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Casie Davidson

Casie Davidson

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 372-6259

Biography

Casie Davidson serves as acting manager for PNNL's Clean Fossil Energy market sector. Appointed to the position in December 2017, the role aligns well with her passion for building interdisciplinary teams to address novel S&T challenges. Across existing and emerging technical areas, Casie and her CFE team are working with their fellow researchers to grow collaborations—between our sponsors at DOE's Office of Fossil Energy, colleagues across the national laboratory complex, and partners in industry and academia—to address issues critical to the nation’s fossil energy sector.

As a Senior Research Scientist, Casie's research career has focused on developing multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the potential deployment of subsurface energy technologies, domestically and abroad. A principal author of the first-of-its-kind CO2 storage capacity assessments and coupled cost curves for North America and China, she has also led teams on projects as diverse as CCS project siting studies for private industrial clients; consultation and analysis for governmental and non-governmental organizations working to support and craft regulation based on robust science and grounded in good economic principles; and collaborations with multinational organizations seeking a broader understanding of the global potential for CCS and other energy technologies over the next century.

Before joining PNNL in 2003, Casie enjoyed various character-building experiences, including cross-disciplinary graduate research in petroleum engineering and economics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks; and an appointment as a Department of Energy Fellow—and amateur tick inspector—at the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center in Casper, Wyoming.

She holds a B.S. in Geology from Central Washington University and an M.S. in Resource and Applied Economics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her thesis was "A statistical analysis of the effects of geological information on lease tract bid prices on Alaska's North Slope."

Highlighted Publications

JJ Dooley and CL Davidson. 2010. A Brief Technical Critique of Economides and Ehlig-Economides 2010 "Sequestering Carbon Dioxide in a Closed Underground Volume." . PNNL-19249, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA.

JJ Dooley, CL Davidson and RT Dahowski. 2009. An Assessment of the Commercial Availability of Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Technologies as of June 2009. Joint Global Change Research Institute. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

JJ Dooley, CL Davidson, RT Dahowski, N Gupta, SH Kim, EL Malone, MA Wise. 2006. Carbon Dioxide Capture and Geologic Storage: A Key Component of a Global Energy Technology Strategy to Address Climate Change. Battelle - Pacific Northwest Division. Richland, WA.

Research Interests

  • Technoeconomic modeling of carbon dioxide capture and geologic storage (CCS) as a climate change mitigation technology
  • Potential impacts of societal and technical CCS constraints on the geologic CO2 storage resource and groundwater
  • Supporting strong, science-based efforts to regulate a safe, effective CCS industry
  • CCS project siting, permitting and geologic characterization

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Geology, Central Washington University
  • M.S., Resource and Applied Economics, University of Alaska Fairbanks

PNNL Publications

2017

  • Dahowski R.T., C.L. Davidson, S. Yu, J.D. Horing, N. Wei, L.E. Clarke, and S.R. Bender. 2017. "The impact of CCS readiness on the evolution of China's electric power sector." Energy Procedia 114. PNNL-SA-121580. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1817
  • Davidson C.L., D.J. Heldebrant, M.D. Bearden, J.A. Horner, and C.J. Freeman. 2017. "Enabling CCS via low-temperature geothermal energy integration for fossil-fired power generation." Energy Procedia 114. PNNL-SA-126701. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1781
  • Davidson C.L., R.T. Dahowski, H.C. McJeon, L.E. Clarke, G.C. Iyer, and M. Muratori. 2017. "The value of CCS under current policy scenarios: NDCs and beyond." Energy Procedia 114. PNNL-SA-121411. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1885
  • Yonkofski C., C.L. Davidson, L.R. Rodriguez, E.A. Porter, S.R. Bender, and C.F. Brown. 2017. "Optimized, budget-constrained monitoring well placement using DREAM." Energy Procedia 114. PNNL-SA-121523. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1496

2016

  • Bearden M.D., C.L. Davidson, J.A. Horner, D.J. Heldebrant, and C.J. Freeman. 2016. Techno-Economic Analysis of Integration of Low-Temperature Geothermal Resources for Coal-Fired Power Plants. PNNL-24879. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2015

  • Davidson C.L., M.D. Bearden, J.A. Horner, J.E. Cabe, D. Appriou, and B.P. McGrail. 2015. Geothermally Coupled Well-Based Compressed Air Energy Storage. PNNL-25171. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2014

  • Davidson C.L., D.J. Watson, J.J. Dooley, and R.T. Dahowski. 2014. "Benefits and costs of brine extraction for increasing injection efficiency in geologic CO2 sequestration." Energy Procedia 63. PNNL-SA-105454. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.504
  • Davidson C.L., R.T. Dahowski, J.J. Dooley, and B.P. McGrail. 2014. "Modelling the deployment of CO2 storage in U.S. gas-bearing shales." Energy Procedia 63. PNNL-SA-105506. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.763
  • Schaef H.T., C.L. Davidson, A.T. Owen, Q.R. Miller, J.S. Loring, C.J. Thompson, and D.H. Bacon, et al. 2014. "CO2 Utilization and Storage in Shale Gas Reservoirs: Experimental Results and Economic Impacts." Energy Procedia 63. PNNL-SA-105772. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.819
  • Wei N., X. Li, S. Liu, R.T. Dahowski, and C.L. Davidson. 2014. "Early opportunities of CO2 geological storage deployment in coal chemical industry in China." Energy Procedia 63. PNNL-SA-105764. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.767

2013

  • Dahowski R.T., C.L. Davidson, X. Li, and N. Wei. 2013. "Examining CCS deployment potential in China via application of an integrated CCS cost curve." Energy Procedia 37. PNNL-SA-91322. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.130
  • Wei N., X. Li, Y. Wang, R.T. Dahowski, C.L. Davidson, and G. Bromhal. 2013. "A preliminary sub-basin scale evaluation framework of site suitability for onshore aquifer-based CO2 storage in China." International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 12. PNNL-SA-91284. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2012.10.012

2012

  • Dahowski R.T., C.L. Davidson, X. Li, and N. Wei. 2012. "A $70/tCO2 greenhouse gas mitigation backstop for China's industrial and electric power sectors: insights from a comprehensive CCS cost curve." International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 11. PNNL-SA-86835. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2012.07.024

2011

  • Dahowski R.T., C.L. Davidson, and J.J. Dooley. 2011. "Comparing large scale CCS deployment potential in the USA and China: a detailed analysis based on country-specific CO2 transport & storage cost curves." In 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, September 19-23, 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Energy Procedia, edited by J Gale, C Hendriks and W Turkenberg, 4, 2732-2739. London:Elsevier. PNNL-SA-74866. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.175
  • Davidson C.L., R.T. Dahowski, and J.J. Dooley. 2011. "A quantitative comparison of the cost of employing EOR-coupled CSS supplemented with secondary DSF storage for two large CO2 point sources." In 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, September 19-23, 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Energy Procedia, edited by J Gale, C Hendricks and W Turkenberg, 4, 2361-2368. London:Elsevier. PNNL-SA-74756. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2011.02.128

2010

  • Dooley J.J., and C.L. Davidson. 2010. A Brief Technical Critique of Economides and Ehlig-Economides 2010 "Sequestering Carbon Dioxide in a Closed Underground Volume". PNNL-19249. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Dooley J.J., R.T. Dahowski, and C.L. Davidson. 2010. CO2-driven Enhanced Oil Recovery as a Stepping Stone to What?. PNNL-19557. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2009

  • Dahowski R.T., X. Li, C.L. Davidson, N. Wei, and J.J. Dooley. 2009. Regional Opportunities for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage in China: A Comprehensive CO2 Storage Cost Curve and Analysis of the Potential for Large Scale Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage in the People's Republic of China. PNNL-19091. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Dahowski R.T., X. Li, C.L. Davidson, N. Wei, J.J. Dooley, R. Gentile, and R. Gentile. 2009. "A Preliminary Cost Curve Assessment of Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Potential in China." In Energy Procedia: 9th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Contorol Technologies (GHGT9), 1, 2849-2856. London:Elsevier. PNWD-SA-8382. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2009.02.058
  • Davidson C.L., J.J. Dooley, and R.T. Dahowski. 2009. "Assessing the impacts of future demand for saline groundwater on commercial deployment of CCS in the United States." In Energy Procedia: 9th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Contorol Technologies (GHGT9), 1, 1949-1956. London:Elsevier. PNNL-SA-63047. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2009.01.254
  • Dooley J.J., C.L. Davidson, and R.T. Dahowski. 2009. An Assessment of the Commercial Availability of Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Technologies as of June 2009. PNNL-18520. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Dooley J.J., R.T. Dahowski, and C.L. Davidson. 2009. "Comparing Existing Pipeline Networks with the Potential Scale of Future U.S. CO2 Pipeline Networks." In Energy Procedia: 9th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Contorol Technologies (GHGT9), 1, 1595-1602. London:Elsevier. PNNL-SA-62187. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2009.01.209
  • Dooley J.J., R.T. Dahowski, and C.L. Davidson. 2009. "The Potential for Increased Atmospheric CO2 Emissions and Accelerated Consumption of Deep Geologic CO2 Storage Resources Resulting from the Large-Scale Deployment of a CCS-Enabled Unconventional Fossil Fuels Industry in the U.S." International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 3, no. 6:720-730. PNNL-SA-66061. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2009.08.004

2008

  • Dahowski R.T., X. Li, C.L. Davidson, N. Wei, W. Chen, F. Teng, and J.J. Dooley, et al. 2008. "Developing Cost Curves for Carbon Dioxide Transport and Storage in China." In Seventh Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Sequestration. Washington, District Of Columbia:Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory. PNWD-SA-8180.
  • Dooley J.J., R.T. Dahowski, and C.L. Davidson. 2008. Comparing Existing Pipeline Networks with the Potential Scale of Future U.S. CO2 Pipeline Networks. PNNL-17381. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Dooley J.J., R.T. Dahowski, and C.L. Davidson. 2008. On the Long-Term Average Cost of CO2 Transport and Storage. PNNL-17389. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2007

  • Dooley J.J., R.T. Dahowski, and C.L. Davidson. 2007. "CCS: A Strategy for Tackling Climate Change." In Fundamentals of the Global Oil and Gas Industry, 2007. 67-69. London:World Petroleum Council. PNNL-SA-56031.
  • Wise M.A., J.J. Dooley, R.T. Dahowski, and C.L. Davidson. 2007. "Modeling the Impacts of Climate Policy on the Deployment of Carbon Dioxide Capture and Geologic Storage across Electric Power Regions in the United States." International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 1, no. 2:261-270. PNWD-SA-7387. doi:10.1016/S1750-5836(07)00017-5
  • Wise M.A., J.J. Dooley, R.T. Dahowski, and C.L. Davidson. 2007. "Modelling the impacts of climate policy on the deployment of carbon dioxide capture and geologic storage across electric power regions in the United States." International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 1, no. 2:261-270. PNWD-SA-7449. doi:10.1016/S1750-5836(07)00017-5

2006

  • McGrail B.P., H.T. Schaef, A.M. Ho, Y. Chien, J.J. Dooley, and C.L. Davidson. 2006. "Potential for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Flood Basalts." Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth 111, no. B12:Art. No. B12201. PNNL-SA-51345.

2004

  • Dooley J.J., C.L. Davidson, M.A. Wise, and R.T. Dahowski. 2004. "ACCELERATED ADOPTION OF CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE AND STORAGE WITHIN THE UNITED STATES ELECTRIC UTILITY INDUSTRY: THE IMPACT OF STABILIZING AT 450 PPMV AND 550 PPMV." In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-7), edited by ES Rubin, DW Keith, CF Gilboy, 1, 891-900. Amsterdam:Elsevier. PNWD-SA-6519.
  • Dooley J.J., R.T. Dahowski, C.L. Davidson, S. Bachu, N. Gupta, N. Gupta, and J. Gale. 2004. "A CO2 STORAGE SUPPLY CURVE FOR NORTH AMERICA AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE DEPLOYMENT OF CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE AND STORAGE SYSTEMS." In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT7), edited by ES Rubin, DW Keith, CF Gilboy, 1, 593-604. Amsterdam:Elsevier. PNWD-SA-6518.
  • Shankle S.A., and C.L. Davidson. 2004. "Energy in Washington State Today: The Big Picture." AeA Techline Magazine Summer. PNNL-SA-41826.
  • Shankle S.A., and C.L. Davidson. 2004. "Energy in Washington State Tomorrow: The Big Picture." AeA Techline Magazine. PNNL-SA-42414.

2003

  • Davidson C.L., J.J. Dooley, R.T. Dahowski, and N. Mahasenan. 2003. "An Analysis Of The Impact Of Selected Carbon Capture And Storage Policy Scenarios On The US Fossil-Based Electric Power Sector." In Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Technical Forum Proceedings, DOE/FE-0464. Washington, Dc:US Dept of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy. PNNL-SA-39453.

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