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John Rupp

Senior Research Scientist, Indiana University

rupp@indiana.edu
(812) 855-1323
Indiana Geological Survey S119


Education
M.S., Eastern Washington University, 1980
B.S., University of Cincinnati, 1978

Professional Experience

  • Associate Director for Science, Center for Research in Energy and the Environment School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Assistant Director for Research, Indiana Geological Survey, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Head, Subsurface Geology Section, Indiana Geological Survey, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Head, Energy Resources Section, Indiana Geological Survey, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Head, Petroleum Section, Indiana Geological Survey, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Senior Research Scientist, Indiana Geological Survey, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Research Geologist, Indiana Geological Survey, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Production Geologist, Exxon Co. USA, Midland, Texas
  • Assistant Geologist, Consolidated Resources of America, Cincinnati, Ohio (summer)
  • Assistant Geologist, Salisbury & Dietz Co., Spokane, Washington (summer
  • Research Assistant, U.S. Bureau of Mines, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington

Courses Taught

  • V600 Capstone - In-Situ Coal Gasification with Carbon Capture and Storage, Spring 2011
  • E555 Coal Utilization and Carbon Sequestration, Fall 2001 - Present
  • E555 Natural Gas: Technical and Policy Challenges, Spring 2012 - Present

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Co-Author, Best Poster Presentation, Division of Environmental Geosciences, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Eastern Section
  • Co-Author, Best Poster Presentation, Division of Environmental Geosciences, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Eastern Section
  • Co-Author,   Best Oral Presentation, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Eastern Section
  • Best Poster, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Eastern Section
  • Best Paper, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Eastern Section                  
  • Grant in Aid, Indiana Academy of Sciences 
  • Outstanding Employee of the Year, Indiana Geological Survey
  • Best Paper, Indiana Academy of Sciences
  • Highest Initial Potential Well, Midland District, Exxon Company, USA
  • Dean's List, University of Cincinnati

Professional Interests
Subsurface Geology, Unconventional Reservoir Analysis, Carbon Sequestration, Public Information Management, Program Development, Personnel and Project Management

Current Projects

  • Subsurface stratigraphy, reservoir analysis, and operations development in the deep subsurface of the Illinois Basin for carbon sequestration.
  • Evaluation of coal bed methane and gas shale enhanced production using CO2 injection.
  • Hydrogeological and hydrochemical assessment of the lower Paleozoic sediments for waste injection in Indiana.
  • Geophysical log and reservoir/seal properties of the lower Paleozoic rocks, Illinois Basin.

Selected Publications
Full Vita

  • Neufelder, R. J., Bowen, B. B., Lahann, R. W., and Rupp, J. A., 2012, Lithologic, mineralogical, and petrophysical characteristics of the Eau Claire Formation: Complexities of a carbon storage system seal: Environmental Geosciences, v. 129, no. 3, (in press). 
  • Medina, C and Rupp, J. A., 2011, Reservoir characterization and lithostratigraphic division of the Mount Simon Sandstone; implications for estimations of geologic sequestration storage capacity: Environmental Geosciences, v. 19, no. 1, pp. 1-19. 
  • Ellett, K., Medina, C. R., Rupp, J., Wang, G., and Carr, T, 2012, Uncertainty in regional-scale evaluation of CO2 geologic storage resources—comparison of the Illinois Basin (USA) and the Ordos Basin (China): 11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, Kyoto, Japan.  
  •  McNab, W., Rupp, J., Ellett, K., and Wagoner, J., 2012, Simulating CO2 injection and Storage with Limited Site Data: Utility of a Variably Complex Modeling Approach: 11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies, Kyoto, Japan.  
  •  Richards, K. R., Chang, J., Allerhand, J. E., and Rupp, J. A., 2012, Pouring Out Our Soils: Facing the Challenge of Poorly Defined Property Rights in Subsurface Pore Space for Carbon Capture and Storage: George Washington University Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, Winter 2012.
  • Carley, S. R., Krause, R. M., Warren, D. C., Rupp, J. A., and Graham, J. D., 2012, Early Public Impressions of Carbon Capture and Storage in a Coal-Intensive State: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 46 (11), pp. 5792–5794.
  • Medina, C. R. and Rupp, J. A., 2012, Lithostratigraphic Division of the Mount Simon Sandstone (Cambrian) along the Cincinnati Arch: Implications for Reduction of Uncertainty in Estimations of Geologic Sequestration Storage Capacity:
  • Lahann, R. W., Medina, C., Rupp, J. A., Lovell, T. R., Bowen, B. B., Barnes, D. A., Hickman, J. B., Bandy, R., and Sminchak, J., 2012,  A Regional Lithostratigraphic Model of the Eau Claire Formation (Cambrian): How Much Shale is in this Confining Unit?: Eastern Section Meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (abs), Cleveland, OH
  • Barnes, D., Ellett, K., Sosulski, J., Rupp, J., and Leetaru, H., 2012, A Comparison of Geological CO2 Storage Resource Calculation Methodologies to Evaluate Parameter Sensitivity and Reduce Uncertainty: Case study of the St. Peter Sandstone (Ordovician) in the Illinois and Michigan Basins: Eastern Section Meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (abs), Cleveland, OH.
  • Wang, B., Das, N. C., Warren, G., Prisk, T., Rupp, J., Mastalerz, M., and Sokol, P., 2012, Small angle scattering investigation of absorption of CO2 in Nanopores MCM-41 and MCM-48: American Conference on Neutron Scattering (abs), Washington, DC.