, S., Forbes Inskip, N. D., Benson, P. M., Meredith, P. G., & Koor, N. Fluid-driven tensile fracture and fracture toughness in Nash Point shale at elevated pressure. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth,  e2019JB018971. doi:10.1029/2019jb018971

Hirauchi, K. I., Yamamoto, Y., den Hartog, S. A. M., & Niemeijer, A. R. The role of metasomatic alteration on frictional properties of subduction thrusts: An example from a serpentinite body in the Franciscan Complex, California. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 531. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2019.115967

Busch, A., Hangx, S.J.T., Marshall, J.D., Wentinck, H.M. Swelling clay minerals and containment risk assessment for the storage seal of the Peterhead CCS project. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 94, 102924, doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.102924.


Plint T, Longstaffe FJ, Zazula G., Giant beaver palaeoecology inferred from stable isotopes. Scientific Reports 9:7179, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-43710-9.

Ausín B, Magill CR, Haghipour N, Fernández Á, Wacker L, Hodell D, Baumann KH, Eglinton TI, (In)coherent multiproxy signals in marine sediments: implications for high-resolution paleoclimate reconstruction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 515:38,

J Liu, Y Zheng, H Lin, X Wang, M Li, Y Liu, M Yu, M Zhao, Y Xin, N Pedentchouk, CR Magill, DJ Lea-Smith, W-J Zhang, H Zhong & J Tian, Proliferation of hydrocarbon degrading microbes at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Microbiome 7:47, DOI: 10.1186/s40168-019-0652-3.

Magill CR, G Eglinton & TI Eglinton, Isotopic variance among plant lipid homologues correlates with biodiversity patterns of their source communities.  PLOS One 14:e0212211,

Ausín B, CR Magill, N Haghipour, L Wacker, AHL Voelker, D Hodell, N Looser, S Bernasconi & TI Eglinton, Radiocarbon age offsets between two surface dwelling planktonic foraminifera species during abrupt climate events in the SW Iberian margin.  Paleoceanography 34:63, DOI: 10.1029/2018PA003490.

Forde, O. N., Cahill, A., Beckie, R. D., Mayer, K. U., Barometric-pumping controls fugitive gas emissions from a vadose zone natural gas release. Scientific Reports, 9 (1), 14080. 10.1038/s41598-019-50426-3

Forde, O.N., Cahill, A.G., Mayer, K.U., Mayer, B., Simister, R.L.; Finke, N., Crowe, S.A., Cherry, J.A., Parker, B.L., Hydro-biogeochemical impacts of fugitive methane on a shallow unconfined aquifer. The science of the total environment, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.06.322

Busch, A.; Han, F.; Magill, C., Paleofloral Dependence of Coal Methane Sorption Capacity. International Journal of Coal Geology, DOI: 10.1016/j.coal.2019.103232

Busch, A.; Hangx, S.; Wentinck, H. M.; Marshall, J., Swelling clay minerals and containment risk assessment for the storage seal of the Peterhead CCS project. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, submitted.

Zwingmann, H., Den Hartog, S.A.M., Todd, A., The effect of sub-seismic fault slip processes on the isotopic signature of clay minerals – Implications for K-Ar dating of fault zones. Chemical Geology, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2019.03.034


Magill CR, P Wenk, B Ausin, C McIntyre, L Skinner, A Martinez-Garcia, DA Hodell, GH Haug, W Kenney & TI Eglinton, Transient hydrodynamic effects influence organic carbon signatures in marine sediments.  Nature Communications 9:4690, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-06973-w.

McClure SB, Magill CR, Podrug E, Moore A, Culleton BJ & Kennett DJ, Fatty acid-specific d13C values reveal earliest Mediterranean cheese production 7,200 years ago.  PLOS One 13:e0202807,

Bakker, E., Kaszuba, J.P., Den Hartog, S.A.M. and Hangx, S.J.T. Chemo-mechanical behavior of clay-rich fault gouges affected by CO2-bring-rock interactions. Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1002/ghg.1831.

Zhang, M., Busch, A., Spiers, C, Peach, C., Wentinck, H. Swelling stress development in smectites under subsurface CO2 storage conditions. Journal of Geophysical Research – Sold Earth, under review

Rother, G., Cheshire, M., Leu, L., Bertier, P., Busch, A., Wallacher, D., Hauss, T., Grimm, N., Gautam, S., Cole, D.R.. Geo-Fluid Sorption to Dry and Wet Montmorillonite Clay – Accessibility of the Interlayers. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, under review.

Li, W., Ren, T., Busch, A., den Hartog, S.A.M., Cheng, Y., Qiao, W. and Li, B. Architecture, stress state and permeability of a fault zone in Jiulishan coal mine in China: Implication for coal and gas outbursts. International Journal of Coal Geology 198, 1-13, doi: 10.1016/j.coal.2018.09.002.

Forbes Inskip, N.D., Meredith, P.G., Chandler, M.R. & Gudmundsson, A. 2018. Fracture properties of Nash Point shale as a function of orientation to bedding. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 1–17,

Zihms, S., Lewis, H., Miranda, T., Hall, S. and M. Somerville, J. (in review) Fracture Reconstruction and Analysis of Low Permeability Carbonates using x-ray Tomography for Comparison with Outcrop Data. Geosciences.

Lutz-Bueno, V., Arboleda, C., Leu, L., Blunt, M.J., Busch, A., Georgiadis, A., Bertier, P., Schmatz, L., Varga, Y., Villanueva-Perez, P., Wang, Y., Lebugle, M., David, C., Stampanoni, M., Diaz, A., Guizar-Sicairos M., Menzel, A. Model-free classification of X-ray scattering signals applied to image segmentation. Journal of Applied Crystallography 51(5), doi: 10.1107/S1600576718011032.

Busch, A., Kampman, N., Bertier, P., Harrington, J. F., Pipich, V., Feoktystov, A., Leu, L., Aertens, M. & Jacops, E. Predicting effective diffusion coefficients in mudrocks using fractal dimensions: A small angle neutron scattering study. Water Resources Research, 54, doi: 10.1029/2018WR023425.

Zhang, M., Spiers, C. J., Busch, A. & Wentinck, H. M. Swelling stress development in confined smectite clays through exposure to CO2. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 74, 49-61,

Busch, A.; Kampman, N., Migration and Leakage of CO2 From Deep Geological Storage Sites. In Geological Carbon Storage, Vialle, S.; Ajo‐Franklin, J.; Carey, J. W. (Eds.)

Faulkner, D.R., Sanchez-Roa, C., Boulton, C. and Den Hartog, S.A.M. Pore fluid pressure development in compacting fault gouge in theory, experiments and nature. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123, doi: 10.1002/2017JB015130.


Fagereng, Å and Den Hartog, S.A.M. Subduction megathrust creep governed by pressure solution and frictional-viscous flow. Nature Geoscience, 10, 51-57, doi: 10.1038/ngeo2857.

Buckmann, J., Bankole, S., Zihms, S.G., Lewis, H., Couples, G., Corbett, P. Quantifying porosity through automated image collection and batch image processing: case study of three carbonates and an aragonite cemented sandstone. Geoscience 2017, 7(3), 70

Daniels, K., Harrington, J.F., Zihms, S.G., Wiseall, A. Bentonite permeability at elevated temperature. Geosciences. 7.

Kampman, N., P. Bertier, A. Busch, J. Snippe, J. Harrington, V. Pipich, A. Maskell, and M. Bickle. Validating Reactive Transport Models of CO2-brine-Rock Reactions in Caprocks Using Observations from a Natural CO2 Reservoir, Energy Procedia, 114, 4902-4916, doi: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1632.

Wentinck, H. M., and A. Busch. Modelling of CO2 diffusion and related poro-elastic effects in a smectite-rich cap rock above a reservoir used for CO2 storage, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 454, 155-173, doi: 10.1144/sp454.4.

Busch, A., K. Schweinar, N. Kampman, A. Coorn, V. Pipich, A. Feoktystov, L. Leu, A. Amann-Hildenbrand, and P. Bertier. Determining the porosity of mudrocks using methodological pluralism, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 454, 15-38, doi: 10.1144/sp454.1.


Fang, Y., Den Hartog, S.A.M., Elsworth, D., Marone, C.J. and Cladouhos, T. Anomalous distribution of microearthquakes in the Newberry Geothermal Reservoir: mechanisms and implications. Geothermics, 63, 62-73, doi: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2015.04.005.

Leu, L., Georgiadis, A., Blunt, M.J., Busch, A., Bertier, P., Schweinar, K., Liebi, M., Menzel, A., Ott, H. Multiscale Description of Shale Pore Systems by Scanning SAXS and WAXS Microscopy, Energy & Fuels 30, 10282–1029, doi: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b02256.

Kampman, N., Busch, A., Bertier, P., Snippe, J., Hangx, S., Pipich, V., Di, Z., Rother, G., Harrington, J.F., Kemp, S.J., Evans, J.P., Maskell, A., Chapman, H.J., Bickle, M.J. Observational evidence for the long-term integrity of CO2-reservoir caprocks. Nature Communications 7, doi: 10.1038/ncomms12268.

Busch, A., P. Bertier, Y. Gensterblum, G. Rother, C. J. Spiers, M. Zhang, and H. M. Wentinck. On sorption and swelling of CO2 in clays, Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources, 2(2), 111-130, doi: 10.1007/s40948-016-0024-4.

Bertier, P., Schweinar, K., Stanjek, H., Ghanizadeh, A., Clarkson, C.R., Busch, A., Kampman, N., Prinz, D., Amann-Hildenbrand, A., Krooss, B.M., Pipich, V., Di, Z. On the use and abuse of N2 physisorption for the characterization of the pore structure of shales. Clays and Clay Minerals 21, 151-161.