Speaker(s): Margaux Raguenel

Date: Friday 20th of April

Location: room G201, ENSG, Nancy


Understanding the physical processes occurring in a geothermal reservoir is a key point to make decisions about resources exploitation developments. In the frame of the GEOTREF project in Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, data have been acquired and interpreted by geologists and geophysicists. Numerical models are now build to assess geological scenarios in accordance with the obtained data and determine potential areas of interest. In this seminar, I will present my work on these numerical models. First, models have been designed to evaluate the impact of several parameters on heat transfers and fluid flows. These parameters have been incorporated in models to determine the realism of different geological scenarios explaining the presence of heat in Bouillante. To go further in the representation of complex geological and physical models, a tool linking two specialized libraries has then been designed and tested on several applications. The last part of this presentation will be a brainstorming on the potential use of this new tool and its application to the reservoir of Basse-Terre.