Dr. Rick Chalaturnyk

Professor

Phone: (780) 492-9992
Email: rjchalaturnyk@ualberta.ca
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: 6-222 Donadeo Innovation Cntr for Engineering
Office Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Address: University of Alberta
6-222 Donadeo Innovation Cntr for Engineering
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 1H9
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Principal Investigator, GeoREF
Foundation CMG Chair in Reservoir Geomechanics


Profile on CEE website

Dr. Chalaturnyk’s research is primarily in the area of unconventional resource geomechanics and the geological storage of CO2.   This  includes the establishment of GeoREF – a Geomechanical Reservoir Experimental Facility designed specifically for high temperature/high pressure testing and that will include Western Canada’s first geotechnical beam centrifuge. 

Rick has been involved as a researcher and, currently, as a Theme Leader for risk assessment in the IEA GHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 Storage and Monitoring Research Project. He is a principal investigator in the Pembina Cardium CO2 Monitoring Project, a member of the scientific and engineering research committee for the Aquistore project in Saskatchewan, a member of an international peer review team for the Australian Governments review of Chevron’s Gorgon CO2 Project, a member of CO2CARE, an EU funded program looking at storage project abandonment, and several other  CCS initiatives.  Rick continues to serve on the organizing committees of IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Networks in Risk Assessment, Wellbore Integrity and Monitoring and currently serves as Chair of a Canadian Standards Association Technical Committee developing a standard for the geological storage of CO2.  He also serves as Executive VP to a fibre-optics based reservoir surveillance company.