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Crossover Workshop EAGE // BVG

30.11.2018 // 11:00 – 17:00 Uhr

  • Vortragssprache: Englisch

Am Freitag, den 30.11.20187, findet ein gemeinsamer Workshop der European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) und dem Bundesverband Geothermie (BVG) im Anschluss an den Geothermiekongress im Geothermiezentrum Bochum statt. Alle Informationen und die Möglichkeit zur Anmeldung sind auf den Seiten der EAGE zu finden:


Workshop EAGE/BVG Workshop on Reservoir-Geomechanics

As the world looks increasingly to the potential of geothermal energy, there is a clear need to better understand the geomechanical setting and the issues involved in exploitation of this resource. This is the motivation behind our new event «First EAGE / BVG Workshop on Reservoir and Geomechanics”, which will be held in Bochum, Germany on 30 November 2018. The geomechanics situation in a reservoir is defined by the status before any activity is performed (a priori status). This status is very hard to acquire either by direct measurements or by interpretation of indirect indicators as for instance, seismic events. During the fluid extraction from the reservoir or in case of geothermal usage (also fluid injection), the geomechanical status of the reservoir will be changed in a complex time dependent process. Those changes may as well be measured (monitored) or estimated by modelling. In any case they are dependent on the geological setting and details of the extraction. As the geomechanical issues are of dominant interest for geothermal usage of a reservoir and for oil and gas exploitation it is very interesting to join scientific findings of both sides in this field and discuss about future possibilities. In this workshop, specialists in the field will talk about the use of all the tools (available and emerging) to optimize geothermal production strategies. Join the First EAGE / BVG Workshop on Reservoir and Geomechanics to learn and discuss about Geomechanical issues within geothermal energy exploration!


International Geothermal Centre GZB, University of Applied Science
Lennershofstr. 140, 44801 Bochum



Welcome, introduction
Kaja Westdijk, EAGE, Horst Rüter; HarbourDom

Are there lessons learned from oil and gas reservoir geomechanics for geothermal applications
Jörg Herwanger, Multi-Phase Geomechanics

Introduction to reservoir mechanics, the stress field
Tobias Backers, geomecon GmbH

Measuring stress field components
Gerd Klee, SolExperts GmbH

Prediction of pore pressure, a central parameter for drilling and geomechanical reservoir characterisation
Michael Drews, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen

Stress, fractures and fluid flow, fracture reactivation, generation of induced events
 Tobias Meier, geomecon GmbH

Geomechanical modelling and wellbore stability in highly deviated boreholes
Jens Nuechter, DEA

Locating and interpreting microseismic events using elastic waveforms: Application to Induced Seismicity at the Groningen Field
Chris Willacy, Ewoud van Dedem, Jan-Willem Blokland, Sara Minisini and Peter van den Bogert, Shell
Fracture based reservoir characterization on 3D seismic data for the oil & gas exploration
Fabian Althans, DMT Petrologic

Passive seismic methods for geothermal applications
Katrin Löer, Nima Riahi, Erik H. Saenger, International Geothermal Centre GZB


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