2015 Darcy Lecture Event: Rainer Helmig
- Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
- Chemistry and Biochemistry Building, Room 3 - view map
Evaluating the Competive Use of the Subsurface: The Influence of Energy Storage and Production in Groundwater
Hosted by Montana State University and the Energy Research Institute
The program begins with talks by ERI researchers investigating subsurface energy topics.
- 1:30 Matthew Fields. Microbially Enhanced Coal Bed Methane Production
- 1:55 Adie Phillips. Advanced Technology for Mitigating Subsurface Gas Leakage
- 2:20 Lee Spangler. The Kevin Dome Carbon Sequestration Project
- 2:45 Short Break
- 3:00 Rainer Helmig. Evaluating the Competive Use of the Subsurface: The Influence of Energy Storage and Production in Groundwater
Abstract. The subsurface is being increasingly utilized both as a resource and as an energy and waste repository. With increasing exploitation, resource conflicts are becoming increasingly common and complex, such as thermal energy storage and the effects surrounding hydraulic fracturing in both geothermal and shale gas production.
Rainer H. Helmig
Rainer H. Helmig, Ph.D., is head of the Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems at the Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems, University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research covers fundamental research and applied science in the field of porous-media flow. A major focus is on developing methods for coupling hydrosystem compartments and complex flow and transport processes. This is based on simulation methods and techniques for describing single- and multiphase, multicomponent flow and transport processes in the subsurface, i.e., in porous and fractured-porous media.