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Dr Jonathan Ennis-King

Research Team Leader - Reservoir Simulation


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Dr Jonathan Ennis-King received a BSc with first class honours in Mathematics from the University of Melbourne in 1988, and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the Australian National University (1989-1993). He subsequently held postdoctoral positions at the University of Melbourne (1993-5), Lund University, Sweden (1996-7) and the Australian National University (1998-9). During this period he worked in the field of theoretical physical chemistry, with research into surface forces, colloids, polymers, polyelectrolytes and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. He joined CSIRO in 1999 to work on the geological storage of carbon dioxide. His general research interests are in the modeling and simulation of multiphase flow in porous media, and the coupling of that flow to thermal, mechanical and chemical processes. He has specifically applied this to understanding the behaviour of carbon dixoide in the subsurface, especially over long time-frames where density-driven convection can be significant. He has had a key role in the reservoir engineering and simulation of the CO2CRC’s Otway project, the first demonstration of underground storage of carbon dioxide in Australia.

Other Interests


Current Roles

  • Project Leader
    ANLEC CarbonNet Alternative Dynamic Modelling for Structural and Aquifer Traps

  • Project Leader
    ANLEC CTSCo CO2 solubility for dynamic modelling

  • Project Leader
    CO2CRC_Otway Stage 2C

Academic Qualifications

  • 1988

    BSC (Hons)
    University of Melbourne

  • 1994

    Australian National University

Professional Experiences

  • 1993-1995

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    University of Melbourne

  • 1996-1997

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Lund University, Sweden

  • 1998-1999

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Australian National University

  • 1999

    Research Scientist

Achievements and Awards

  • 2004-2004

    CSIRO Medal for Research Achievement, Reservoir Characterisation Team

  • 2008

    Gold award, CO2CRC Otway Project team

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