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College of Arts and Sciences


Faculty and Staff

Duke Brantley

Title: Research Assistant Professor
Department: Earth Ocean and Environment
College of Arts and Sciences
E-mail: brantley@esri.sc.edu
Phone: 803 777-9349
Resources: My Website
School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment
Duke Brantley

Specialization
Climate Change
Energy Resources
Environmental Geophysics
Carbon Capture and Storage

 Education and Training
2015 Ph.D., Geological Sciences, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC     
2015 Professional Geologist License # 2642 – State of South Carolina
2009 M.S., Geological Sciences, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
2006 M.S., Earth and Environmental Resource Management, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
1997 B.S., Business Administration (Biology Minor), Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC

Professional Appointments
2013 to Present – Associate Director, Earth Sciences and Resources Institute, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
2015 to Present – Assistant Research Professor, School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment.  University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
2005 to 2013 – Research Associate, Earth Sciences and Resources Institute, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
2003-2005 – GIS Analyst, Research Assistant, Earth Sciences and Resources Institute, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
2001-2002 – AmeriCorps Member, Southeast Waters Org., Atlanta, Georgia
1999-2001 – Financial Advisor - Fully Licensed Stockbroker, Prudential Securities Inc., Columbia, South Carolina

Grants Awarded and Collaborators

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Development: Geophysical Mapping and Identification of Paleolandscapes and Historic Shipwrecks Offshore South Carolina, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, Coastal Carolina University, Earth Sciences and Resources Institute – University of South Carolina (ESRI-SC),  Nov. 2014 – Oct. 2016, $750,000, total

Department of Energy, Southeast Offshore Storage Resource Assessment (SOSRA), Collaboration with Virginia Tech and Oklahoma State Univ. Oct. 2015 – Sept. 2017. $4,000,000 total, $1,000,000 for USC

Department of Energy-National Energy and Technology Laboratory, Geologic Characterization of the South Georgia Rift Basin for Source Proximal CO2 Storage. (Lead – ESRI-SC), South Carolina Geological Survey, Illinois State Geological Survey, Schlumberger Carbon Services, Weatherford Laboratories, Bay Geophysical, Sept. 2009 – Sept 2014. $9,646, 349 total

Holcim US Inc., Cement quarry dewatering project and karst identification.  2006-2010

Publications

Anderson, E., Brantley, D.T., Knapp, C.D., Battista, B., Gayes, P., Hefron, C. 2017. Hydrographic and Geospatial Assessment of the North Myrtle Beach SC Continental Shelf for Wind Energy Development.  Southeaster Geographer.  In review

Brantley, D.T., Shafer, J.M. Lakshmi, V., and Waddell, M. 2015. Inclusion of Faults in 3-D Numerical Simulation of Carbon Dioxide Injection into the South Georgia Rift Basin, South Carolina. International Journal of Earth Science and Geophysics. 2.005

Brantley, D.T., Shafer, J.M., and Lakshmi, V., 2014.  CO2 Injection Simulation into the South Georgia Rift Basin for Geologic Storage: A Preliminary Assessment.  Environmental Geosciences.  Vol. 22 No. 1 March 2015 pp. 1-18

Shafer, J. and D. Brantley. 2011. Characterizing a Geologic Formation. Chemical Engineering Process. August pp. 50-52

Shafer, J.M., Brantley, D.T., Waddell, M.G., 2009.  Variable-Density Flow and Transport Simulation of Wellbore Brine Displacement.  Ground Water. Vol. 48 No. 1 Jan-Feb 2010 pp. 122-130

Addison, A.D., Waddell, M.G., Knapp, C.C., Brantley, D.T., Shafer, J.M. 2009.  Developing a robust geologic conceptual model using pseudo 3-D P-wave seismic reflection data.  Environmental Geosciences.  V. 16 No. 1 March 2009 pp. 41-56

Brantley, D.T., Shafer, J.M., Waddell, M.G., 2008.  Groundwater Resource Evaluation in Support of Dewatering a South Carolina Limestone Quarry.  Proceedings of the 2008 South Carolina Water Conference.  October 2008

Kloot, R.W., Brantley, D., Huang, X., Radakovich B. 2005. A Comparison of Bacterial Indicators and Methods in Rural Surface Waters.  Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. June 2006 pp. 1-13

Presentations and Published Abstracts

2017 Brantley, D.T., Knapp, C., Battista, B., Gayes, P.T., Knapp, J.H., White, S.M., Hefron, C. Geophysical Mapping of the South Carolina Offshore for Wind Energy Development.  Poster abstract accepted.  American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting.  San Francisco, CA

2016 Brantley, D.T., Knapp, C., Battista, B., Gayes, P.T., Knapp, J.H., White, S.M., Hefron, C. Geophysical Mapping of the South Carolina Offshore for Wind Energy Development.  Poster presentation abstract.  American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting.  San Francisco, CA

2016 Knapp, J.H., Knapp, C.C., Brantley, D.T., Lakshmi, V., Howard, S. Southeast Offshore Storage Resource Assessment (SOSRA): Evaluation of CO2 Storage Potential on the Continental Shelf from North Carolina to Florida, American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, CA

2016 Knapp, C., Akintunde, M., Knapp, J., Brantley, D., Lakshmi, V. The Quest for Carbon Sequestration in the Southeastern United States, American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, CA

2016 Knapp, C., Akintunde, M., Knapp, J., Brantley, D. South Georgia Rift – Implications of Rock Physics for Tectonics, Society of Exploration Geophysicist – American Geophysical Union Joint Workshop on Upper Crust Physics of Rocks, Hilo, Hawaii

2016 Alshammari, A., Brantley, D., Knapp, C., Lakshmi, V. Impact of permeability and mineralization on an injected carbon dioxide plume in the South Georgia Rift Basin.  Poster abstract.  American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting.  San Francisco, CA

2016 Knapp, J., Knapp, C., Brantley, D., Lakshmi, V. SOSRA: Southeast Offshore Storage Resource Assessment – North Carolina to Florida, American Geophysical Union Joint Workshop on Upper Crust Physics of Rocks, Hilo, Hawaii

2015 Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium Speaker: 3-D Numerical Simulation of Carbon Dioxide Injection Simulation into the South Georgia Rift Basin for Geologic Storage.  Clemson University, Clemson, SC

2012 U.S. Department of Energy Annual Technology Review Speaker: Review of the Characterization of the South Georgia Rift Basin. Pittsburgh, PA

2012 U.S. Department of Energy Annual Technology Review Poster Presenter: Numerical Simulation of CO2 Injection and Migration into the Minimally Characterized South Georgia Rift Basin. Pittsburgh, PA

2011 Waddell, M., Addison, A., Brantley, D., Knapp, C. Reservoir and caprock assessment using existing seismic and well data for CO2 geologic sequestration in the South Georgia Rift basin in the lower Coastal Plain, South Carolina. AAPG Annual Meeting – Houston, TX.

2009 Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium Speaker: Using a Wellbore Fluid Displacement Test to Estimate Hydrogeologic Properties in a South Carolina Limestone Quarry.  Clemson University; Clemson, SC

2008 South Carolina Water Resources Conference Speaker: Groundwater Resource Evaluation in Support of Dewatering a South Carolina Limestone Quarry.  Charleston Area Event Center; Charleston, SC