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Join the 2nd International Workshop on Geomechanics and Energy!

This Second International Workshop on Geomechanics and Energy will be held in Celle (Germany), from 13 to 15 October 2015. It will provide a forum for scientists and practicing engineers alike to present the most recent contributions of geomechanics to various fields of energy.  

The areas of interest are related to geomechanical application in the subsurface extraction of energy and the storage of waste, including the different levels of investigations: in-situ investigation, laboratory experiment, constitutive modelling and numerical modelling. High-quality scientific work and contributions in innovative applied-oriented technologies will be encouraged. Specific topics of interest include -but not limited to- hydrocarbon exploration and production, underground storage and geothermal energy.

The specificity of this workshop is that it gathers various topics that may seem apparently disconnected but that share joined tools for each application. So, the focus will mainly lie on the cross-disciplinary point of view that links the different topics.

We will organise a call for papers, under the format of a 4-pages extended abstract. Each accepted paper will be requested for presentation during the workshop (oral or poster). The workshop will take place across 3 days, including ice-breaker reception and a social dinner.

Who should attend?

We hope this workshop will have general appeal to everybody involved in geomechanical and geotechnical engineering of energy geo-system. It includes experts, companies, contractors, installers and academic researchers facing the need for a deeper understanding of the highly coupled response of geomaterials in interaction with energy infrastructures or waste storage.

We look forward to welcoming you all to Celle in October 2015.

Prof. L. Laloui - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland
Prof. B. François - Free University of Brussels, Belgium