The 12th Euro-conference on Rock Physics and Geo-Mechanics Menu

Tentative – program is subject to change, final program will be announced before the conference

Sunday Nov 5th

15:00 –Registration

18:00 – Icebreaker

19:30 – 20:30 Dinner


Monday Nov 6th

7:00 – 8:30 Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 Welcome

9:00 – 9:50 – Keynote

  • Journey through the World of Deformation Bands via Rock Fracture Knowledgebase

A Aydin  and J Zhong

9:50 – 10:40 – Session 1

  • Faults at focal depth - an extension to the ICDP DSEIS project in the South-African gold mines

N Wechsler, G Van Aswegen, L Kamhaji, Y Yabe, and H Ogasawara

  • A high resolution interferometric method to measure local swelling due to gas exposure in rocks

A Pluymakers, J Liu, F Kohler, F Renard, and D Dysthe

10:40 – 11:10 – Break

11:10 – 12:50 – Session 2

  • Thermo-hydro mechanical model of a fault zone with microstructure: Numerical analysis of strain localization

H Rattez, I Stefanou, J Sulem, M Veveakis, T Poulet

  • Cyclic hydraulic stimulation design to develop Enhanced Geothermal Systems

G Zimmermann, H Hofmann, A Zang, O Stephansson, M Farkas, J Seok Yoon, L Zhuang, K Y Kim, and K Min

  • First field application of a cyclic injection protocol and an advanced traffic light system to mitigated seismic risk of hydraulic stimulation at the Pohang Enhanced Geothermal System in Korea

H Hofmann, G Zimmermann, A Zang, M Farkas, E Huenges, K-B Min, S Park, K-I Kim, P Fokker, R Westaway, F Bethmann, P Meier, F Guinot, K S Yoon, J Choi, U Jeong, Y H Han, T J Lee, Y H Song, M S Kim, B J Yoon, K S Lee, K Y Kim

  • Numerical investigation of hydraulic stimulation and related induced seismicity in Pohang fractured geothermal reservoir

M P Farkas, H Hofmann, J S Yoon, G Zimmermann, A Zang, O Stephansson

12:50 – 14:10 Lunch

14:10 – 15:50 – Session 3

  •  Effect of porosity on elastic versus inelastic deformation of reservoir sandstones from the Groningen gas field

R P J Pijnenburg, B A Verberne, S J T. Hangx, and C J Spiers

  • The effect of burial diagenesis and thermal maturation on rock physics of organic-rich chalks

Y Gordin, Y H Hatzor, and H J Vinegar

  • Relationships between static and dynamic moduli of organic-rich chalk

O Shitrit, Y H Hatzor, S Feinstein, V Palchik, and H J Vinegar

  • Gas seepage from saturated sediments: Coupling flow and Geomechanics

I Vaknin, R Holtzman, E Aharonov, and O Katz

15:50 – 16:20 Break

16:20 – 17:10 – Keynote

  • Fault interactions and growth

A Nicol

17:10 – 18:30 – Session 4

  • A formulation of Breakage mechanics in the Cosserat continuum to predict shear band formation in granular media

N A Collins-Craft, I Stefanou, J Sulem, and I Einav

  • Plastic slip-line analysis for the rheological characterization of active accretionary wedges

I Song and H J Koh

  • Earthquake forecast by electromagnetic radiation detection

A Rabinovitch, V Frid and D Bahat

19:30 – 20:30 Dinner

20:30 Free Bar


Tuesday Nov 7th

7:00 – 8:30 Breakfast

9:00 – 9:50 – Keynote

  • Failure, inelastic compaction and fluid flow in porous carbonates (keynote)

P Baud and T-F Wong

9:50 – 10:40 – Session 5

  • Collective behaviour of defects in brittle geomedia: theory and experiments

I Panteleev, O Naimark

  • Mariska Schimmel - Effect of pore fluid chemistry on compaction of quartz sand

M T W Schimmel and S JT Hangx

10:40 – 11:10 Break

11:10 – 12:50 – Session 6

  •  Comparative crack damage evolution in rocks deformed under conventional and true triaxial loading

P Meredith, J Browning, C Stuart, D Healy, S Harland and T Mitchell

  • Combining active and passive acoustic methods to monitor thermal microcracking in the laboratory

L Griffiths, O Lengliné, M J Heap, P Baud, and J Schmittbuhl

  • Acoustic signature of fluid migration in spontaneous imbibition experiments with ultrasonic monitoring

C David, J Sarout, C Barnes, J Dautriat, and L Pimienta

  • The effect of auto-acoustic vibrations on shear dilatancy in dry and water saturated granular materials

S Siman-Tov, E E Brodsky

12:50 – 14:10 Lunch

14:10 – 15:50 – Session 7

  • Noble Gas Release during Triaxial Rock Deformation

S J Bauer and W P Gardner

  • A journey through scales: Informing reservoir-scale fracture-controlled permeability using laboratory measurements

A R L Kushnir, M J Heap, and P Baud

  • Controls of Stress Regime on Fluid Injection Induced Slip Events

W Zhu, M French, J Banker

  • Identification of critical state of deformed rocks

E Damaskinskaya, I Panteleev, D Gafurova, D Frolov, and D Korost

15:50 – 16:20 Break

16:20 – 17:10 – Keynote

  • Multiphysics couplings in fault mechanics

J Sulem and I Stefanou

17:10 – 18:00 – Session 8

  • Advances in neutron imaging experiments for rock mechanics and fluid flow characterization

E Tudisco, S A Hall, M Etxegarai , E Charalampidou, G Couples, and N Kardjilov

  • Laboratory investigation of seismic event nucleation

A Ostapchuk, G Kocharyan, D Pavlov

18:00 – 19:30 Poster session

19:30 – 20:30 Dinner

20:30 Free Bar


 Wednesday Nov 8th

6:00 – 7:00 Breakfast

Field trip –

  • Salt diapir, deformed lake deposits, faults and sinkholes in the Dead Sea basin

Ian Alsop, Ram Weinberger, Tsafrir Levi, Shmuel Marco, Amir Sagy, Eyal Shalev

19:30 – 20:00 Dinner

20:30 Free Bar


Thursday Nov 9th

7:00 – 8:30 Breakfast

9:00 – 9:50 – Keynote

  • Physics-engineering concepts in structural geology- geophysics  

Z Reches

9:50 – 10:15 – Session 9

  • Slip-surface geometry: experimental observations in rough and smooth faults under shear

A Sagy, Y H Hatzor, N Badt, C Collettini, and T Tesei

  • Sliding velocity and roughness evolution in limestone discontinuities

D Morad, A Sagy, and Y H Hatzor

10:40 – 11:10 Break

11:10 – 14:35 – Session 10

  • The semibrittle behavior of simulated calcite fault gouge

M Mercuri, M M Scuderi, T Tesei, and C Collettini

  • Numerical simulation of block displacement due to temperature fluctuations

Y Keissar, Y H Hatzor, and D Bakun-Mazor

  • Frictional properties of simulated fault gouges from the seismogenic Groningen gas field at in-situ P-T-chemical conditions

L B Hunfeld, A R Niemeijer, and C J Spiers

  • Can soil liquefaction occur with limited excess pore fluid pressure?

S Ben Zeev, L Goren, S Parez, R Toussaint, and E Aharonov

12:50 – 14:10 Lunch

14:40 – 15:00 – Introduction to the visit of the Zedekiah's Cave

Y H Hatzor

15:00 – 20:00 Visit of the Zedekiah's Cave, old city, and Banquet