Andreas Busch


Associate Professor.

Education & Biography

Since 2016: Associate Professor , The Lyell Centre, Heriot-Watt University
Since 2014: Visiting reader, RWTH Aachen University, GER
2008 – 2016: Research Geoscientist, Shell Global Solutions International B.V., NL
2005 – 2008: Post-doc, RWTH Aachen University, Inst of Petroleum and Coal, GER
2002 – 2005: PhD student, RWTH Aachen University, Inst of Petroleum and Coal, GER
2004: Visiting Researcher, CSIRO Petroleum, Melbourne, AUS
1998: BSc (HONS) Econ. Sedimentology, University of Stellenbosch, RSA
1995-2001: Diploma (MSc) (Geology), Philipps-University Marburg, Germany

Research Interests

My work focuses on the hydro-chemical-mechanical coupling in CO2 storage, unconventional and energy storage reservoirs as well as in reservoir seals. This is part of the Geoenergy Research Group in the Lyell Centre. This is done by studying natural analogues, perform single and multi-phase flow experiments on low permeability rocks and fractures, investigate fluid-rock interactions and study the pore scale mechanisms of relevant reservoir and seal rocks. Knowledge gained from laboratory and field studies are integrated into analytical and numerical modeling in order to upscale from pore to field scale.