As part of GeoProc conference series, this event carries forward certain traditions as well as breaks new grounds related to Coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechano-Chemical (THMC) processes in Geosystems.
After Stockholm, Sweden, in 2003 (GeoProc03), Nanjing, China, in 2006 (GeoProc06), Lille, France in 2008 (GeoProc08), Perth, Western Australia in 2011 (GeoProc11) and Utah, United States in 2015 (GeoProc15), the 6th GeoProc is held in Paris, France, at the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, between 5 and 7 July 2017.
It is co-organized by the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), the French institute of science and technology for transport, spatial planning, development and networks (IFSTTAR), the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
The conference theme “Multiphysical processes and phenomena across the scales” symbolizes scientists, engineers and practitioners coming together from different backgrounds to address common scientific issues for a wide range of natural and engineering phenomena in geological systems and energy production. These phenomena include traditional fields, such as oil extraction, nuclear waste disposal, formation of mineral deposits, induced seismicity and natural hazards, as well as some new emerging areas, such as enhanced oil and gas recovery, geothermal energy and CO2 geological sequestration. Although each field may have its own characteristics, a number of common scientific issues remain the same.
Geoproc gives emphasis into approaches that highlight the coupled multiphysical aspects of the applications as well as the techniques used to approach them.
Reservoir mechanics (Nuclear waste disposal, CO2 sequestration, Energy storage, Petroleum engineering, Geothermal energy etc.)
Induced seismicity, fault reactivation and landslides
Numerical challenges in THMC modeling
Instabilities, bifurcation phenomena and strain localization due to THMC processes
Experimental advances in THMC processes
Legal and economical aspects related to induced seismicity and reservoir mechanics