Reservoir Structure & Geomechanics
Research addresses the structural evolution of reservoirs, the effects of folds, faults, and fractures on fluid flow properties, fluid storage, migration, and production, the interaction of brittle deformation, sediment compaction, and chemical change, and the mechanics of reservoir deformation on all scales. This research is of relevance to oil & gas exploration and production, development of geothermal resources, and geologic carbon sequestration.
Faculty & Research Scientists
Fault and fracture mechanics, diagenesis and low-temp. geochemistry, fluid flow and transfer processes in sedimentary basins, deformation mechanisms of the upper crust, structural control of mass and heat transfer in sedimentary basins, effects of chemical mass transfer on the mechanical and hydraulic behavior of fractures and faults, chemical interaction between fluids and minerals