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.

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  • Open for submission: June 27, 2022;
  • Submission deadline: April 1, 2023.

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