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Keigo Kitamura

Keigo Kitamura
Assistant Professor
CO2 Storage (CS) Research Division
International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (I2CNER)
Kyushu University


Office : #323 I2CNER, 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395 JAPAN

Educational Background

The Graduate University for Advanced Study

Graduate School of, Mathematical and Physical Science: Ph.D. 2004/3

Yokohama National University

School of Education: M.Ed. 2000/3
School of Education : B.Ed. 1998/3

Academic Positions

2011/6 - Present Assistant Professor: International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Kyushu University
2006/4 - 2011/5 Researcher, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)
2004/4 - 2006/3 AIST Research Staff (Postdoctoral fellow), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
2002/4 - 2004/3 Research fellow of JSPS (DC2): The Graduate University for Advanced Study

Research topics

  1. Experimental researches of Rock-physics for the basic studies of Geological CCS
    ・Physical properties measurement of porous and cracked geological materials under in-situ condition.
    ・Experimental investigation of CO2 trapping mechanisms
  2. Development of the estimation methods for physical-and chemical-characters of formation water.

Professional Society

  • The Geological Society of Japan
  • The Seismological Society of Japan
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicist of Japan
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicist

List of publications

  1. Keigo Kitamura, Fei Jiang, Albert J. Valocchi, Shun Chiyonobu, Takeshi Tsuji and Kenneth T. Christensen, 2014, The study of heterogeneous two-phase flow around small-scale heterogeneity in porous sandstone by measured elastic wave velocities and LBM simulation, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 119, doi:10.1002/2014JB011281.
  2. Keigo Kitamura, Ziqiu Xue, Tetsuya Kogure and Osamu Nishizawa, 2014, The potential of Vp and Vp-Vs relation for the monitoring of the change of CO2-saturation in porous sandstone, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 25,54-61, doi: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2014.03.013
  3. Keigo Kitamura,Tetsuyo Kogure, Osamu Nishizawa and Ziqiu Xue, 2013, Experimental and numerical study of residual CO2 trapping in porous sandstone, Energy Procedia, 37, 4093-4098, doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.310
  4. Keigo Kitamura, Ziqiu Xue, Shun Chiyonobu, Tatsuya Yamada and Osamu Nishizawa, 2012, The effect of lamina on Super Critical CO2 behavior in porous sandstone: Investigation from Elastic wave Velocity, Journal of MMIJ,128, 511-518
  5. Tetsuya Kogure,Keigo Kitamura, Tatsuya Yamada, Osamu Nishizawa and Ziqiu Xue, 2011, Relative Permeability of Water and Supercritical CO2 System under Steady-state Flow Conditions in Porous Sandstones, Journal of Geography, 120, 944-959.
  6. Keigo Kitamura, Miki Takahashi, Kazuo Mizoguchi, Koji Masuda, Hisao Ito, and Sheng-Rong Song, 2010, Effects of pressure on pore characteristics and permeability of porous rocks as estimated from seismic-wave velocities in cores from TCDP Hole-A, Geophysical Journal International, 182, 1148-1160, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04694.x.
  7. Ziqiu Xue, Jongwool Kim, Saeko Mito, Keigo Kitamura and Toshifumi Matsuoka, 2009. Detecting and Monitoring CO2 With P-Wave Velocity and Resistivity From Both Laboratory and Field Scales, SPE, doi:10.2118/126885-MS
  8. Ziqiu Xue, Saeko Mito, Keigo Kitamura and Toshifumi Matsuoka, 2009. Case study: trapping mechanisms at the pilot-scale CO2 injection site, Nagaoka, Japan, Enagy Procedia, 1, 2057-5062
  9. Miki Takahashi, Kazuo Mizoguchi, Keigo Kitamura and Koji Masuda, 2007. Effects of clay content on the frictional strength and fluid transport property of faults, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, B08206,doi:10.1029/2006JB004678
  10. Kazuo Mizoguchi, Eiichi Fukuyama, Keigo Kitamura, Miki Takahashi, Koji Masuda and Kentaro Omura, 2007. Depth dependent strength of the fault gouge at the Atotsugawa fault, central Japan: A possible mechanism for its creeping motion, Physics of the earth and planetary interiors 161, 115-125.
  11. Keigo Kitamura, 2006. Constraint of lattice preffered orientation (LPO) on Vp anisotropy of amphibole-rich rocks. Geophysical Journal International, 165, 1058-1065, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.02961.x
  12. Keigo Kitamura, Koji Masuda, Miki Takahashi and Osamu Nishizawa, 2006. The influence of pore fluids on seismic wave velocities under high tempedcrature and high pressure conditions: Development of a new technique with gas appatus at AIST, Japan. Earth Planets Space, 58, 1515-1518.
  13. Keigo Kitamura and Koji Masuda, 2005. Methods for measurement of velocities of elastic-waves in rocks under high-temperature and high-pressure conditions, Journal of Geography, 114, 963-974.
  14. Keigo Kitamura, Masahiro Ishikawa, and Makoto Arima, 2003. Petrological model of the northern Izu-Bonin-Mariana (IBM) arc crust: Constraints from high-pressure measurements of elastic-wave velocities of the Tanzawa plutonic rocks, central Japan. Tectonophysics, 371, 213-221.
  15. Keigo Kitamura, Masahiro Ishikawa, Makoto Arima and Kazuyuki Shiraishi 2001. Laboratory measurements of P-wave velocity of granulites from Lutzow-Holm Complex, East Antarctica: Preliminary report. Polar Geoscience 14. 180-194.
  16. Keigo Kitamura. and Masahiro Ishikawa., 1998. Rock velocities at atmospheric pressure and room temperature in Tanzawa plutonic rocks from central Japan. In: Motoyoshi. Y., Shiraishi. K. (Eds.), Origin and Evolution of Continents. Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research Spec. Issue, vol. 53, 192-202.11
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