Carbonate Reservoirs Studies Group (CaResS Geology) aims
to secure future energy supply (improved oil recovery & geothermal
energy) through a better understanding of geology at multiple scales.
The objective is to develop workflows for improved hydrocarbon recovery
in carbonate rocks & geothermal energy. Advanced instrumentation and
techniques including drone outcrop mapping, 3D pore network and flow
visualization, sediment texture and tomography analyses of modern and
ancient carbonates and mechanical stratigraphy, would be utilized to
develop an in-depth, high-level understanding of reservoir
heterogeneity, microporosity distribution, fracture networks, and
fracture/matrix interaction, to develop reservoir models at multiple
scales for fluid flow simulation. The outcome will be a series of models
for various carbonate reservoir settings and well location patterns
with the ultimate goal of supporting drilling/exploration operations and
reducing future development costs in real case scenarios.