Center for Modeling of Coupled Subsurface Dynamics
Research pillars

Description of the main research pillars

The two research pillars of the center address the potential of Groundbreaking Modeling Concepts for Deformation in Porous Rocks (P1) and the demand for understanding of Fundamentals of Induced Subsurface Deformation (P2).

Main content

P1 Groundbreaking Modeling Concepts for Deformation in Porous Rocks  

Coordinator: Morten Jakobsen

P1.1 Mathematical framework for handling complex geometries

PI: Jan Nordbotten, University of Bergen

P1.2 Simulation tool for fully dynamic Biot equations

PI: Florin Radu, University of Bergen

P1.3 Microseismic imaging using rock physics-based full-waveform inversion

PI: Morten Jakobsen, University of Bergen

P1.4 Multi-phase flow and fractures

PI: Jan Nordbotten, Akademia grant (2020-2

P2 Fundamentals of Induced Subsurface Deformation 

Coordinator: Kundan Kumar

P2.1 Solvers for mixed dimensional flow and mechanics on the fracture-matrix interface 

PI: Kundan Kumar, University of Bergen

P2.2 Simulation technology for injection-related fault and fracture reactivation and induced seismicity

PI: Eirik Keilegavlen, University of Bergen

P2.3 Monitoring subsurface processes using the generalized Dix’ method

PI: Einar Iversen, University of Bergen

P2.4 Interpretation of fluid-induced seismicity patterns

PI: Volker Oye, NORSAR

P2.5 Simulation of governing processes in superheated and supercritical geothermal systems: mathematical models, numerical methods and field data (SiGS)

PI: Eirik Keilegavlen, University of Bergen, RCN grant (2020-2024)

P2.6 Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of Process-Structure Interaction in Fractured Geothermal Systems (MaPSI)

PI: Inga Berre, University of Bergen, ERC Consolidator Grant (2021-2026)