The main area of our research activities is the prognosis of tectonic stresses and fracture networks at depth by means of geomechanical reservoir models. The results of such modelling based on the finite element method are relevant not only for hydrocarbon reservoirs and deep geothermal storage but also for CO2 sequestration and the deposition of nuclear waste.

The modelling is supplemented by analysis of surface outcrops. Large quarries serve as reservoir analogues and deliver detailed information on fractures also for upscaling of well data and construction of DFN (Discrete Fracture Network) models.

Ongoing projects

Completed projects

  • APIS [more]
  • Geomechanical Modelling: Gas Field in Northern Germany [more]
  • Geomechanical Modelling: CO2 Storage in Australia [more]
  • Terrestrial laser scanning for fracture modelling [more]
  • Geomechanical case study: middle Upper Rhine Graben [more]