About this research group
Geoscience describes characteristics of the three-dimensional physical framework in which petroleum is generated, moved, trapped and produced through time. A sound understanding of the geometry and properties of structural, sedimentological and diagenetic features, and the processes by which they are formed, is essential for any activity involving extraction or injection of fluid or gas into the underground. By implementing geological data and know-how in computer models of sub surface reservoirs, the 3D architecture and property distributions, and thereby fluid flow in sub-surface reservoirs can be forecast.
Geo-scientific research at CIPR focuses on characterization and modelling of sub-surface reservoirs for petroleum production and exploration as well as CO2 sequestration.Key research topics include acquisition and handling of outcrop data for modelling purposes, improved modelling methods, and charting the impact of geological features on sub-surface fluid flow.
The geoscience group is also involved in studies involving geological sequestration of CO2 and transferring technology from petroleum related research to other purposes, such as long term storage of nuclear waste, recycling of mine tailings, geothermal energy and improved methods for planning of offshore wind farms.