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Jake Horner

Jake Horner

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Mr. Horner began his career as an environmental well site geologist, providing geological characterization and technical oversight of well drilling and construction activities for characterization and compliance wells drilled at the U.S. DOE Hanford site. In 2008, after three years of field experience, Mr. Horner joined PNNL and began supporting the design and installation of various well networks required to deploy and monitor PNNL’s innovative environmental remediation technologies. Since joining PNNL, Mr. Horner has applied his expertise in site characterization and field operations to a variety of subsurface investigations, including geothermal resource evaluations, geological carbon sequestration, and compressed air energy storage (CAES). Mr. Horner is also active in the laboratory where his investigations have focused on the production of natural gas from hydrate bearing geologic media and the characterization of basalt samples reacted with supercritical CO2. Recently, Mr. Horner has expanded his construction oversite expertise to include various field deployment efforts in support of the Radiation Portal Monitor Program (RPMP), where he currently serves as the Field Operations Subtask Manager. His education includes a bachelor’s degree in Geology and a master’s degree in Geology, with an emphasis on seismic hazard analysis through paleoseismic trenching and investigations using tectonic geomorphology with various Quaternary age dating methods.

Research Interests

  • Geologic Controls on Contaminant Transport
  • Site Characterization Technology
  • Site Remediation Technology
  • Geothermal Resource Exploration
  • Geological Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide

Education and Credentials

  • M.S. Geology, Central Washington University, 2006
  • B.S., Geology, University of Oregon, 2002

PNNL Publications

2019

  • Bowers G.M., H.T. Schaef, Q. Miller, E.D. Walter, S.D. Burton, D.W. Hoyt, and J.A. Horner, et al. 2019. "C-13 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Methane and Carbon Dioxide in a Natural Shale." ACS Earth and Space Chemistry 3, no. 3:324-328. PNNL-SA-140683. doi:10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00214
  • White M.D., C. Yonkofski, J.A. Horner, and H.T. Schaef. 2019. Final Report for DOE NETL Gas Hydrate Project FWP 65213. PNNL-28462. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Final Report for DOE NETL Gas Hydrate Project FWP 65213

2018

2017

  • 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
  • Lee B.D., J.E. Szecsody, N. Qafoku, E.M. McElroy, S.R. Baum, M. Snyder, and A.R. Lawter, et al. 2017. Contaminant Attenuation and Transport Characterization of 200-UP-1 Operable Unit Sediment Samples. PNNL-26894. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Contaminant Attenuation and Transport Characterization of 200-UP-1 Operable Unit Sediment Samples
  • McGrail B.P., H.T. Schaef, F.A. Spane, J.A. Horner, A.T. Owen, J.B. Cliff, and O. Qafoku, et al. 2017. "Wallula Basalt Pilot Demonstration Project: Post-Injection Results and Conclusions." Energy Procedia 114. PNNL-SA-121381. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1716
  • Truex M.J., J.E. Szecsody, N. Qafoku, C.E. Strickland, J.J. Moran, B.D. Lee, and M. Snyder, et al. 2017. Contaminant Attenuation and Transport Characterization of 200-DV-1 Operable Unit Sediment Samples. PNNL-26208; RPT-DVZ-AFRI-037. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Contaminant Attenuation and Transport Characterization of 200-DV-1 Operable Unit Sediment Samples

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. Techno-Economic Analysis of Integration of Low-Temperature Geothermal Resources for Coal-Fired Power Plants
  • Gilmore T.J., A.H. Bonneville, E.C. Sullivan, M.E. Kelley, D. Appriou, V.R. Vermeul, and S.K. White, et al. 2016. "Characterization and Design of the FutureGen 2.0 Carbon Storage Site." International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 53. PNNL-SA-116762. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.07.022

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. Geothermally Coupled Well-Based Compressed Air Energy Storage
  • Truex M.J., V.R. Vermeul, D. Adamson, M. Oostrom, L. Zhong, R.D. Mackley, and B.G. Fritz, et al. 2015. "Field Test of Enhanced Remedial Amendment Delivery Using a Shear-Thinning Fluid." Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation 35, no. 3:34-45. PNNL-SA-101736. doi:10.1111/gwmr.12101

2014

  • Schaef H.T., J.A. Horner, A.T. Owen, C.J. Thompson, J.S. Loring, and B.P. McGrail. 2014. "Mineralization of Basalts in the CO2-H2O-SO2-O2 System." Environmental Science & Technology 48, no. 9:5298-5305. PNNL-SA-98605. doi:10.1021/es404964j
  • Williams M.D., V.R. Vermeul, M. Oostrom, S.L. Porse, P.D. Thorne, J.E. Szecsody, and J.A. Horner, et al. 2014. "Design Support of an above Cap-rock Early Detection Monitoring System using Simulated Leakage Scenarios at the FutureGen2.0 Site." Energy Procedia 63. PNWD-SA-10398. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.439

2013

  • Bonneville A., T.J. Gilmore, E.C. Sullivan, V.R. Vermeul, M.E. Kelley, S.K. White, and D. Appriou, et al. 2013. "Evaluating the Suitability for CO2 Storage at the FutureGen 2.0 Site, Morgan County, Illinois, USA." Energy Procedia 37. PNNL-SA-91308. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.541
  • Freedman V.L., R.D. Mackley, S.R. Waichler, and J.A. Horner. 2013. "Evaluation of Analytical and Numerical Techniques for Defining the Radius of Influence for an Open-Loop Ground Source Heat Pump System." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 18, no. 9:1170-1179. PNNL-SA-84739. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000720

2012

  • Freedman V.L., S.R. Waichler, R.D. Mackley, and J.A. Horner. 2012. "Assessing the Thermal Environmental Impacts of an Groundwater Heat Pump in Southeastern Washington State." Geothermics 42. PNNL-SA-76515. doi:10.1016/j.geothermics.2011.10.004
  • Truex M.J., V.R. Vermeul, B.G. Fritz, R.D. Mackley, J.A. Horner, C.D. Johnson, and D.R. Newcomer. 2012. Investigation of Hexavalent Chromium Flux to Groundwater at the 100-C-7:1 Excavation Site. PNNL-21845; RPT-DVZ-AFRI-005. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Investigation of Hexavalent Chromium Flux to Groundwater at the 100-C-7:1 Excavation Site

2011

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Subsurface Science & Technology