NSERC/Energi Simulation Research Consortium in Reservoir Geomechanics

NSERC/Energi Simulation Research Consortium in Reservoir Geomechanics

The Reservoir Geomechanics Research Group, [RG]2, is launching the second phase of our research program dedicated to addressing key challenges for reservoir geomechanics with acknowledged support from NSERC, Energi Simulation and several industry sponsors.

Join NSERC/Energi Simulation Research Consortium in Reservoir Geomechanics on Thursday, November 28 from 1:00 until 3:00 pm for a reservoir geomechanics conversation around the research program which is focusing on:

• In situ thermal recovery processes in oil sands; and

• Development of shale/tight oil & gas resources, specifically Montney and Duvernay Formations.

[RG]2 will build on our past successes to pursue significant advances in:

1) experimental methods that transform our understanding of the complex thermo-hydro-mechanical behavior of unconventional reservoir formations;
2) innovative reservoir-geomechanical simulation and modelling approaches; and
3) 3D printing technologies for the manufacture of “smart” rocks that will serve as a technology platform for the next generation of experimental investigations of multi-scale, multi-physics reservoir geomechanical processes.

A selection of consortium projects developed within five fully integrated technical themes are illustrated in Figure 1 and Figure 2 provides an overview of our unique GeoInnovation Environments that will underpin the research program.

We look forward to discussing key reservoir geomechanical challenges, setting priorities for our upcoming research program and exploring collaboration opportunities within the Consortium.

Please RSVP to Hope Walls : Email: or Phone: +1 780 492 3953

To discuss collaboration opportunities, please contact:

Rick Chalaturnyk, PhD, PEng, FEIC Professor and Energi Simulation Chair in Reservoir Geomechanics Director: Reservoir Geomechanics Research Group University of Alberta Cell: +1 780 884 0104 Email: