Call for Paper: Virtual Special Issue on Underground Large-scale Energy Storage Based on Renewable Energy Integration (ESREI)

Renewable energy power usage occupies a greater and greater proportion of the entire energy system than in recent decades. Underground large-scale energy storage technology has emerged as an important technological storage solution for high-quality renewable energies and power systems. Underground storage could solve the strong fluctuation between production and consumption in the short, medium, and long term. Thus, it is of significant importance in order to promote a green energy transition, ensuring energy security, improving the efficient energy development, and providing a response to the challenges posed by climate change.

This special issue is organized by a number of well-known scholars from PetroChina, the Chongqing University, the Spanish National Research Council and University of Calgary. The main purpose is to provide a broad perspective and an exchange platform for underground large-scale energy storage technology advances and innovation, in order to promote interdisciplinary cooperation between different professions and industries. We invite original research articles and comprehensive reviews that will contribute to the advancement of underground large-scale energy storage solutions—a contribution to accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy. Therefore, the main topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Underground compressed air energy storage
  • Large-scale geological storage of special resources
  • Depleted gas reservoirs and aquifer gas storage
  • Geological safety of pumped storage
  • Utilization of underground space based on the carbon cycle
  • Comprehensive utilization of abandoned mine resources
  • Energy storage wellbore integrity testing and tools
  • Seepage mechanisms and simulation of tight reservoirs
  • Deep and ultra-deep petroleum systems
  • Other topics related to or similar to underground energy storage

Guest editors:

  • Dr. Jifang Wan
  • Unconventional Oil and Gas Engineering Department, CNPC Engineering Technology R&D Company Limited, Beijing 102206, China
  • Email:

  • Prof. Wei Liu
  • School of Resources and Safety Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
  • Prof. Maria Jose Jurado
  • Geosciences Barcelona CSIC, Spanish National Research Council, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
  • Email:
  • Dr. Yun Yang
  • Tight Oil Consortium, Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB 2500, Canada,

Submission Guidelines:

  • All submitted papers must be clearly written in excellent English and contain only original work, which has not been published by or is currently under review for any other journals. All papers will be peer-reviewed according to the reviewing policy of AGER. This is virtual special issue, in which all accepted papers will be published immediately. Requests for additional information should be addressed to the guest editors.

  • Guidelines for preparation of manuscript can be found at Papers should be submitted via online submission system at To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for consideration for this special issue, it is important that authors select VSI: ESREI as the ‘Article Type’ during the submission process.

  • All submissions to the journal’s Call for Papers for topical Special Issues are treated as contributions to virtual special issue. This means that once a paper is accepted for a special issue, it will be immediately published in a current original issue of the journal. Manuscripts accepted early, will be published early too.

  • The editorial process of papers submitted to Special Issues, also involves a single anonymized review process. All submissions are initially assessed by the Editor-in-Chief and lead guest editor for suitability for the journal and the special issue topic. The Editor-in-Chief is entitled to reject a manuscript which is deemed to be unsuitable before subjecting it to peer review. Potentially suitable manuscripts are assigned to at least two independent expert reviewers on the basis of their subject expertise to assess the scientific quality and provide a peer-review report. The peer review assessments are initially assessed by the guest editor(s). In the full peer-review process, the identities of reviewers are not disclosed to the authors at any stage. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor-in-Chief's decision is final. Guest editors are not involved in any decision making or review processes concerning manuscripts for which they are authors or co-authors. Moreover, the identity of the reviewers conducting reviews of such paper are not disclosed to Guest Editors at any stage. After the Special Issue is completed, all the accepted papers will be ultimately compiled with a link to the compilation placed on the journal’s website. Please consult to, for published Virtual Special Issues.
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  • Open for submission: June 27, 2022;
  • Submission deadline: April 1, 2023.

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