The “Bedretto Underground Laboratory for Geoenergies” is currently in development; thus, not many scientific publications have appeared yet. Below, you will find a list of publications relating to the tunnel. As data will be acquired and publications written they will progressively be published below. The data sets which are made publicly available will also be published here.

Journal Contributions

Conference Contributions


Working Papers/Reports

Research Data

Other Publications

Hydraulic stimulation and fluid circulation experiments in underground laboratories: Stepping up the scale towards engineered geothermal systems

Gischig, Valentin S.; Giardini, Domenico; Amann, Florian; Hertrich, Marian; Krietsch, Hannes; Löw, Simon; Maurer, Hansruedi; Villiger, Linus; Wiemer, Stefan; Bethmann, Falko; Brixel, Bernard; Doetsch, Joseph; Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Nima; Driesner, Thomas; Dutler, Nathan; Evans, Keith F.; Jalali, Mohammadreza; Jordan, David; Kittilä, Anniina; Ma, Xiaodong; Meier, Peter; Nejati, Morteza; Obermann, Anne; Plenkers, Katrin; Saar, Martin O.; Shakas, Alexis; Valley, Benoît

Permeability enhancement from a hydraulic stimulation imaged with Ground Penetrating Radar

Shakas, Alexis; Maurer, Hansruedi; Giertzuch, Peter-Lasse; Hertrich, Marian; Giardini, Domenico; Serbeto, Francisco; Meier, Peter

Bedretto Deep Underground Laboratory for Geoenergies - a new Interdisciplinary Research Facility

Hertrich, Marian; Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Nima; Krietsch, Hannes; Ma, Xiaodong; Nejati, Morteza; Plenkers, Katrin; Shakas, Alexis; Driesner, Thomas; Löw, Simon; Maurer, Hanruedi; Meier, Peter; Saar, Martin O.; Wiemer, Stefan; Giardini, Domenico

Field-Scale Characterization of Permeability-Stress Relationship in Bedretto Underground Laboratory in Switzerland

Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Nima; Ma, Xiaodong; Hertrich, Marian; Loew, Simon

High-Resolution Seismo-hydromechnic Monitoring in Mesoscale Multi-stage Stimulation Experiment

Plenkers, Katrin; Krietsch, Hannes; Gischig, Valentin; Selvadurai, Paul Antony; Shakas, Alexis; Villiger, Linus; Hertrich, Marian; Giardini, Domenico; Maurer, Hansruedi

The response of a fractured crystalline reservoir to natural pressure buildup: Experiment results from the Bedretto Lab

Shakas, Alexis; Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Nima; Hertrich, Marian; Wenning, Quinn; Maurer, Hansruedi; Brixel, Bernard; Zappone, Alba Simona; Rinaldi, Antonio Pio; Obermann, Anne; Ma, Xiaodong; Kaestli, Philipp; Linwood, Paul; Hochreutener, Rebecca; Wiemer, Stefan; Giardini, Domenico

Preliminary in situ stress and fractures characterization in the Bedretto Underground Laboratory, Swiss Alps: implications on hydraulic stimulation

Ma, Xiaodong; Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Nima; Hertrich, Marian; Gischig, Valentin; Klee, Gerd da Fontoura, Sérgio A.B.; Rocca, Ricardo J.; Pavón Mendoza, José

Hydraulic Characterization of the Bedretto Underground Laboratory

Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Nima; Dutler, Nathan; Brixel, Bernard; Hertrich, Marian; Loew, Simon

GPR imaging of fractures in the Bedretto Lab

Shakas, Alexis; Giertzuch, Peter-Lasse

In situ stress characterization in the Bedretto Underground Laboratory: implications for induced slip of pre-existing fractures/faults

Ma, Xiaodong; Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Nima; Hertrich, Marian; Gischig, Valentin; Jordan, David

Design of the seismic monitoring network for the stimulation experiments in the Bedretto Deep Underground Rock Laboratory

Hertrich, Marian; Villiger, Linus; Doetsch, Joseph; Obermann, Anne; Ma, Xiaodong; Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Nima

Bedretto Underground Laboratory for Geoenergies: Ongoing Activities and Future Opportunities

Plenkers, Katrin; Hertrich, Marian; Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Nima; Krietsch, Hannes; Ma, Xiaodong; Nejati, Morteza; Obermann, Anne; Reinicke, Andreas; Shakas, Alexis; Giardini, Domenico

Inducing shear slip in an underground laboratory: Workflow to constrain the full stress tensor demonstrated by application to the Bedretto Underground Laboratory

Ankush, Singh; Ma, Xiaodong; Zoback, Mark D.

Constraining a geological model of a shear zone by combining geophysical borehole logging and GPR

Shakas, Alexis; Hertrich, Marian; Maurer, Hansruedi; Krietsch, Hannes

Induced seismic hazard and risk analysis of hydraulic stimulation experiments at the Bedretto Underground Laboratory for Geosciences and Geoenergies (BULGG)

Gischig, Valentin; Bethmann, Falko; Hertrich, Marian; Wiemer, Stefan; Mignan, Arnaud; Broccardo, Marco; Villiger, Linus; Obermann, Anne; Diehl, Tobias

On petrophysical and geomechanical properties of Bedretto Granite

David, Christian; Nejati, Morteza; Geremia, Davide

Other Publications

Blog article by Dr Nicolas Barbosa (French, English)

Call for a master thesis

The Institute of Geophysics at ETH Zurich seeks a motivated student for a master thesis project titled "fault valving in a fluid-bearing fault structure"
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SCCER-SoE Annual Conference 2019 (Talks, Posters)

Publications of the Grimsel ISC project