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Dr. Alexandra Amann


Office Location

Building: Lochnerstr.
Haus B
Room: 001
Lochnerstr. 4-20
52056 Aachen


Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of Petroleum and Coal


Phone: +49 241-80-95752
Email: alexandra.amann@emr.rwth-aachen.de

1999    Diploma (M.Sc. equivalent) in Geology, RWTH Aachen University
2004    PhD, RWTH Aachen University

07.1999 - 05.2004    Research assistant, RWTH Aachen University
07.2003 - 01.2008    Research scientist at VITO (Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek, Mol, Belgium)
08.2008 - recent     Research scientist, RWTH Aachen University

Research interests
Fluid transport processes in fine-grained rocks
Pore space characterization
Shale oil, shale gas, tight gas sandstones

CO2 storage related projects: NASCENT (EC), CO2SEALS (DE)
Shale gas project GASH (EU)
Tight gas sandstones reservoirs: TGI (DE)
Since 2010 EGU Session convener: “Long-term storage of CO2 in geological systems: Results from laboratory studies” & “Petrophysics of unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs”

2000    “Heitfeld award” for an excellent Master Thesis
2002    “Heitfeld grant” for the attendance of two international conferences (CSCOPTSOP, Banff, 2002)
2003    "Friedrich-Wilhelm-Preis“
2004     "Borchers Plakette”, both for an outstanding PhD-thesis

Amann-Hildenbrand, A., Dietrichs, J. and Krooss, B.M., submitted. Effective gas permeability of Tight Gas Sandstones as function of capillary pressure – a non-steady state approach. Geofluids.
Ghanizadeh, A., Amann-Hildenbrand, A., Gasparik, M., Gensterblum, Y., Krooss, B., M., Littke, R., 2014a. Experimental study of fluid transport processes in the matrix system of the European organic-rich shales: II. Posidonia Shale (Lower Toarcian, northern Germany). International Journal of Coal Geology.
Ghanizadeh, A., Amann-Hildenbrand, A., Gasparik, M., Gensterblum, Y., Krooss, B.M., 2013. Lithological controls on matrix permeability of organic-rich shales: An experimental study. Energy Procedia 40, 127-136.
Ghanizadeh, A., Gasparik, M., Amann-Hildenbrand, A., Gensterblum, Y., Krooss, B.M., 2014b. Experimental study of fluid transport processes in the matrix system of the European organic-rich shales: I. Scandinavian Alum Shale. Marine and Petroleum Geology 51, 79-99.
Busch, A., Amann-Hildenbrand, A., 2013. Predicting capillarity of mudrocks. Journal of Marine and Petroleum Geology.
Amann-Hildenbrand, A., Bertier, P., Busch, A. and Krooss, B.M., 2013. Experimental investigation of the sealing capacity of generic clay-rich caprocks. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control.
Amann-Hildenbrand, A., Ghanizadeh, A. and Krooss, B.M., 2012. Transport properties of unconventional gas systems. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 31: 90-99.
Amann, A., Waschbüsch, M., Bertier, P., Busch, A., Krooss, B.M. & Littke, R., 2011. Sealing rock characteristics under the influence of CO2. Energy Procedia, 4: 5170-5177.
Busch, A., Amann, A., Bertier, P., Waschbüsch, M.,  Krooss, B.M., 2010. The significance of caprock sealing integrity for CO2 storage. In: SPE International Conference on CO2 Capture, Storage, and Utilization, 10-12 November 2010 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Piessens, K., Laenen, B., Nijs, W., Methieu, P., Baele, J.M., Hendriks, C., Bertrand, E. Bierkens, J., Brandsma, R., Broothaers, M., de Visser, E., Dreesen, R., Hildenbrand, S., Lagrou, D., Vandeginste, V., Welkenhuysen, K., 2008. Policy Support System for Carbon Capture and Storage «PSS-CCS», SSD - Science for a Sustainable Development – Climate 4, Belgian Science Policy, 268 p.
Hildenbrand, A., Krooss, B.M., Busch, A., R. Gaschnitz, 2006. Evolution of methane sorption capacity of coal seams as a function of burial history – a case study from the Campine Basin, NE Belguim. International Journal of Coal Geology 66, 179-203.
Hildenbrand, A., Krooss, B.M., Schlömer, S., Littke, R., 2004. Dynamic gas leakage through fine-grained seal lithologies. EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers) conference proceedings, 08.-11.09.2003 Montpellier; 1-10 (ISBN: 90-73781-32-9).
Hildenbrand, A., Krooss, B.M., Urai, J.L., 2005. Relationship Between Pore Structure and Fluid Transport in Argillaceous Rocks. In: Solid Mechanics and Its Applications, Volume 125,  G.M.L. Gladwell, J.M. Huyghe, Peter A.C. Raats and Stephen C. Cowin (eds.). Springer NL, 231-237.
Hildenbrand, A., Schlömer, S., Krooss, B.M., Littke, R., 2004. Gasbreakthrough experiments on pelitic rocks: Comparative study with N2, CO2 and CH4. Geofluids 4, 61-80.
Hildenbrand, A., Urai, J.L., 2003. Investigation of the morphology of pore space in mudstones. Marine and Petroleum Geology 20, 1185–1200.
Hildenbrand, A., Fluid Transport Processes in Mudstones. PhD Thesis, RWTHAachen, January 2003.
Hildenbrand, A., Schlömer, S., Krooss, B.M., 2002. Gas breakthrough experiments on fine-grained sedimentary rocks. Geofluids 2, 3-23.
Hildenbrand, A., Schlömer, S., Krooss, B.M., 2002. N2 and CO2 gas breakthrough experiments on fine-grained sediments. In: Poromechanics, Auriault et al. (eds). Swets & Zeitlinger, Lisse, 445-450.