Find below a list of ongoing research projects led by members of the Porous Media Group.
VISTA CSD’s primary objective is to develop fundamental knowledge and educate next generation researchers to understand how subsurface fluid injection and extraction results in deformation, fault reactivation and fracturing.
MaPSI has as its main objective to provide mathematical models and simulation technology required to assess subsurface process-structure interaction in the context of hydraulic and thermal stimulation in development and production of high-temperature geothermal resources.
The SiGS project goal is to extend the understanding of superheated and supercritical geothermal resources and their response to engineering operations by combining tailored mathematical and numerical modeling with field observations.
The PoroTwin project has as its objective to develop a digital twin with real-time integration of reservoir flow, simulation, and control with experimental operational parameters.
The FracFlow project has the main objective to develop a fundamental understanding for multiphase flow in fractured porous media using interdisciplinary research.
This project will take a first-principles approach to develop a modeling and simulation tool for fracture mechanics in deformable porous media, that accounts for both fluid pressure and capillary effects as dominant driving forces.
The overarching objective of the TheMSES research program is to provide the mathematical models and simulation technology required to assess large-scale deployment of subsurface thermo-mechanical energy storage in the context of intermittent renewable energy.