PICO Session at EGU 2024

| Fri, 19 Apr, 16:15–18:00 (CEST) PICO spot 4
Convener: Victor Vilarrasa | Co-conveners: Alba Zappone, Antonio Pio Rinaldi, Oriol Monserrat, Leo Eisner

PICO presentations are given in a hybrid format supported by a Zoom meeting featuring on-site and virtual presentations. The button to access the Zoom meeting appears just before the time block starts.

Objective: Presenting Interactive COntent (PICO) is an innovative type of presentation that combines the advantages of both oral and poster presentations in a short and concise (2-minute) format. Afterwards, the presenters have the opportunity to interact with the attendees and discuss their research. DCs will have the opportunity to present their initial research findings to an audience of geoscientists including environmentalists, hydrogeologists and geophysicists.

Programme: Experimental and numerical studies that tackle with cross-cutting subsurface energy challenges; multiscale investigations of geo-energy applications, such as CO2 sequestration, enhanced geothermal systems, nuclear waste disposal and subsurface energy storage; advances in the state-of-the-art in the understanding of the coupled THMC processes induced by these geo-energy applications; developments in ground deformation measurements using geomatic applications; characterization, prediction and understanding of triggering mechanisms of induced seismicity; experimental activities in dedicated subsurface field facilities that allow for focused in situ studies under controlled conditions at well-characterized locations.


16:15–16:20 5-minute convener introduction



16:20–16:22 An Integrated GNSS-SAR Approach to Improve Ground Deformation Analysis in the Field of Geo-energies: activities planned within the SMILE project  Osmari Aponte, Andrea Gatti, Eugenio Realini, Riccardo Barzaghi, and Fernando Sansò

16:22–16:24 Improving PSI Capabilities on Ground Deformation Monitoring for The Application of Geo-Energy Projects.  Maria Carmelia Ramlie, Paula Olea-Encina, Michele Crosetto, and Oriol Monserrat

16:24–16:26 Relationship between Environmental Factors and Radar Amplitude: Illinois Basin – Decatur Project case study  Paula Olea-Encina, Maria Carmelia Ramlie, Oriol Monserrat, and Michele Crosetto

16:26–16:28 Decay of seismic noise at shallow boreholes: Observations from Groningen.Oleh Kalinichenko, Leo Eisner, Frantisek Stanek, Umair Waheed, Sherif Hanafy, and Zuzana Jechumtalova


Numerical modeling

16:28–16:30 A Neural Network to Reduce Subsurface Uncertainty Based on Ground Deformation Measurements Tian Guo, Haiqing Wu, and Víctor Vilarrasa

16:30–16:32 CO2 storage in saline aquifers: multi-scale processes visualized using the Sleipner case Tae Kwon Yun, Mateja Macut, Katja Schulze, Philip Ringrose, and Carl Fredrik Berg

16:32–16:34 Modelling coupled hydro-mechanical processes of gas flow in the Opalinus Clay Matthijs Nuus, Antonio Pio Rinaldi, Robert Cuss, Manuel Sentis, Jocelyn Gisiger, Bastian Graupner, Fabiano Magri, Frederic Bernier, and David Jaeggi

16:34–16:36 Hydrogeochemical Modeling of Opalinus Clay: Insights from CO2 Injection Experiments at Mont Terri Rock Laboratory Ümit Koç, Jérôme Corvisier, Dominique Bruel, and Laura Blanco Martin

16:36–16:38 Investigating the Effect of Fracture Properties on Peclet Number of Enhanced Geothermal Systems Khashayar Khezri, Emad Jahangir, Dominique Bruel, and Murad Abuaisha

16:38–16:40 How THM Changes in Layered Geological Systems Influence Stability of Fractured Networks  Anas Sidahmed and Christopher Mcdermott

16:40–16:42 Numerical Investigation of Reverse Water Level Fluctuations under Non-Isothermal Conditions with a Fully Coupled Thermal-Hydro-Mechanical Model for Geothermal Heat Pump Systems Linshan Yue and Masaatsu Aichi


Laboratory experiments

16:42–16:44 Multi-scale study on fluid-rock interaction in caprock and reservoir rocks for enhanced CO2 sequestration Prescelli Annan, Claudio Madonna, Antonio Pio Rinaldi, and Alba Zappone

16:44–16:46 Degradation pathways and mechanisms of oilwell cement exposed to H2S under high temperatures Liwei Zhang, Yue Yin, kaiyuan Mei, Xiaowei Cheng, Yan Wang, and Hanwen Wang

16:46–18:00 Interactive presentations at PICO screens

Forecasting Induced Seismicity in Enhanced Geothermal Systems

Date: Monday, February 19th, 2024

Time: 12:00 - 13:00

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The Department of Petroleum Engineering of Montanuniversität Leoben is organizing the seminar Understanding and Forecasting Induced Seismicity in Enhanced Geothermal Systems and Supercritical Reservoirs by Víctor Vilarrasa, coordinator of SMILE MSCA-DN and researcher at Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Emissions zero? La solució està al subsòl

Divendres que ve 29, el projecte SMILE se suma a la celebració  de la Nit Europea dels investigadors i les investigadores 2023 al Parc de la Mar de Palma amb personal investigador que explicarà la seva tasca científica i el projecte SMILE en la Fira amb Tallers d'experimentació. 

A la taula Emissions zero? La solució està al subsòl, els investigadors i investigadores explicaran al públic interessat a través d'experiments quines solucions per frenar a mitigar el canvi climàtic ens ofereix el coneixement de l'interior de la Terra. Serem allà entre les 18 i les 23 hores.

A més hi haurà altres activitats que et convidam a conèixer.

La nostra participació en aquesta nit és possible gràcies a l'Institut Mediterrani d'Estudis Avançats (IMEDEA, CSIC-UIB).

Aquest és un esdeveniment organitzat per la Secretaria Autonòmica d'Innovació i Societat Digital i en el qual participen molts dels centres de recerca situats a l'illa de Mallorca: IMEDEA, COB-IEO, IFISC, IGME, IRFAP, IdISBa, UIB, SOCIB i Delegació del CSIC a les Illes Balears.