The Hydrodynamics’ team is unique in providing only principal-level individuals to work on our clients’ complex engineering project needs. Our expertise means there is no learning at the job’s expense.
Michael King is a Registered Geologist and Certified Engineering Geologist and Hydrogeologist with over 47 years of experience in the field of gas storage engineering, hydrogeology and environmental engineering. Mr. King is involved in natural gas and air storage in aquifer storage structures throughout the United States and overseas. Mr. King’s natural gas storage engineering experience started with the Natural Gas Pipeline Company with responsibility for gas storage operations at four natural gas storage fields in the Midwest. He continued his work as a natural gas storage engineer consultant for energy storage projects in the U.S.A., Republic of Georgia, and Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. He applied his gas storage expertise to the study and development of 17 CAES projects in solution mined salt caverns, depleted gas fields, aquifer structures, and mine storage systems.
Dr. John Jansen
Surface and Bore-hole Geophysics
Dr. John Jansen is a registered Professional Geologist with over 35 years of experience in the field of surface and bore-hole geophysics, and groundwater hydrogeology. His experience concentrates on the efficient development and management of ground water resources, which includes the exploration and development, use, treatment, and protection of groundwater-based water supply systems. Dr. Jansen's specialty is the strategic identification of well sites in fractured controlled aquifers, and the testing and isolation of vertical zones of aquifers with water quality problems, such as radium, barium, and nitrates. He has sited over one hundred high-capacity water supply wells in the United States and Mexico. Additional areas of expertise include environmental investigations, well design and well rehabilitation. Dr. Jansen invented the Airburst™ well rehabilitation technology (US patent 5,579,845, International Patents pending). He has authored over 60 publications and technical presentations, and is on the Board of Directors for the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society.
Dr. George Moridis
Reservoir - Groundwater Modeling
Petroleum Reservoir Engineering
Dr. George Moridis has over 43 years of experience as a research reservoir engineer. Dr. Moridis has had a distinguished career with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Moridis is a professor and holder of the Robert L. Whiting Chair of Petroleum Engineering in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Moridis has been an Associate of Hydrodynamics for over 22 years, and is a key member of our energy storage team. Dr. Moridis is responsible for development of reservoir energy storage system performance models for Hydrodynamics’ CAES, natural gas, and hydrogen storage projects in solution mined salt caverns for the Delta, Utah project, for six depleted gas reservoirs through the U.S., and the Norton Mine. Dr. Moridis has performed gas storage simulation design models for two depleted gas storage field in the Republic of Georgia. Dr. Moridis is unique in having developed the latest version of the TOUGH2 modeling code. This allows us the capability to modify the source code to better represent unique storage reservoir conditions.