6th International Conference on Coupled THMC Processes in Geosystems
5-7 Jul 2017 Paris (France)

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112 participants from 21 countries, 4 continents

6 keynote lectures,  67 oral presentations, 16 posters





Keynote lectures

We have the honor to welcome the following six distinguished keynote lecturers:  


Einat Aharonov, Hebrew University

“A steady-state physics-based rock-friction constitutive law: predicting friction dependence on temperature, stress and slip rate”
(Wednesday 5/7, 14h00)


Yves Guglielmi, CEREGE Laboratory & Berkeley lab

“Fault slip experiments in Earth Laboratories - Insights into the couplings between permeability creation, stimulated fault area and aseismic / seismic slip”
(Thursday 6/7, 14h00)


Atef Onaisi, Head of Geomechanics Services, Total

"1D and 3D geomechanical modelling workflows and field applications in Total"
(Friday 7/7, 09h00)


James Rice, Harvard University

“Thermo-hydro-mechanical processes stabilizing Antarctic ice stream shear margins”
(Thursday 7/7, 09h00)


Alexandre Schubnel, École Normale Supérieure

“Strength and Anisotropy in Tournemire Shale: Temperature, Pressure and Time Dependences”
(Friday 7/7, 14h00)


Chris J. Spiers, Utrecht University

“Effects of THMC processes on rock and fault behavior under upper crustal conditions”
(Wednesday 5/7, 09h00)


Important dates

Early-bird registration: 28 February 2017  Extended to 20/3/2017 - CLOSED

Abstract acceptance: 15 January 2017 - CLOSED

Abstract submission: 20 November 2016  Extended to 5/12/2016 - CLOSED


About Geoproc 2017

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.)
  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • 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



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