“Coupled Process in Subsurface Technologies" Mini-symposium

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Monday, May 28, 2018 to Friday, June 1, 2018


Shunde Yin, University of Wyoming (syin@uwyo.edu)
Ruben Juanes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (juanes@mit.edu)


Understanding the mechanical behavior of rock, soil, shale, or methane hydrates bearing sands, and the physics of multiphase flow in porous media are the key to assessing the economic and environmental impact of subsurface technologies such as groundwater extraction, geothermal energy exploitation, oil and gas production in unconventional plays, geologic nuclear waste storage, and geologic carbon sequestration. This, in turn, requires advancing our knowledge of the coupling among fluid flow, rock deformation and fracture, heat transfer, and chemical reactions. Laboratory/field characterization, computational modeling, and field monitoring provide effective tools to investigate these coupled processes.

This mini-symposium aims at attracting contributions that discuss the study of coupled processes associated with, but not limited to, unconventional oil and gas development, geothermal energy exploitation, solid/fluid waste disposal, geological carbon sequestration, and underground gas storage. Contributions may address aspects that advance, for instance, material characterization, computational modeling, joint inversion of multimodal data (e.g., pressure and induced seismicity), or lessons learned from field campaigns. Abstracts on any of these or related topics are welcome. This MS is sponsored by EMI Poromechanics Committee.


Click here to download the "Influences of elliptical borehole shape on the calculation of in-situ horizontal stresses" presentation.

Click here to download the "Application of artificial intelligence and probabilistic analysis in the estimation of in-situ horizontal stresses from borehole deformation" presentation.