Geomechanics from first principles
Theory & experiments
Welcome to the Geo-Energy Lab – Gaznat Chair on Geo-Energy website
We are working on fundamentals & applied research problems associated with sub-surface projects with a strong focus on the energy transition (deep geo-thermal energy, CO2 storage, Gas production & storage, radioactive waste storage).
We are notably working on the multi-physics coupling occurring during the rupture of geomaterials.
Our research aims at both improving industry practices and providing to decision makers, regulatory bodies and the public expertise on fundamental and practical problems related to Geo-Energy.
Do not hesitate to contact us for more details.
Prof. Brice Lecampion
Carlo Peruzzo awarded the best paper award at the ARMA Symposium
Carlo Peruzzo & Brice Lecampion were awarded a best paper award at the 57th Symposium of the American Rock Mechanics Association Symposium held in Atlanta, GA from June 25-28, 2023.
Prof Eleonora Rivalta is visiting the Geo-Energy Laboratory
At the beginning of July, Prof Eleonora Rivalta from the University of Bologna is visiting the Geo-Energy Laboratory for several days. Her visit will favour the interaction and exchange between her work at the University of Bologna and at the GeoForschungsZentrum in Potsdam, where she holds a position as a senior scientist. The highlight will be a Seminar by Prof Rivalta on Magma Propagation by Diking on the 7th of July, 11 am in GC B1 10.
Hydraulic fracturing – Myths & Realities
The Gaznat chair on Geo-Energy soon hosts the "Hydraulic fracturing – Myths & Realities" workshop for decision-makers, regulators, NGOs, project engineers, geologists, and geophysicists. This first-of-its-kind two-day Workshop on the EPFL campus just opened its registration, which is open until the 7th of May. Taking place on the 8th and 9th of June 2023, this informative Workshop is a unique opportunity to get answers about hydraulic fracturing from leading world experts in the field.