H041:
Development of Fractured Rock Hydrogeology Through the Witherspoon Era - Discrete Fractures to Complex Systems and Validation.





Session ID#: 29371

Session Description:
We will discuss the scientific and practical results of theoretical, numerical modeling, and field and laboratory studies of fluid dynamics and reactive chemical transport in the unsaturated and saturated zones, related to petroleum and geothermal reservoirs, environmental management and remediation, mining, gas storage, and radioactive waste isolation in underground repositories.   The session goals are: 1) discussion of how the science has evolved from the study of discrete fractures to the recognition that we are dealing with very complex systems, 2) show how the process of verification and calibration of various concepts and models leads to the point of developing true validation procedures based on blind predictions against well-designed field and laboratory experiments, 3) exposition of model development capable of accounting for intrinsic multiscale complexity of flow, transport or mechanical modeling into discrete fracture networks. We encourage data-driven case studies, theoretical or conceptual modeling, including numerical developments for DFN models.
Primary Convener:  John E. Gale, Fracflow Consultants Inc, St John's, NL, Canada
Conveners:  Jeffrey Hyman, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, Philippe Davy, Geosciences Rennes, Rennes Cedex, France and Boris Faybishenko, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Berkeley, CA, United States
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Mark Rockhold, Justin David Lowrey, Randy Kirkham, Khris Olsen, Scott Waichler, Mark D White and Signe Wurstner White, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States
Thomas Doe, Golder Associates, Inc., Redmond, WA, United States, Robert McLaren, Golder Associates, Cambridge, ON, Canada and Aleta Finilla, Golder Associates, Redmond, WA, United States
Etienne Lavoine, Géosciences Rennes, Rennes Cedex, France, Caroline Darcel, Itasca Consultant SAS, Lyon, France, Raymond Munier, Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB), Solna, Sweden and Philippe Davy, CNRS Geosciences Rennes, Rennes, France
Caroline Darcel1, Philippe Davy2, Romain Le Goc1, Julien Maillot3 and Jan-Olof Selroos4, (1)Itasca Consultant SAS, Lyon, France, (2)CNRS, Paris Cedex 16, France, (3)Géosciences Rennes, Rennes Cedex, France, (4)Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB), Solna, Sweden
Glenn Bursey, Fracflow Consultants Inc, Dartmouth, NS, Canada, Eunjeong Seok, Fracflow Consultants Inc., St. John's, NL, Canada and John E. Gale, Fracflow Consultants Inc, St John's, NL, Canada
Matthias Willmann, ETH Zurich Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, Roser Mañé, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland and Alina Tyukhova, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA, United States
Meritxell Gran1, Christopher Zahasky2, Charlotte Garing1, Ryan M Pollyea3 and Sally M Benson2, (1)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)Stanford University, Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford, CA, United States, (3)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Geoscience, Blacksburg, VA, United States
Andrew Frampton, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, Jeffrey Hyman, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States and Liangchao Zou, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Stockholm, Sweden
Steven Baxter1, Lee Hartley1, Pete Appleyard1, Thomas Williams1, Lasse Koskinen2, Outi Vanhanarkaus2, Jan-Olof Selroos3 and Raymond Munier3, (1)Amec Foster Wheeler, Didcot, United Kingdom, (2)Posiva Oy, Eurajoki, Finland, (3)Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB), Solna, Sweden
Beth L Parker, University of Guelph, School of Engineering, Guelph, ON, Canada
Curtis M Oldenburg, Quanlin Zhou, Jonny Rutqvist and Jens T Birkholzer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Energy Geosciences Division, Berkeley, CA, United States
Jeffrey Hyman, Aric Hagberg, Gowri Srinivasan, Jamaludin Mohd-Yusof and Hari Selvi Viswanathan, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Paolo Trinchero1, Martin Löfgren2, Dirk Bosbach3, Guido Deissmann3, Hedieh Ebrahimi1, Bjorn Gylling4, Jorge Molinero1, Ignasi Puigdomenech4, Jan-Olof Selroos5, Magnus Sidborn6 and Urban Svensson7, (1)Amphos 21, Barcelona, Spain, (2)Niressa, Solute transport division, Norsborg, Sweden, (3)Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Julich, Germany, (4)SKB Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management, Stockholm, Sweden, (5)Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB), Solna, Sweden, (6)Kemakta Konsult, Stockholm, Sweden, (7)Computer-aided Fluid Engineering AB (CFE AB), Karlskrona, Sweden
Lee John Hartley1, Ismo Aaltonen2, Steven James Baxter3, Mark Cottrell4, Aaron L Fox5, Jaap Hoek6, Lasse Koskinen2, Jussi Mattila2, Kyle Mosley7, Jan-Olof Selroos8, Johannes Suikkanen2, Outi Vanhanarkaus2 and Thomas Williams9, (1)Amec Foster Wheeler, Clean energy, Oxford, United Kingdom, (2)Posiva Oy, Eurajoki, Finland, (3)AMEC, Clean Energy, Oxford, United Kingdom, (4)Golder Associates, Dublin, Ireland, (5)Golder Associates, Lake Oswego, OR, United States, (6)Amec Foster Wheeler, Oxford, United Kingdom, (7)Amec Foster Wheeler, Clean Energy, Oxford, United Kingdom, (8)Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB), Solna, Sweden, (9)Amec Foster Wheeler, Didcot, United Kingdom
Outi Vanhanarkaus, Posiva Oy, Eurajoki, Finland
Chuen-Fa Ni1, I-Hsien Lee2, Song-Di Fong3, Wei-Ci Li2 and Chi-Ping Lin4, (1)NCU National Central University of Taiwan, Graduate Institute of Applied Geology, Taoyuan, Taiwan, (2)NCU National Central University of Taiwan, Jhongli, Taiwan, (3)National Central University, Zhungli, Taiwan, (4)National Central University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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