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
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.
Ankit Gupta joins as a post-doctoral scientist
Dr Ankit Gupta has joined the GeoEnergy lab in January 2023 as a post-doctoral scientist and will work on developing a fully-coupled BEM/FEM framework to study fluid-driven shear rupture on pre-existing fractures.