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Projects at the BedrettoLab
2017-01-01 - 2021-12-31
Bedretto Reservoir Project (BRP)
Currently, the largest project at the Bedretto Lab is the Bedretto Reservoir Project. It encompasses three sub-projects with complementary targets for the development of a large-scale deep ...
2017-02-02 - 2021-12-31
Validating of Technologies for Reservoir Engineering (VALTER)
The VALTER project comprises two large-scale in-situ experiments at different scales: in the Grimsel and Bedretto tunnels. ...
2019-01-01 - 2022-03-31
In situ stress variations near faults considering fault zone rock rheology - implications for reservoir stimulation and associated seismicity (SNF_Ma)
The project seeks a better understanding of the in situ stress spatial variations near fault zone from the far-field, to the damage zone and to the fault core. ...
2019-04-01 - 2025-03-31
Mitigating Induced Seismicity for Successful Geo-Resources Applications (MISS)
The MISS project aims to: perform controlled 50-100 meter scale fluid injection and fault stimulation experiments in basement rock at over 1000m depth actively pre-conditioning the stress ...
2019-10-01 - 2022-10-01
Creating a hierarchy of fracture network in enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) through innovative hydraulic fracturing stimulation (ETH Grant_Ma)
The proposed project seeks to demonstrate that the creation of a hierarchy of fracture network is necessary for an effective stimulation of the deep geothermal reservoirs (i.e., hot dry rocks). ...
2020-09-01 - 2026-08-31
Fault Activation and Earthquake Rupture (FEAR)
Despite intensive research, scientists cannot predict when and where the next major earthquake will occur. ...
2021-01-01 - 2023-12-31
Stress Profiling in Enhanced Geothermal Systems (SPINE)
SPINE is about developing a new tool and protocols to conduct stress profiling in crystalline rock for a better estimation of stimulation efficiency and induced seismicity related to the creation ...
2021-04-01 - 2024-03-31
Characterizing and understanding Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) - novel tools and applications in a deep underground laboratory (SNF-EGS Multi PhD)
Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) are conceptually an extremely attractive options for generating electricity, but commercial EGS plants were so far rarely successful. ...
2021-09-01 - 2025-08-31
Ultra-sensitive photonics accelerometers for next generation seismic sensor networks (OPOSSUM)
The OPOSSUM project aims at the development and testing of accelerometers and accelerometer networks with the potential to outperform state of the art sensing technology. ...
2021-09-01 - 2024-08-31
In 2021, a new tunnel of about 100 m length will be excavated as an important infrastructure element for a project on earthquake research (FEAR) funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and ...
2022-01-01 - 2023-01-01
Bridging the gap between micro- and macro-scopic permeability and porosity evolution from natural and anthropogenic processes
The relationship between porosity and permeability at macroscopic scales, and how they couple to rock strength, is poorly understood. ...