|Primary Affiliation:||Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences|
|Other Affiliations:||ERE, Geophysics|
|Office Location:||Green Earth Sci. 155|
Using derivative free methods, such as Particle Swarm Optimization and Mesh Adaptive Direct Search, to reduce the risk of leakage in carbon dioxide sequestration projects. The optimal well placement and rate of carbon dioxide injection is considered, as well as the placements and rates for water-injectors and producers. Stanford's GPRS is used extensively to model the sequestration into a brine aquifer with known geology. The extension of the method to models with uncertain geology is under investigation.