Geothermal Reservoir Mechanics

Geothermal operations, including injection and production, induce both localized and widespread temperature and pressure changes.  These temperature and pressure variations can cause associated subsurface and surface deformations, and occasional fracturing, faulting, and induced seismicity risks.

Geothermal energy remains a leading form of renewable energy worldwide. We help clients across the globe understand and manage the geomechanical issues involved with High Temperature and High Pressure conditions. GeoMechanics Technologies provides analysis and consulting services to optimize production and minimize adverse environmental impacts, including:

  • Fluid and heat flow simulation
  • Surface subsidence analysis
  • In-situ stress and fracture analysis
  • Induced seismicity analysis

 

Temperature distribution simulated after 20 years of injection.

Pressure distribution simulated after 20 years of injection