Mission Statement

The Geothermal Energy & Geofluids group is endowed by the Werner Siemens Foundation and investigates reactive fluid (water, CO2, CxHy, N2) and (geothermal) energy (heat, pressure) transfer in the Earth’s crust employing computer simulations, laboratory experiments and field analyses to gain fundamental insights and to address a wide range of societal goals and concerns.

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GEG News


MOOSE workshop at ETH Zurich
March 19-22, 2018

06.02.2018

We are pleased to announce a workshop on the Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE, http://mooseframework.org) to be given by the MOOSE development team at ETH Zurich and organized by the GEG Group, from March 19-22, 2018.

read more on MOOSE 2018 webpage


9th European Geothermal PhD Days
March 14-16, 2018

18.10.2017


In 2018, the PhD students from the Geothermal Energy and Geofluids (GEG) Group at ETH Zurich will be hosting the 9th European Geothermal PhD Days. The EGPD 2018 event will take place on March, 14th-16th at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), Switzerland.

read more on EGPD 2018 webpage


Inauguration of commemorative plaque for the Werner Siemens Foundation

12.09.2017


© Felix Wey

Werner Siemens Foundation visits the Geothermal Energy & Geofluids Group and has a guided tour at the GEG Laboratories.

read more on ETH Foundation webpage

read more on News of GEG webpage


Safe geothermal energy

11.05.2017


© 3sat nano – TV broadcast from Tuesday 9 May on 3sat nano

Scientists are searching for safer drilling methods: geothermal energy can provide sustainable and clean energy right where we need it – however seismicity may be induced. Scientists at ETH Zurich investigate how to prevent these earthquakes.

Link to video


Top Ranking for ETH Zurich’s Earth Sciences

14.03.2017


© ETH Zürich / Marco Carocari

Earth and marine sciences at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich was ranked the best in the world. The results were recently published by the QS World University Rankings.
read more


Current GEG Videos

macarthur_100mchange_video_linkInexhaustible resource of clean, renewable Geothermal Energy.
© ETH Zurich
Grimsel rock lab, feasibility of geothermal power plants.
© ETH Zurich
Grimsel rock laboratory, safer drilling methods.
© 3sat nano
A short film about ETH Zurich.
© ETH Zurich

GEG Events

NEXT EVENT

26.06.2018

High performance Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) simulations to compute hydro-mechanically coupled processes in rough fractures

Xiaoqing Chen (GEG group presentation)
GEG Meetings, ETH Zurich read more


03.07.2018

Assessing a hierarchical approach for modelling flow and transport in fractured rock

Manos Pefkos (GEG group presentation)
GEG Meetings, ETH Zurich read more


10.07.2018

Discrete Fracture Network inversion using trans-dimensional inverse modelling

Shiyi Li (GEG group presentation)
GEG Meetings, ETH Zurich read more


12.07.2018

Chemical Equilibrium: Numerical Challenges for Efficient and Stable Calculations in Computationally Intensive Applications

Allan Leal (invited talk)
SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science, Portland, Oregon, USA read more


17.07.2018

Usage of inter-site Electromagnetic transfer functions in exploration for geothermal resources

Marthe Faber (GEG group presentation)
GEG Meetings, ETH Zurich read more


24.07.2018

Laboratory demonstration of a novel fluid injection scheme to minimise induced seismicity and increase production for geothermal energy extraction

Maria Cardenas Rivera (GEG group presentation)
GEG Meetings, ETH Zurich read more


31.07.2018

Numerical simulation of underground carbon dioxide and hydrogen storage

Anwar Al Assadi (GEG group presentation)
GEG Meetings, ETH Zurich read more


07.08.2018

Visualising fluid flow and contact in rough fracture surfaces

Isamu Naets (GEG group presentation)
GEG Meetings, ETH Zurich read more


21.08.2018

PIV lab, a summary of recent progress and prospectives

Mehrdad Ahkami (GEG group presentation)
GEG Meetings, ETH Zurich read more


GEG Open Positions

released 22.01.2018

PhD position in the development, experimental testing, and numerical modeling of Plasma-Pulse Geo-Drilling (PPGD)
read more

GEG Paper Alerts

The effects of high heating rate and high temperature on the rock strength: Feasibility study of a thermally assisted drilling method

Rossi, E., M.A. Kant, C. Madonna, M.O. Saar, and Ph. Rudolf von Rohr
Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, pp. 1-8, 2018. Download


Numerical simulations and validation of contact mechanics in a granodiorite fracture

Kling, T., D. Vogler, L. Pastewka, F. Amann, and P. Blum
Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 2018. Download


Demonstration of thermal borehole enlargement to facilitate controlled reservoir engineering for deep geothermal, oil or gas systems

Kant, M.A., E. Rossi, J. Duss, F. Amman, M.O. Saar, and P. Rudolf von Rohr
Applied Energy, 212, pp. 1501-1509, 2018. Download


Experiments and Simulations of Fully Hydro-Mechanically coupled Response of Rough Fractures exposed to High Pressure Fluid Injection

Vogler, D., R. R. Settgast, C. Annavarapu, C. Madonna, P. Bayer, and F. Amann
Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123, pp. 1186-1200, 2018. Download


A Hierarchy of Models for Simulating Experimental Results from a 3D Heterogeneous Porous Medium

Vogler, D., S. Ostvar, R. Paustian, and B.D. Wood
Advances in Water Resources, 114, pp. 149-163, 2018. Download