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Peter Johnson

Research Scientist

Peter Johnson is a numerical modeler with a focus on heat and mass transport in porous media. He uses models and associated tools to understand reservoir processes, responses to reservoir stresses such as CO2 injections and fluid withdrawal, and the fundamental thermal-hydraulic-physical-chemical processes that occur in the reservoir. Using these tools, management decisions can be optimized, allowing for greater confidence that Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) projects and CO2 capture and storage can be successful and sustained. His expertise includes TOUGH2 and FEHM, and supporting tools such as LaGriT that are used to generate computational meshes. With Carbon Solutions, Peter works to integrate reservoir science and management with the other components of the CCS workstream.

Peter has a BS in Earth Science (geology option) from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and an MS and PhD in geology from The University at Buffalo (SUNY). He joins Carbon Solutions from GNS Science in New Zealand, where he was a geothermal reservoir modeler and groundwater modeler. Prior to that, he worked in the Computational Earth Science group at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Education and Training:

Ph.D. | Geology | The University at Buffalo (SUNY) | 2013–2018
M.Sc. | Geology | The University at Buffalo (SUNY) | 2011–2013
B.Sc. | Earth Science (Geology option) | New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology | 2005–2009 | 2:1