# 651-4240-00L  Geofluids

 Semester Spring Semester 2017 Lecturers X.‑Z. Kong, T. Driesner, A. Ebigbo, A. Moreira Mulin Leal Periodicity yearly recurring course Language of instruction English

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NumberTitleHoursLecturers
651-4240-00 GGeofluids5 hrs
 Mon 08:15-10:00 NO F 11 » Wed 15:15-18:00 NO E 11 »
X.‑Z. Kong, T. Driesner, A. Ebigbo, A. Moreira Mulin Leal

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 Abstract This course presents advanced topics of single and multiphase fluid flow, heat transfer, reactive transport, and geochemical reactions in the subsurface. Emphasis is on the understanding of the underlying governing equations of each physical and chemical process, and its relevance to applications, e.g., groundwater management, geothermal energy, CO2 storage, waste disposal, and oil/gas production. Objective This course will enable students to understand and model basic physical and chemical processes in the subsurface, such as fluid flow, reactive transport, heat transfer, and fluid-rock interactions in a porous and/or fractured medium. The students will learn the underlying governing equations, followed by a demonstration of their solution, analytically or numerically. By the end of the course, the student should be able to:1. Understand, formulate, derive, and solve basic equations of fluid flow, heat transfer, and solute transport;2. Understand the physical processes governing multiphase flow and be able to simplify a general formulation into a simpler and more practical modeling problem;3. Solve simple flow problems affected by fluid density (induced by solute concentration or temperature);4. Understand uncertainties pertaining to these processes in regional geofluid systems;5. Assess simple coupled reactive transport problems. Content 1) Introduction to the basic concepts of fluid flow in the subsurface2) Immiscible fluid flow in porous/fractured media 3) Reactive transport, heat transfer and solute transport 4) Density-driven flow5) Uncertainty estimation6) Reactive transport7) Fluid injection and production8) Fluid-rock interactions (non-mechanical) (8a) mineral and gas solubility in brines (8b) mineral dissolution/precipitation affecting rock porosity and permeability Literature R. Allan Freeze and John A. Cherry. Groundwater. 1979.Steven E. Ingebritsen, Ward E. Sanford, and Christopher E. Neuzil. Groundwater in geologic processes. 2008.Vedat Batu. Applied flow and solute transport modelling in aquifers. 2006.Luigi Marini. Geological sequestration of carbon dioxide : thermodynamics, kinetics, and reaction path modeling. 2006.Jacob Bear. Dynamics of fluids in porous media. 1988. Prerequisites / Notice Prerequisites: successful completion of 651-4023-00 Groundwater, 102-0455-00 Groundwater I or 651-4001-00 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

### Performance assessment

 Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again) Performance assessment as a semester course ECTS credits 6 credits Examiners X.-Z. Kong, T. Driesner, A. Ebigbo, A. Moreira Mulin Leal Type graded semester performance Language of examination English Repetition Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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Applied Geophysics MasterPeriod ETHZW+
Earth Sciences MasterApplied Geophysics: Compulsory CoursesO
Earth Sciences MasterElectivesW+