To sum up, the main methods of UPGEO will be:
– Use well-logs, especially NMR, and cuttings/plugs for µCT scan to characterize facies, microstructure and petrophysic.
– Use of statistics to populate facies and stratigraphic geometries of carbonate and clastic reservoirs.
– Integrate data from outcrop analogues by drone photogrammetry acquisition into 3D reservoir models.
– Propose new concepts of reservoir connectivity, from geostatistical models, to increase reliability of flow simulations.
– Propose new equations for the upscaling (THM equations which include the quasi-static Biot equations) for flow simulation in non-fractured sands/sandstones and fractured carbonate reservoirs.
– Implement simulation codes integrating the upscaling in specific plug-ins on platform such as softwares Eclipse, PumaFlow, OpenGeoSys or DuMuX
– Develop predictive models for flow simulation in carbonate and clastic geothermal sedimentary system.
– Propose an application of the new method to a specific installation to estimate the geological risk for deep geothermal exploration in the Paris Basin, and thus assist in decision-making for a municipality or agglomeration that wants to build a geothermal doublet.
– Provide innovative workflow for simulation applicable to other sedimentary basins.