Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Solid Earth, 13, 137–160, 2022
Solid Earth, 13, 137–160, 2022

Research article 14 Jan 2022

Research article | 14 Jan 2022

Creep of CarbFix basalt: influence of rock–fluid interaction

Tiange Xing et al.

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Creep of Basalts Undergoing Carbonation: Effect of Rock-Fluid Interaction Tiange Xing, O. Hamed Ghaffari, Ulrich Mok, and Matej Pec

Short summary
Geological carbon sequestration using basalts provides a solution to mitigate the high CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. Due to the long timespan of the GCS, it is important to understand the long-term deformation of the reservoir rock. Here, we studied the creep of basalt with fluid presence. Our results show presence of fluid weakens the rock and promotes creep, while the composition only has a secondary effect and demonstrate that the governing creep mechanism is subcritical microcracking.