Integrated geomechanical modelling at TNO for assessement of deep subsurface risks
Nederlands Instituut voor Toegepaste Geowetenschappen TNO
Public authorities, E & P and the mining industry increasingly demand fundamental insight and accurate predictions on subsurface and surface deformation and damage due to exploitation of subsurface natural resources, and subsurface storage of energy residues (e.g. CO2). At this moment deformation is difficult to asses and prove, although economical, environmental and societal interests are huge in terms of strain on granting concessions, failure of exploration targets, damage claims, etc. The Netherlands Institute of Applied Geoscience TNO - National Geological Survey (TNO-NITG), the geoscience institute of TNO, and TNO-Building and Construction Research (TNO-BOUW), the building and construction institute of TNO have started a close cooperation on this topic (Van Wees et al. 2001). The cooperation builds from leading edge geomechanical expertise from NITG-BOUW, in particular the world-leading geomechanical code DIANA (DIANA 2000), combined with leading edge expertise integrated 3D geoscience modelling approaches from TNO-NITG.
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First Break, 19 (7), 418-425