EGEL
Energy GeoEngineering Laboratory

EGEL Research

EGEL Research

Introduction

Our research addresses the greatest global challenge humanity has faced: energy (and associated environmental implications). The central context is petroleum, with focal theme on flow. But, we use our knowledge to contribute to other energy related themes, including: CO2 geological storage, hydrate bearing sediments (including C02-CH4 replacement), energy geo-storage for renewables. Our ability to impact various aspects of the energy challenge reflects the fact that there are many common underlying needs (understanding the geoplumbing of the subsurface), common processes (such as coupled THCM processes, repetitive loading, bifurcations of all kinds), and common technological difficulties (e.g. wells).

A sustainable global energy system must be focused on quality of life:

- Reduce energy consumption in the developed world while maintaining quality of life
AND
- Increase quality of life in the developing nations without following the energy-demanding approach the developed world has taken.

Research Themes

Fluids 
Sediments 
Fractured Rock 
Sensors and IT Tools

Pore-scale studies
 

Repetitive Loading


Properties


In-situ characterization


Reactive Flow 


Soil Classification 


Formation
 

Laboratory
 

Drilling Fluids 





Soil Database





Intact Rock




Onshore/OffShore Observatory
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