Geo-energy Laboratory – Gaznat Chair on Geo-energy GEL
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We are working on fundamentals and applied research problems associated with sub-surface Geo-Energy projects (deep geo-thermal energy, CO2 storage, Oil and Gas production). More specifically, we are interested in improving the efficiency and sustainability of fluid injection and withdrawal from porous reservoirs located in the upper earth crust. 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.
Our research relates to fluid-solid couplings in geomechanics and their applications in the field of environmental, geo-energy engineering, seismology and tectonophysics. Our primary focus is on the interplay between stress, deformation, fracture and fluid flow in geo-materials. The feedback between fracture and fluid flow (i.e. the associated variation of permeability) plays a key role in almost all geo-energy related projects. We are currently working on the propagation of fluid-driven fractures both from a theoretical and experimental point of view. We also have an interest in numerical algorithms for better data integration in large-scale reservoir geomechanic models – a domain where uncertainty and scarcity of data is the rule.
Do not hesitate to contact us for more details.
Prof. Brice Lecampion
The latest news
GEL welcomes a new PhD student, Carlo Peruzzo!
Carlo is starting a PhD in Geo-Energy Lab under the supervision of Prof. Brice Lecampion.
GEL welcomes a new PhD student, Dmitry Loginov!
Dmitry is starting a PhD in Geo-Energy Lab within EPFLinnovators program under the supervision of Prof. Brice Lecampion.