Geofluids

Geomechanics and Fluid Flow in Geothermal Systems


Publishing date
01 Jul 2019
Status
Published
Submission deadline
08 Mar 2019

1Spanish National Research Council, Barcelona, Spain

2University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, USA

3Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH-UFZ, Leipzig, Germany


Geomechanics and Fluid Flow in Geothermal Systems

Description

Geothermal systems, including hydrothermal systems, enhanced geothermal systems, and superhot or supercritical systems, are receiving an increasing interest because they provide carbon-free energy necessary to shift the current dependency on hydrocarbons and, thus, significantly reduce CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. Compared to other renewable energies, geothermal energy has the advantage that it does not present daily and seasonal fluctuations. Furthermore, negative emissions can be achieved if CO2 is used as the working fluid. However, the deployment of geothermal systems is being hindered by insufficient permeability of the reservoir rock, excessive induced seismicity during reservoir stimulation, and geochemical reactions accelerated by high temperature that lead to corrosion and scaling.

We encourage submissions to this issue that focus on geomechanical and fluid flow aspects of geothermal systems. Contributions devoted to the study of coupled processes occurring in multiphase systems, experimental characterization of rock and inelastic deformation that may induce seismicity, and fracture propagation are especially welcome. These coupled processes span over multiple scales, spatially from the pore scale to the reservoir scale and temporally from nanoseconds to thousands of years. Other innovative aspects of geothermal systems, which may include CO2 geothermal, energy storage in the subsurface, and novel stimulation techniques, are also welcome. Review articles that describe the current state of the art are also encouraged.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Multiphase flow, reactive transport, and coupled processes in reservoir rock, including sedimentary and crystalline rock
  • Experimental characterization of geothermal fluid processes
  • Inelastic deformation and induced seismicity in geothermal fluid systems
  • Hydrothermal systems
  • Enhanced geothermal systems
  • Stimulation design (hydraulic/thermal/chemical)
  • Propagation of hydraulic fractures in reservoir rock
  • Chemomechanical effects on permeability evolution
  • Multiphase flow through fractured media
  • Remote sensing and monitoring
  • Superhot/supercritical geothermal fluid systems
  • Coupling superhot geothermal systems and "in situ leach mining"

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6085738
  • - Editorial

Geomechanics and Fluid Flow in Geothermal Systems

Víctor Vilarrasa | Roman Y. Makhnenko | Francesco Parisio
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8947258
  • - Research Article

The Influence of Coupled Thermomechanical Processes on the Pressure and Temperature due to Cold Water Injection into Multiple Fracture Zones in Deep Rock Formation

Bruno Figueiredo | Chin-Fu Tsang | Auli Niemi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3420142
  • - Research Article

Mineral Filling Pattern in Complex Fracture System of Carbonate Reservoirs: Implications from Geochemical Modeling of Water-Rock Interaction

Jianwei Feng | Xu Zhang | ... | He Du
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3508906
  • - Research Article

Determination of Hydraulic Properties of a Large Self-Propped Hydraulic Fracture in the Geothermal Research Borehole Horstberg Z1 in the Northwest German Basin

Reinhard Jung | Alireza Hassanzadegan | Torsten Tischner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3925462
  • - Research Article

Research on the Hydrochemistry and Fault Control Mechanism of Geothermal Water in Northwestern Zhangzhou Basin

Haonan Gan | Guiling Wang | ... | Gaofan Yue
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6053815
  • - Research Article

Enhancement of Permeability Activated by Supercritical Fluid Flow through Granite

Tsuyoshi Nohara | Masaoki Uno | Noriyoshi Tsuchiya
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1280721
  • - Research Article

Fault “Corrosion” by Fluid Injection: A Potential Cause of the November 2017 5.5 Korean Earthquake

Rob Westaway | Neil M. Burnside
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2306092
  • - Research Article

Production-Induced Subsidence at the Los Humeros Geothermal Field Inferred from PS-InSAR

Eszter Békési | Peter A. Fokker | ... | Jan-Diederik van Wees
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5176410
  • - Research Article

Characterization of Transport-Enhanced Phase Separation in Porous Media Using a Lattice-Boltzmann Method

Andrea Parmigiani | Paolo Roberto Di Palma | ... | Xiang-Zhao Kong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8494539
  • - Research Article

Locating Geothermal Resources: Insights from 3D Stress and Flow Models at the Upper Rhine Graben Scale

Antoine Armandine Les Landes | Théophile Guillon | ... | Sylvie Gentier
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