Spencer Poulette

Research Assistant, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences


Research Assistant, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Earth Sciences Building
11223 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2E3

Scholarly Activities

Research - Geochemical Evolution of EGS Brine in the Alberta Precambrian Basement: Implications for EGS Development

September 2019 - April 2020

Undergraduate thesis on evolution of brine in a theoretical enhanced geothermal system utilizing batch reactor experiments in conjunction with ICP-MS analyses to understand how brine evolves chemically, and what phases may precipitate from such a system. Logging of basement core was also performed for the purpose of fracture network characterization, whose results were used in a model in COMSOL Multiphysics to understand how changing fracture network characteristics affects the thermal drawdown in an enhanced geothermal system.


Geothermal Power Potential of the Virginia Hills Oil Field, Part of the Swan Hills Carbonate Complex; Alberta, Canada
Author(s): Jonathan Banks, Cees. J.L. Willems, Anders Cowper, Kabir Nadkarni, Spencer Poulette, and Calvin van Allen
Publication Date: 4/1/2020
Publication: World Geothermal Congress Conference 2020
External Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340435013_Geothermal_Power_Potential_of_the_Virginia_Hills_Oil_Field_Part_of_the_Swan_Hills_Carbonate_Complex_Alberta_Canada