Ryan Edwards

Ryan’s research is investigating the potential environmental impacts and opportunities associated with unconventional oil and gas production. His work involves the development of numerical models of fluid flow in unconventional reservoirs. Ryan’s projects include an investigation into the fate of the aqueous hydraulic fracturing fluid that is injected into unconventional formations during fracturing operations, and an investigation into the potential for CO2 sequestration in depleted shale gas formations. He is also interested in the practical and policy implications of his technical work and is assessing the feasibility and cost of CO2 sequestration in shales, informed by the results of his modeling study.