Main research areas

Location of seismicity in Los Humeros within the GeMEX projectKIT
Induced seismicity and geomechanics

What are the relationships between the local stress field, the geomechanical properties of fractures and fault zones and induced seismicity?

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Scaling in a geothermal borehole.
Thermal water cycle

Geothermal fluids form a chemical equilibrium with the reservoir rock. What changes can be observed in the geothermal system during circulation?

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Numerical model of a geothermal reservoir.KIT
Reservoir modeling

We use numerical methods to understand and influence the effects of coupled processes on the geothermal reservoir and the physical and chemical processes.

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Geological model of a geothermal reservoir.
Reservoir characterization

Sustainable use strategies are the basis for the optimal exploitation of geothermal resources, and a good understanding of the reservoir is a prerequisite for geothermal storage concepts. 

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