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Modelling underground environmental processes resulting from energy-related subsurface utilization
Convener: Thomas Kempka  | Co-Conveners: Auli Niemi , Jesús Carrera , Holger Class 
 / Fri, 17 Apr, 08:30–10:00
 / Attendance Thu, 16 Apr, 17:30–19:00

Modelling of underground storage sites is required for the efficient and secure operation as well as the assessment of site-specific risks. This session aims at the discussion of chemical energy and hydrocarbon storage site modelling considering:
• Implementation of static geological/structural models.
• Determination of the relevant model scales depending on the simulated scenario (plume evolution, pressure propagation, brine displacement, etc.).
• Model and parameter upscaling techniques for multi-phase flow problems (also related to geochemistry and geomechanics).
• Development and/or employment of (semi-)analytical and numerical modelling tools.
• Model coupling addressing the interaction of thermal, multi-phase flow, geochemical and geomechanical processes.
• Methods for risk assessment.
• Tools for operational support.
• Benchmarks of models against operational site data and laboratory data.