Characterization and modeling of (coupled) THMC processes for geothermal energy
Convener: Damien Bonté | Co-conveners: Xuhai Tang, Delphine Roubinet, Javier Fullea, Mao Sheng
| Attendance Mon, 04 May, 16:15–18:00 (CEST)

Characterisation of geothermal energy systems requires advanced understanding of the dominant processes and properties of the geothermal systems. The aim of this session is to offer a platform to present and discuss the use of modeling, analogue and numerical, for the development of geothermal energy. Theoretical, observation, experimental, analogue, and numerical models offer the support to the development of concept and applications to achieve a sustainable and efficient recovery of geothermal energy. All methods have their strength and offer the possibility to develop the understanding of specific aspects of the geothermal system.
All enthalpies of geothermal energy systems can be considered for this session, from new development in small-scale systems to supercritical and from ATES to EGS. The characterization of the geometry of the system, flow and transport properties of main conductive paths and fluid-rock interaction mechanisms and of course heat structure are example of the studies that will be central to this session. Multidisciplinary and multi-scale are most welcome to stimulate the discussion and share/exchange ideas and promote future collaborations within the community.
We invite speakers to present their original research work on theoretical/mathematical models, computer simulation and other experimental/observational aspects. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
(1) Advanced mathematical models of coupled multi-physical (e.g., mechanical, thermal, hydrological and chemical) processes in geothermal systems based on equivalent continuum, double-porosity, and discrete fracture models.
(2) Lab and field experiments of coupled T-H-M-C processes involved in geothermal production.
(3) Integration of experimental data into numerical models for site characterization, experimental design, data interpretation and uncertainty quantification
(4) Utilization of numerical tools for risk assessment and prediction of potential impacts
(5) Advanced numerical methodologies and models to investigate the hydraulic fracturing process in geothermal systems.