DeepNL Stakeholders Meeting 2020

Feb 2020

09:30 - 16:30
NWO Utrecht, Winthontlaan 2, Utrecht

The DeepNL research programme aims to improve the fundamental understanding of the dynamics of the deep subsurface under the influence of human interventions. The eight projects from the first funding round of DeepNL have started up in 2019. These projects will present their progress on Friday 21 February during the yearly stakeholders meeting in Utrecht.

During the DeepNL Stakeholders Meeting the eight projects will introduce their progress and present their research teams. The meeting is aimed at interested scientists and stakeholders from knowledge institutes and the public and private sectors. There will also be attention for synergy with the Knowledge Programme Effects of Mining (KEM) as well as time for discussion and networking. The day will end with a presentation on future plans and funding opportunities within DeepNL. The working language during the stakeholders meeting will be English.

Preliminary programme

09:30 Registration & coffee

10:00 Introduction

10:10 Presentations projects cluster 1 (15 min + 10 min

  • A multiscale, multi-physics framework for modelling the geomechanical response of sandstone reservoirs to pore fluid (Suzanne Hangx et al.)
  • Probing the micromechanics of small magnitude earthquake slip (Alexander Niemeijer et al.)
  • Science4Steer: a scientific basis for production and reinjection strategies to minimize induced seismicity in Dutch gas fields (Jan Dirk Jansen et al.)

11:25 Break

11:45 Presentations projects cluster 1 and 2 (15 min + 10 min

  • InFocus: An Integrated Approach to Estimating Fault Slip Occurrence (Femke Vossepoel et al.)
  • DeepImage: Multiscale geophysical imaging, monitoring and forecasting of induced seismicity (Kees Wapenaar et al.)
  • Comprehensive monitoring and prediction of seismicity within the Groningen gas field using large scale field observations (Jeannot Trampert et al.)

13:00 Lunch break

14:00 Presentations projects cluster 3 (15 min + 10 min

  • Monitoring and Modeling the Groningen Subsurface based on integrated Geodesy and Geophysics: improving the spacetime dimension (Ramon Hanssen et al.)
  • SOFTTOP: Investigating heterogeneous soft top soils for wave propagation, cyclic degradation and liquefaction potential (Michael Hicks et al.)

14:50 A summary of recent research on reservoir compaction and
          fault friction at Utrecht University: Input for the DeepNL
          programme (Chris Spiers)

15:15 Coffee break

15:30 Synergy with Knowledge Programme Effects of Mining

16:00 Future plans DeepNL + funding opportunities and

16:30 Drinks


Registration is required and can be done until 18 February via the registration form below.

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