Refereed Journal Articles

  • 2015
  • C.W. Kuo and S. Benson (2015), Numerical and Analytical Study of Effects of Small Scale Heterogeneity on CO2/Brine Multiphase Flow System in Horizontal Corefloods, Advances in Water Resources, 79, 1-17. DOI
  • Y. Yang, F. Yang, F.F. Hingerl, X. Xiao, Y. Liu, Z. Wu, S. Benson and P. Pianetta (2015), Registration of the Rotation Axis in X-ray Tomography, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 22(2), 452-457. DOI
  • F. Yang, F.F. Hingerl, X. Xiao, Y. Liu, Z. Wu, S. Benson and M.F. Toney (2015), Extraction of Pore-Morphology and Capillary Pressure Curves of Porous Media from Synchrotron-Based Tomography Data, Scientific Reports, in press.
  • 2014
  • H. De Coninck and S. Benson (2014), Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage: Issues and Prospects, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 39, 243-270. DOI
  • C. Ruprecht, R. Pini, R. Falta, and S. Benson (2014), Hysteretic Trapping and Relative Permeability of CO2 in Sandstone at Reservoir Conditions, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 27, 15-27. DOI
  • M. Carbajales-Dale, C.J. Barnhart and S. Benson (2014), Can We Afford Storage? A Dynamic Net Energy Analysis of Renewable Electricity Generation Supported by Energy Storage, Energy and Environmental Science, 7(5), 1538-1544. DOI
  • M. Carbajales-Dale, C.J. Barnhart A.R. Brandt and S. Benson (2014), A Better Currency for Investing in a Sustainable Future, Nature Climate Change, 4(7), 524-527. DOI
  • M. Bazilian, A.R. Brandt, L. Billman, G. Heath, J. Logan, M. Mann and S. Benson (2014), Ensuring Benefits from North American Shale Gas Development: Towards a Research Agenda, Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources, 7, 71-74. DOI
  • S. Benson and S.J. Friedmann (2014), Spring Issue of the Bridge on Emerging Issues in Earth Resources Engineering. 44(1), 42-50. Link
  • S. Benson (2014), Negative-emissions Insurance, Science, 344(6191), 1431-1431. DOI
  • D. Huo and S. Benson (2014), An Experimental Investigation of Stress-dependent Permeability and Permeability Hysteresis Behavior in Rock Fractures, AGU monograph: Dynamics of Fluids and Transport in Fractured-Porous Media - Recent advances and future directions.
  • 2013
  • R. Pini and S. Benson (2013), Characterization and Scaling of Meso-scale Heterogeneities in Sandstones, Geophysical Research Letters, 40(15), 3903-3908. DOI
  • R. Pini and S. Benson (2013), Simultaneous Determination of Capillary Pressure and Relative Permeability Curves from Core-flooding Experiments with Various Fluid Pairs, Water Resources Research, 49(6), 3516-3530. DOI
  • R. Pini, S. Krevor, M. Krause and S. Benson (2013), Capillary Heterogeneity in Sandstone Rocks During CO2/Water Core-flooding Experiments, Energy Procedia, 37, 5473-5479. DOI
  • M. Krause, S. Krevor and S. Benson (2013), A Procedure for the Accurate Determination of Sub-Core Scale Permeability Distributions with Error Quantification, Transport in Porous Media, 98(3), 565-588. DOI
  • C.-W. Kuo and S. Benson (2013), Analytical Study of Effects of Flow Rate, Capillarity and Gravity on CO2/Brine Multiphase Flow System in Horizontal Corefloods, SPE Journal, 18(4), 708-720. DOI
  • B. Li, H. Tchelepi and S. Benson (2013), Influence of Capillary-Pressure Models on CO2 Solubility Trapping, Advances in Water Resources, 62(C), 488-498. DOI
  • B. Li, H. Tchelepi and S. Benson (2013), The Influence of Capillary Entry-Pressure Representation on CO2 Solubility Trapping, Energy Procedia, 37, 3808-3815. DOI
  • C. Strandli and S. Benson (2013), Identifying Diagnostics for Reservoir Structure and CO2 Plume Migration from Multilevel Pressure Measurements, Water Resources Research, 49(6), 3462-3475. DOI
  • L. Zuo, C. Zhang, R. Falta and S. Benson (2013), Micromodel Investigations of CO2 Exsolution from Carbonated Water in Sedimentary Rocks, Advances in Water Resources, 53, 188-197. DOI
  • L. Zuo and S. Benson (2013), Exsolution Enhanced Oil Recovery with Concurrent CO2 Sequestration, Energy Procedia, 37, 6957-6963. DOI
  • R. Falta, L. Zuo and S. Benson (2013), Migration of Exsolved CO2 Following Depressurization of Saturated Brines, Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, in press. DOI
  • S. Krevor, R. Pini and S. Benson (2013), Measurement of the Multiphase Flow Properties of the CO2 Brine System for Carbon Sequestration, Energy Procedia, 37, 4499-4503. DOI
  • 2012
  • A. Esposito and S. Benson (2012), Evaluation and Development of Options for Remediation of Leakage into Groundwater Aquifers from CO2 Storage Reservoirs, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 7, 62-73. DOI
  • S. Krevor, R. Pini, L. Zuo and S. Benson (2012), Relative permeability and trapping of CO2 and water in sandstone rocks at reservoir conditions, Water Resources Research, 48 (W02532). DOI
  • R. Pini, S. Krevor and S. Benson (2012), Capillary pressure and heterogeneity for the CO2/water system in sandstone rocks at reservoir conditions, Advances in Water Resources, 38, 48-59. DOI
  • L. Zuo, S. Krevor, R. W. Falta and S. Benson (2012), An Experimental Study of CO2 Exsolution and Relative Permeability Measurements During CO2 Saturated Water Depressurization, Transport in porous media, 91(2), 459-478. DOI
  • 2011
  • M. Krause, J.-C Perrin and S. Benson (2011), Modeling Permeability Distributions in a Sandstone Core for History Matching Coreflood Experiments, SPE Journal, 16(4), 768-777. DOI
  • S. Krevor, R. Pini, B. Li and S. Benson (2011), Capillary Heterogeneity Trapping of CO2 in a Sandstone Rock at Reservoir Conditions, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L15401. DOI
  • S. Krevor, T. Ide, S. Benson and F. M. Orr, Jr. (2011), Real-Time Tracking of CO2 Injected into a Subsurface Coal Fire through High-Frequency Measurements of the 13CO2 Signature, Environmental Science and Technology, 45(9), 4179-4186. DOI
  • J.-C Perrin, R. W. Falta, S. Krevor, L. Zuo, K. Ellison and S. M. Benson (2011), Laboratory experiments on core-scale behavior of CO2 exolved from CO2 -saturated brine, Energy Procedia, 4, 3210-3215.DOI
  • M. Krause, J.-C Perrin and S. M. Benson (2011), Recent Progress in Predicting Permeability Distributions for History Matching Core Flooding Experiments, Energy Procedia, 4, 4354-4361.DOI
  • C.-W. Kuo, J.-C Perrin and S. M. Benson (2011), Simulation studies of effect of flow rate and small scale heterogeneity on multiphase flow of CO2 and brine, Energy Procedia, 4, 4516-4523.DOI
  • A. Esposito and S. M. Benson (2011), Remediation of possible leakage from geologic CO2 storage reservoirs into groundwater aquifers, Energy Procedia, 4, 3216-3223.DOI
  • K. Farhat, A. Brandt and S. M. Benson (2011), CO2 Interim storage: Technical characteristics and potential role in CO2 market development, Energy Procedia, 4, 2628-2636.DOI
  • 2010
  • S. Krevor, J.-C. Perrin, A. Esposito, C. Rella and S. Benson (2010), Rapid detection and characterization of surface CO2 leakage through the real-time measurement of 13C signatures in CO2 flux from the ground, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 4(5), 811-815. DOI
  • J.-C Perrin and S. M. Benson (2009), An Experimental Study on the Influence of Sub-Core Scale Heterogeneities on CO2 Distribution in Reservoir Rocks., Transport in porous media, 82(1), 93-109. DOI
  • 2009
  • E. Chabora and S. M. Benson (2009), Brine Displacement and Leakage Detection Using Pressure Measurements in Aquifers Overlying CO2 Storage Reservoirs, Energy Procedia, 1(1), 2405-2412. DOI
  • J.-C Perrin, M. Krause, C.-W. Kuo, L. Milijkovic, E. Chabora and S. M. Benson (2009), Core-Scale experimental study of relative permeability properties of CO2 and brine in reservoir rocks, Energy Procedia, 1(1), 3515-3522. DOI
  • M. Krause, J.-C. Perrin, C.-W. Kuo and S. M. Benson (2009), Characterization of CO2 storage properties using core analysis techniques and thin section data, Energy Procedia, 1(1), 2969-2974.DOI
  • < 2008
  • Snieder, R. and S. M. Benson (2008), Help make a difference with education and outreach for the global energy challenge!, The Leading Edge, 27, pp. 1364-1370.
  • R. Snieder and S. M. Benson, (2008), Education for the Global Energy Challenge, Physics Today, pp. 48-49.
  • S. M. Benson and D. R. Cole (2008), CO2 Sequestration in Deep Sedimentary Formations, ELEMENTS, Vol, 4, pp. 325-331, DOI: 10.2113/gselements.4.5.325.
  • D. Silin, T. W. Patzek, S. M. Benson (2008), A one-dimensional model of vertical gas plume migration through a heterogeneous porous medium, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, November 2008, ISSN 1750-5836, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2008.09.003.
  • P. Jordan and S. M. Benson (2008), Well Blowout Rates and Consequences in California Oil and Gas District 4 from 1991 to 2005: Implications for Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide, Environmental Geology, DOI: 10.1007/s00254-008-1403-0.
  • A. Cortis, C. M. Oldenburg, S. M. Benson (2008), The role of optimality in characterizing CO2 seepage from geologic carbon sequestration sites, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol.2, Issue 4, Pages 640-652, ISSN 1750-5836, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2008.04.008.
  • S.M. Benson and F. M. Orr, Jr., Sustainability and Energy Conversions. MRS Bulletin, Submitted (September, 2007).
  • D. Silin, T. Patzek and S.M. Benson, A model of buoyancy-driven two-phase countercurrent fluid flow. Transport in porous Media, Submitted (April, 2007).
  • T. Daley, R.D. Solbau , J. B. Ajo-Franklin, S.M. Benson (2007) Continuous Active-Source Seismic Monitoring of CO2 Injection in a Brine Aquifer, Geophysics, Volume 72, Issue 5, pp. A57-A61 (September-October 2007).
  • J.L. Lewicki, G.E. Hilley, T. Tosha, R. Aoyagi, K. Yamamoto, and S.M. Benson, (2007) Dynamic Coupling of Volcanic CO2 Flow and Wind at the Horseshoe Lake Tree Kill, Mammoth Mountain, CA, Geophysical Research Letters, VOL. 34, L03401, doi:10.1029/2006GL028848, 2007.
  • S.M. Benson, and T. Surles (2006) Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage: An Overview with Emphasis on Capture and Storage in Deep Geological Formations, The Proceedings Special Issue, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Vol. 94, No 10, October 2006, DOI 10.1109/PROC.2006.883716.
  • S. D. Hovorka, S.M. Benson, C. Doughty, B. M. Freifeld, S. Sakurai, T. M. Daley, Y. K. Kharaka, Mark H. Holtz, R. C. Trautz, H. S. Nance, L. R. Myer and K. G. Knauss. Measuring permanence of CO2 storage in saline formations: the Frio experiment. Environmental Geosciences; June 2006; v. 13; no. 2; p. 105-121; DOI: 10.1306/eg.11210505011.
  • Y. Zhang, C.M. Oldenburg and S.M. Benson (2004) "Vadose Zone Remediation of Carbon Dioxide Leakage from Geologic Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Sites," Vadose Zone Journal, 3:858-866. Madison, Wisconsin.
  • R.P. Hepple and S.M. Benson (2004) "Implications of Surface Seepage on the Effectiveness of Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide as a Climate Change Mitigation Strategy: Performance Requirements and the Implications of Surface Seepage." Environmental Geology paper DOI 10.1007/s00254-004-1181-2. September 13, 2004.
  • P.T. Zawislanski, S.M. Benson, R. TerBerg, and S.E. Borglin (2003) "Selenium Speciation, Solubility, and Mobility in Land-Disposed Dredged Sediments," Environmental Science Technology, 37 (11), pp. 2415-2420.
  • C.-F. Tsang, S.M. Benson, B. Kobelski, and R. Smith (2002) "Scientific Considerations Related to Regulation Development for CO2 Sequestration in Brine Formations," Environmental Geology, Vol. 42, No. 2-3, pp. 275-281.
  • I.N. Solodov, V.I. Malkovsky, A.A. Pek, and S.M. Benson (2002) "New Evidence for the Combined Influence of Vapor Condensation and Thermal Convection on Groundwater Monitoring Wells," Environmental Geology, Vol. 42, No. 2-3, pp. 145-150.
  • T.W. Patzek, D.B. Silin, S.M. Benson, and G.I. Barenblatt (2003) "On Vertical Diffusion of Gases in a Horizontal Reservoir," Transport in Porous Media, Vol. 51, Issue 2, pp. 141-156.
  • C.M. Oldenburg, K. Pruess, and S.M. Benson (2001) "Process Modeling of CO2 Injection into Natural Gas Reservoirs for Carbon Sequestration and Enhanced Gas Recovery," Energy < Fuels, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 293-298.
  • C.M. Oldenburg, K. Pruess, and S.M. Benson (2000) Proceedings of GSA Meeting, Vol. 32, No. 7, September 9-18, 2000, Reno, Nevada; (2001) "Process Modeling of CO2 Injection into Natural Gas Reservoirs for Carbon Sequestration and Enhanced Gas Recovery," Energy < Fuels, 15, pp. 293-298.
  • W.P. Kegley, W.C. Fallaw, D.S. Snipes, S.M. Benson, and V. Price Jr. (1994) "Textural Factors Affecting Permeability at the MWD Well Field, Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina," Southeastern Geology, Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 139-161.
  • C. Doughty, J.C.S. Long, K. Hestir, and S.M. Benson (1994) "Hydrologic Characterization of Heterogeneous Geologic Media with an Inverse Method Based on Iterated Function Systems," Water Resources Research, Vol. 30, No. 6, pp. 1721-1745.
  • C. Wahl, S.M. Benson, and G. Santolo (1994) "Temporal and Spatial Monitoring of Soil Selenium at Kesterson Reservoir, California," Air, Water, and Soil Pollution, Vol. 74, pp. 345-361.
  • T.K. Tokunaga and S.M. Benson, "Selenium in Kesterson Reservoir Ephemeral Pools Formed by Groundwater Rise: I. A Field Study," Journal of Environmental Quality, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 246-251.
  • P.T. Zawislanski, T.K. Tokunaga, S.M. Benson, J.M. Oldfather, and T.N. Narasimhan (1992) "Bare Soil Evaporation and Solute Movement of Selenium in Contaminated Soils at Kesterson Reservoir, California," Journal of Environmental Quality, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 447-457.
  • P. Persoff, C.J. Radke, K. Pruess, S.M. Benson, and P.A. Witherspoon (1991) "A Laboratory Investigation of Foam Flow in Sandstone at Elevated Pressure," SPE Reservoir Engineering, August, pp. 365-372.
  • T.K. Tokunaga, D.S. Lipton, S.M. Benson, A.W. Yee, J.M. Oldfather, E.C. Duckart, P.W. Johannis, and K.E. Halvorsen (1991) "Soil Selenium Fractionation, Depth Profiles and Time Trends in a Vegetated Upland at Kesterson Reservoir," Water, Air and Soil Pollution, Vol. 57 and 58, pp. 31-41.
  • A.F. White, S.M. Benson, A.W. Yee, H.A. Wollenberg, and S. Flexser (1991) "Groundwater Contamination at the Kesterson Reservoir, California—Part II: Geochemical Parameters Influencing Selenium Mobility," Water Resources Research, Vol. 27, No. 6, pp. 1085-1098.
  • S.M. Benson, A.F White, S. Halfman, S. Flexser, and M. Alavi (1991) "Groundwater Contamination at the Kesterson Reservoir, California—Part I: Hydrogeologic Setting and Conservative Chemical Transport," Water Resources Research, Vol. 27, No. 6, pp. 1071-1084.
  • S.M. Benson, M. Delamore, and S. Hoffman (1990) "Kesterson Crisis: Sorting Out the Facts," Proceedings of the National Conference on Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, July 11-13, 1990, Durango, Colorado; ASCE Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Vol. 119, No. 3, pp. 471-483.
  • P. Persoff, K. Pruess, S.M. Benson, Y.S. Wu, C.J. Radke, P.A. Witherspoon, and Y.A. Shikari (1990) "Aqueous Foams for Control of Gas Migration and Water Coning in Aquifer Gas Storage," Energy Sources, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 479-497.
  • R.H. Long, S.M. Benson, T.K. Tokunaga, and A. Yee (1990) "Selenium Immobilization in a Pond Sediment at Kesterson Reservoir," Journal of Environmental Quality, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 302-311.
  • S.M. Benson, and G.S. Bodvarsson (1986) Nonisothermal Effects During Injeciton and Falloff Tests, SPE Formation Evaluation, Feb. 1986, p. 53-63.
  • G.S. Bodvarsson, S.M. Benson, O. Sigurdsson, V. Stefansson, and E.T. Eliasson (1984) "The Krafla Geothermal Field, Iceland: Analysis of Well Test Data," Water Resources Research, Vol. 20, No. 11, pp. 1515-1530.
  • S.M. Benson and C.H. Lai (1984) "Analysis of Interference Data in a Highly Heterogeneous Naturally Fractured Geothermal Reservoir," paper SPE-13252, Proceedings of the 59th Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Engineers of AIME, Houston, Texas; also in (1986) Formation Evaluation, pp. 236-248.
  • C.W. Miller, S.M. Benson, M.J. O'Sullivan, and K. Pruess (1982) "Wellbore Effects in the Analysis of Two-Phase Geothermal Well Tests," Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 309-320.
  • G.S. Bodvarsson, S.M. Benson, and P.A. Witherspoon (1982) "Theory of the Development of Geothermal Systems Charged by Vertical Faults," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 87, No. B11, pp. 9317-9328.
  • R.C. Schroeder, C.B. Goranson, S.M. Benson, and M.J. Lippmann (1980) "Well Interference Tests at the Cerro Prieto Geothermal Field," Geothermics, Vol. 9, pp. 179-187.

Refereed Book Chapters

  • S.M. Benson, (2007) Monitoring Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Capture and Geologic Sequestration: Integrating technology, monitoring, and regulation, E.J. Wilson and D. Gerard (eds.) Blackwell Scientific Publishing, Ames, Iowa, Chapter 4.
  • S.M. Benson, and P. Cook, Coordinating Lead Authors. J. Anderson, S. Bachu, H.B. Nimir, B. Basu, J. Bradshaw, G. Deguchi, J. Gale, G. von Goerne, W. Heidug, S. Holloway, R. Kamal, D. Keith, P. Lloyd, P. Rocha, B. Senior, J. Thomson, T. Torp, T. Wildenborg, M. Wilson, F. Zarlenga, and D. Zhou, Lead AuthorS.M..Celia, B. Gunter, J. Ennis King, E. Lindegerg, S. Lombardi, C. Oldenburg, K. Pruess, A. Rigg, S. Stevens, E. Wilson, S. Whittaker (2005) "Underground Geological Storage," IPCC Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage, Chapter 5. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.
  • E. Rubin, L. Meyer, and H. deConinck, Coordinating Lead Authors. Abanades, J.C., M. 181. Akai, S.M. Benson, K. Caldeira, P. Cook, O. Davidson, R. Doctor, J. Dooley, P. Freund, J. Gale, W. Heidug, H. Herzog, D. Keith, M. Mazzotti, B. Metz, B. Osman-Elasha, A. Palmer, R. Pipatti, K. Smekens, M. Soltanieh, and K. Thambimuthu (2005) "Technical Summary," IPCC Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.
  • J.C. Abanades, M. Akai, S.M. Benson, K. Caldeira, H. de Coninck, P. Cook, O. Davidson, R. Doctor, J. Dooley, P. Freund, J. Gale, W. Heidug, H. Herzog, D. Keith, M. Mazzotti, B. Metz, L. Meyer, B. Osman-Elasha, A. Palmer, R. Pipatti, E. Rubin, K. Smekens, M. Soltanieh, and K. Thambimuthu (2005) "Summary for Policy Makers," IPCC Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.
  • S.D. Hovorka, C. Doughty, S.M. Benson, K. Pruess, and P.R. Knox (2004) "The Impact of Geological Heterogeneity on CO2 Storage in Brine Formations: A Case Study from the Texas Gulf Coast," Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide, S.J. Baines and R.H. Worden (eds.) Geological Society, London Special Publications, 233, p. 147-163.
  • S.M. Benson and R. Hepple (2005) "Prospects for Early Detection and Options for Remediation of Leakage from CO2 Sequestration Projects," Carbon Dioxide Capture for Storage in Deep Geologic Formations—Results from the CO2 Capture Project, Vol. 2: Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide with Monitoring and Verification, Elsevier Publishing, UK, p. 1189-1203.
  • S.M. Benson (2005) "Lessons Learned from Natural and Industrial Analogues," Carbon Dioxide Capture for Storage in Deep Geologic Formations—Results from the CO2 Capture Project, Vol. 2: Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide with Monitoring and Verification, Elsevier Publishing, UK, p. 1133-1141.
  • S.M. Benson (2005) "Overview of Geologic Storage of CO2," Carbon Dioxide Capture for Storage in Deep Geologic Formations—Results from the CO2 Capture Project, Vol. 2: Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide with Monitoring and Verification, Elsevier Publishing, UK, p. 665-672.
  • S.M. Benson and L. Myer (2002) "Monitoring to Ensure Safe and Effective Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide," Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Workshop on Carbon Sequestration, November 18-22, 2002, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • E.R. Byron, H.M. Ohlendorf, G.M. Santolo, S.M. Benson, P.T. Zawislanski, and T.K. Tokunaga (2002) "Ecological Risk Assessment Example: Waterfowl and Shorebirds Feeding in Ephemeral Pools at Kesterson Reservoir, California;" Handbook of Ecotoxicology, Chapter 37, pp. 977-1006.
  • S.D. Hovorka, C. Doughty, S.M. Benson, K. Pruess, and P.R. Knox (2002) "Assessment of the Impact of Geological Heterogeneity on CO2 Storage in Brine Formations: A Case Study from the Texas Gulf Coast," Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide for Emissions Reduction: Technology, S.J. Baines, J. Gale, and R.H. Worden (eds).
  • W.D. Gunter, S. Bachu, and S.M. Benson (2004), "The Role of Hydrogeological and Geochemical Trapping in Sedimentary Basins for Secure Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide," Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide for Emissions Reduction: Technology, S.J. Baines, J. Gale, and R.H. Worden (eds). Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 233, 129-145.
  • S.M. Benson, T. Dorchak, G. Jacobs, J. Ekmann, J. Bishop, T. Grahame, Thomas (2000) "Carbon Dioxide Reuse and Sequestration: The State of the Art Today," Energy 2000: State of the Art, P. Catania (ed.), pp. 205-226.
  • S.M. Benson (2000) "An Overview of Geologic Sequestration of CO2," ENERGY 2000: The Beginning of a New Millennium, Peter Catania, (ed.), pp. 1219-1225.
  • S.M. Benson (1997) "Influence of Nitrate on the Mobility and Reduction Kinetics of Selenium in Groundwater Systems," Environmental Chemistry of Selenium, W.T. Frankenberger and R.A. Engberg (eds) Marcel Dekker, Inc., Chap. 22, pp. 437-457.
  • T.K. Tokunaga, P.T. Zawislanski, P.W. Johannis, and S.M. Benson (1994) "Field Investigations of Selenium Speciation, Transformation, and Transport in Soils from Kesterson Reservoir and Lahontan Valley," Selenium in the Environment, W.T. Frankenberger, Jr., and S. Benson (eds), Marcel Dekker, Inc., pp. 119-138.
  • N.E. Goldstein, S.M. Benson, and D. Alumbaugh (1990) "Saline Groundwater Plume Mapping with Electromagnetics," Geotechnical and Environmental Geophysics, S.H. Ward (ed), Society of Exploration Geophysics, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Vol. II, pp. 17-25.

Edited Peer Reviewed Books

  • S.M. Benson, ed. (2005) Carbon Dioxide Capture for Storage in Deep Geologic Formations—Results from the CO2 Capture Project, Vol. 2: Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide with Monitoring and Verification, Elsevier Publishing, UK. 654 pp.
  • B. Faybishenko, P.A. Witherspoon, and S.M. Benson (eds) (2000) "Dynamics of Fluids in Fractured Rock," Geophysical Monograph 122, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.
  • W.T. Frankenberger, Jr., and S.M. Benson (eds) (1994), Selenium in the Environment, Marcel Dekker,1994.

Reports

  • S.M. Benson, R. Pini, C. Reynolds, S. Krevor, Global CCS Institute Targeted Reprot No.2 Relative Permeability Analyses to Describe Multiphase Flow in CO2 Storage Reservoirs, 2004.
  • S.M. Benson, L.R. Myer, J.G. Blencoe, M.D. Cakici, D. Cole, W. Daily, T. Daley, C.A. Doughty, S. Fisher, W. Foxall, W. Gunter, M. Holtz, J. Horita, G.M. Hoversten, S. Hovorka, K. Jessen, J.W. Johnson, B.M. Kennedy, K.G. Knauss, A. Kovscek, D. Law, M.J. Lippmann, E.L. Majer, B. van der Meer, G. Moline, R.L. Newmark, C.M. Oldenburg, J. Orr, Franklin M,, A.V. Palumbo, J.C. Parker, T.J. Phelps, K. Pruess, A. Ramirez, S. Sakurai, C.-F. Tsang, Y. Wang, and J. Zhu, The GEO-SEQ Project Results. Berkeley Lab Report LBNL/PUB-901, 2004.
  • S.M. Benson, L.R. Myer, C.M. Oldenburg, C.A. Doughty, K. Pruess, J. Lewicki, M. Hoversten, E. Gasperikova, T. Daley, E. Majer, M. Lippmann, C.-F. Tsang, K. Knauss, J. Johnson, W. Foxall, A. Ramirez, R. Newmark, D. Cole, T.J. Phelps, J. Parker, A. Palumbo, J. Horita, S. Fisher, G. Moline, L. Orr, T. Kovscek, K. Jessen, Y. Wang, J. Zhu, M. Cakici, S. Hovorka, M. Holtz, S. Sakurai, B. Gunter, D. Law, and B. van der Meer (2004) "GEO-SEQ Best Practices Manual, Geologic Carbon Dioxide Sequestration: Site Evaluation to Implementation," Department of Energy's Information Bridge, http://www.osti.gov/bridge/purl.cover.jsp?purl=/842996-Bodt8y/native/. Berkeley Lab Report LBNL-56623, 2004.
  • R. Hepple, Y. Zihang, C. Oldenburg, and S.M. Benson (2003) "Scoping Paper on Options for Early Detection and Remediation of Leakage from CO2 Storage Projects," CO2 Capture Project—An Integrated, Collaborative Technology Development Project for Next Generation CO2 Separation, Capture and Geologic Sequestration, Department of Energy Semi-Annual Report.
  • S.M. Benson, R. Hepple, J. Apps, C.-F. Tsang, and M. Lippman (2002) Lessons Learned from Natural and Industrial Analogues for Storage of Carbon Dioixide in Deep Geological Formations, Report No. LBNL-51170, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • P. Zawislanski, S.M. Benson, R. TerBerg, and S. Borglin (2002) "Land Disposal of San Luis Drain Sediments, Panoche Water District, South Dos Palos, California," Department of Energy's Information Bridge, http://www.osti.gov/dublincore/ecd/servlets/purl/815477-x1StIB/native/815477.pdf, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) on line; Report No. LBNL-51025, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • P.T. Zawislanski, S.M. Benson, R. TerBerg, and S. Borglin (2001) Land Disposal of San Luis Drain Sediments, Progress Report October 1998- November 2000, Report No. LBNL-47861, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • S.M. Benson (2000) "GEO-SEQ Partnership," Greenhouse Issues, Number 47, March 2000, IEA Greenhouse Gas R<D Programme.
  • S.M. Benson, J. Edmonds, R. Socolow, and T. Surles (1999) "Human Impacts and Management of Carbon Sources," Basic Research Needs for Sustainability: The Carbon Problem," sponsored by the NSF and DOE, P. Eisenberger and M. Knotek (eds).
  • D. Reichel, J. Houghton, R. Kane, J. Ekmann, S.M. Benson, J. Clarke, R. Dahlman, G. Hendrey, H. Herzog, J. Hunter-Cevera, G. Jacobs, R. Judkins, J. Ogden, A. Palmisano, R. Socolow, J. Stringer, T. Surles, A. Wolsky, N. Woodward, and M. York (1999) Carbon Sequestration—Research and Development, Office of Science, Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy Report.
  • P.T. Zawislanski, T.K. Tokunaga, S.M. Benson, H.S. Mountford, H. Wong, T. Alusi, R. TerBerg, and K. Olson (1999) Hydrological and Geochemical Investigations of Selenium Behavior at Kesterson Reservoir, Progress Report - October 1, 1996 through September 30, 1998, Report No. LBNL-43535, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • J. McCullough, T.C. Hazen, S.M. Benson, F.B. Metting, and A.C. Palmisano (1999) Bioremediation of Metals and Radionuclides…What It Is and How It Works, Prepared for the Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research Program, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Office of Science, U.S. Dept. of Energy; Report No. LBNL-42595, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • S.M. Benson, W. Chandler, J. Edmonds, M. Levine, L. Bates, H. Chum, J. Dooley, D. Grether, J. Houghton, J. Logan, G. Wiltsee, and L. Wright (1997) Carbon Management: Assessment of Fundamental Research Needs, Office of Energy Research, Department of Energy, DOE/ER-0724.
  • P.T. Zawislanski, T.K. Tokunaga, S.M. Benson, H.S. Mountford, T.C. Sears, H. Wong, D. King, and J. Oldfather (1997) Hydrological and Geochemical Investigations of Selenium Behavior at Kesterson Reservoir—Progress Report, October, 1994 - September, 1996, Report No. LBNL-41027, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • P.T. Zawislanski, A.E. McGrath, S.M. Benson, H.S. Mountford, T.M. Johnson, E. Gabet, S.C.B. Myneni, T.K. Tokunaga, S. Chau, and H. Wong (1997) Selenium Fractionation and Cycling in the Intertidal Zone of the Carquinez Strait—Annual Report October 1, 1995 - December 31, 1996, Report No. LBNL-40993, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • S.M.Benson (1997) Capturing and Sequestering Carbon by Enhancing the Natural Carbon Cycle: Preliminary Identification of Basic Science Needs and Opportunities, Report No. LBNL-40813, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • D.S. Snipes, S.M. Benson, V. Price, Jr., and T.J. Temples (1996) Hydrologic Properties of Aquifers in the Central Savannah River Area, Volume Two, Department of Geological Sciences, Clemson, University, Clemson, South Carolina; also Report No. LBNL-44160, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • C. Wahl and S.M. Benson (1996) Update to Modeling Soil Selenium Concentrations in the Shallow Soil Profile at Kesterson Reservoir, Merced County, California, Report No. LBNL-39215, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • P.T. Zawislanski, S.M. Benson, A.A. Brownfield, S. Chau, E. Gabet, T.M. Johnson, D. King, A.E. McGrath, H.S. Mountford, S.C.B. Myneni, J. Oldfather, T.C. Sears, and H.-W.C. Wong (1996) Selenium Fractionation and Cycling in the Intertidal Zone of the Carquinez Strait, Quarterly Progress Report, April 1, 1996 through June 30, 1996, Report No. LBNL-39617, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • A.J.B. Cohen, K. Karasaki, S.M. Benson, G. Bodvarsson, B. Freifield, P. Benito, P. Cook, J. Clyde, K. Grossenbacher, J. Peterson, R. Solbau, B. Thapa, D. Vasco, and P. Zawislanski (1996) "Hydrogeologic Characterization of Fractured Rock Formations: A Guide for Groundwater Remediators," U.S. Environmental Protection Agency R<D Project Summary, EPA/600/S-96/001.
  • P.T. Zawislanski, S.M. Benson, A.A. Brownfield, E. Gabet, A.F. Haxo, T.M. Johnson, D. King, A.E. McGrath, H.S. Mountford, S.C.B. Myneni, J. Oldfather, T.C. Sears, and H.-W.C. Wong (1996) Selenium Fractionation and Cycling in the Intertidal Zone of the Carquinez Strait, Quarterly Progress Report, January 1996 through March 1996, Report No. LBNL-39616, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • P.T. Zawislanski, A.E. McGrath. S.M. Benson, H.S. Mountford, T.M. Johnson, S. Myneni, L. Tsao, J. Oldfather, A.F. Haxo and T.C. Sears (1996) Selenium Fractionation and Cycling in the Intertidal Zone of the Carquinez Strait, Quarterly Progress Report, October 1, 1995 through December 31, 1995, Report No. LBNL-39517, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • D.S. Snipes, S.M. Benson, V. Price, Jr. (1995) Hydrologic Properties of Aquifers in the Central Savannah River Are: Volume One, Department of Geological Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.
  • P.T. Zawislanski, A.E. McGrath, S.M. Benson, H.S. Mountford, T.M. Johnson, L. Tsao, J. Oldfather, A.F. Haxo, and T.C. Sears (1995) Selenium Fractionation and Cycling in the Intertidal Zone of the Carquinez Strait, Draft Annual Report, October 1, 1994 through September 30, 1995, Report No. LBNL-39515, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • P.T. Zawislanski, T.K. Tokunaga, S.M. Benson, P.W. Johannis, M. Zavarin, C. Wahl, T. Sears, J. Kengsoontra, L. Tsao, J. Oldfather, and A.W. Yee (1995) Hydrological and Geochemical Investigations of Selenium Behavior at Kesterson Reservoir: Progress Report, October 1, 1992 through September 30, 1994, Report No. LBNL-39518, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • S.M. Benson, T. Tokunaga, P. Zawislanski, C. Wahl, P. Johannis, M. Zavarin, A. Yee, L. Tsao, D. Phillips, and S. Ita (1992) Hydrological and Geochemical Investigations of Selenium Behavior at Kesterson Reservoir, Report No. LBL-33532, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • S.L. Ita and S.M. Benson (1992) "Field Investigation of the Effect of Rainfall Infiltration on Soil Selenium and Salinity at Kesterson Reservoir," Earth Sciences Division Annual Report, Report No. LBL-31500, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • T. K. Tokunaga and S.M. Benson (1992) Evaluation of a Shallow Tile Drain System for Improving Drainage Water Quality in the TJ Drain Service Area of the Fallon Indian Reservation, Fallon, Nevada, Report No. LBL-30473, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • S.M. Benson, T.K. Tokunaga, and P. Zawislanski (1992) Anticipated Soil Selenium Concentrations at Kesterson Reservoir, Report No. LBL-33080, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • T. Tokunaga and S.M. Benson (1991) Evaluation of Management Options for Disposal of Salt and Trace Element Laden Agricultural Drainage Water from the Fallon Indian Reservation, Fallon, Nevada: Final Report October 1, 1989 to December 30, 1990, Report No. LBL 30473, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • S.M. Benson, T.K. Tokunaga, P. Zawislanski, A.W. Yee, J.S. Daggett, J.M. Oldfather, L. Tsao, and P.W. Johannis (1990), Hydrological and Geochemical Investigations of Selenium Behavior at Kesterson Reservoir: Annual Report October 1, 1989 through September 30, 1990, Report No. LBL-29689, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • T. Tokunaga, S.M. Benson, and A. Yee (1990) Evaluation of Options for Disposal of TJ Drainage Water, Stillwater, Nevada: Progress Report 1, Report No. LBID-1607, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • N.E. Goldstein, S.L. Pillsbury, J.S. Daggett, and S.M. Benson (1989) Contaminant Plume Monitoring Adjacent to the Kesterson Reservoir, California, Report No. LBL-26557, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • D. Billaux, M. Uszynski, and S.M. Benson (1988) The Applicability of Expert Systems to Risk Analysis for Waste Disposal Problems, Report No. LBL-24967, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • N.E. Goldstein, D. Alumbaugh, and S.M. Benson (1988) Ground Conductivity Measurements Adjacent to the Kesterson Ponds 1, 2, and 5, Report No. LBL-24657, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • E.P. Binnall, H.A. Wollenberg, S.M. Benson, L. Tsao, and E.M. Didwall (1987) Critical Parameters for a High Level Waste Repository, Vol. 3: Salt, LLNL NUREG/CR4161, UCID-20092.
  • E.P. Binnall, S.M. Benson, L. Tsao, H.A. Wollenberg, T.K. Tokunaga, and E.M. Didwall (1987) Critical Parameters for a High-Level Waste Repository, Vol. 2: Tuff, LLNL NUREG/CR-4161, UCID-20092.
  • E.P. Binnall, H.A. Wollenberg, S.M. Benson, L. Tsao, O. Weres, A.L. Ramirez, and G.A. Armontrout (1985) Critical Parameters for a High-Level Waste Repository, Volume 1: Basalt, LLNL NUREG/CR-4161, UCID-20092.
  • S.M. Benson (1984) "Analysis of Injection Tests in Liquid-Dominated Geothermal Reservoirs," M. S. Thesis, University of California, Berkeley; Report No. LBL-17953, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • S.M. Benson (1984) "Aquifer Response to Pumping and Reinjection, Analysis and Interpretation of Data Obtained in Tests of the Geothermal Aquifer at Klamath Falls, Oregon," E.A. Sammel, (ed.) U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 84-4216, Menlo Park, California, pp. 6-1—6-9.
  • S.M. Benson, E.A. Sammel, R.D. Solbau, and C.H. Lai (1984) "Interpretation of Aquifer Test Data, Analysis and Interpretation of Data Obtained in Tests of the Geothermal Aquifer at Klamath Falls, Oregon," E.A. Sammel, (ed.) U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 84-4216, Menlo Park, California, pp. 5-1— 5-56.
  • S.M. Benson (1984) Technology Transfer Report: Feasibility Study for the Use of Geothermal Brine in the Ashdod Area, Israel, Report No. LBL-18520, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • S.M. Benson, principal author, (1984) "Data from Pumping and Injection Tests and Chemical Sampling in the Geothermal Aquifer at Klamath Falls, Oregon" U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 84-146, Menlo Park, California.
  • M.G. Bodvarsson and S.M. Benson (1982) Well Test Data From Geothermal Reservoirs, Report No. LBL-13295, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • R.S. Solbau, C.B. Goranson, and S.M. Benson (1981) Recently Developed Well Test Instrumentation for Low-to-Moderate Temperature Hydrothermal Reservoirs, Report No. LBL-13260, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.
  • S.M. S.M. Benson, C.B. Goranson, J. Noble, R.C. Schroeder, D. Corrigan, and H.A. Wollenberg (1980) Evaluation of the Susanville, California Geothermal Resource, Report No. LBL-11187, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California.