Senior Scientist, Head of Geologic Carbon Sequestration Program


Energy Geosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Curt Oldenburg is a Senior Scientist and Head of the Geologic Carbon Sequestration Program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His area of expertise is numerical model development and applications for coupled subsurface flow and transport processes. Curt is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, co-author of a textbook on CCS (Introduction to Carbon Capture and Sequestration, by Smit, Reimer, Oldenburg, and Bourg), and is the Editor in Chief for storage of Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology. In 20 years of research on geologic carbon sequestration, Curt has worked on many topics including CO2-enhanced gas recovery, leakage and seepage modeling and monitoring in the shallow subsurface, pipeline and well leakage including well blowout modeling, and overall risk assessment.