Fluid Flows, Pore Pressure Prediction & Brittle Deformation
Convener: Khalid Amrouch | Co-conveners: Nicolas Beaudoin, Jean-Paul Callot, Philippe Robion, Abderrahmane Soulaimani
| Attendance Tue, 09 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Hall X2

In the last few decades, there has been an increasing need to understand the interaction between Fluid Flow (F2), and Pore Pressure Prediction (P3) in Sedimentary Basins. Other than the environmental reasons (underground water quality, nuclear waste storage, CO2 sequestration…) behind this growing interest, there are many economic applications, which bring significant contributions from both academia and industry to better constrain this F2 P3 relationship. Indeed, the petroleum (overpressure constraint, hydrocarbon migration…), mining (dissolution and precipitation of minerals and transport of solids in solution…) and geothermal (heat transport…) industries are all eager to determine to what extent fluid flow and/or pore pressure prediction are important to constrain fluid migration and fluid rock interaction.
The development of advanced models, especially related to diagenetic reactions, has led to an increasing understanding of the interactions between the fluid and the rock. Yet our understanding of the interaction between F2, P3 and brittle deformation is still limited and very few studies have attempted to decipher the relationship between dynamic permeability (related to brittle deformation), pore pressure and the fluid flow in Sedimentary Basins.
Therefore, we encourage submissions of studies from a range of fields that can help to improve our understanding of interactions between Fluid Flow, Pore Pressure and Brittle Deformation in Sedimentary Basins. These can include, but are not limited to, analogue models, numerical modelling, geophysical data, and field data.
The participants to this session will be invited to submit their work to the special issue “Fluid Flow, Pore Pressure and Brittle Deformation” on the Geofluids Journal.