Shemin Ge: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019

Name Prof. Dr. Shemin Ge
Dominique Ballarin
Sonneggstr. 5, NO F 53
geotherrm. Energie u. Geofluide
8092 Zürich
DepartmentEarth Sciences
RelationshipVisiting Professor

651-5113-00LGeoenergy Reading Seminar1 credit2SS. Ge, M. O. Saar
AbstractThis seminar will read and discuss papers on topics related to geoenergy, geothermal or oil and gas. The topics may range from fundamental science to technical reviews to latest research front. The discussions will be led by the lecturers and participants.
ObjectiveThe objective is to provide a forum for students to gain a broad big picture of the geoenergy research landscape and to critically think some research questions in the field.
ContentA list of papers is selected and listed below. The list may be updated based on participant input. One paper will be assigned one week in advance and discussed during one lecturer period. The seminar starts on October 2.
Each paper may inspire different questions, here are a few examples. What are the key points the paper presents? What is the big picture? is the method rigorous? What is great about the paper (brilliant ideas, cleaver approach, excellent overview, exciting results, or just fun to read)? what is not so great that we should avoid? Critical and spirited discussions are encouraged.
Literature(not in reading order)
1. Breede K, K. Dzebisashvili, X. Liu and G. Falcone. 2013. A systematic review of enhanced (or engineered) geothermal systems: past, present and future, Geothermal Energy, 1:4,
2. Ellsworth, W.L., D. Giardini, J. Townend, S. Ge, and T. Shimamoto. 2019. Triggering of the Pohang, Korea, Earthquake (Mw 5.5) by Enhanced Geothermal System Stimulation, Seismological Research Letters.
3. Foulger, G.R., M.P. Wilson, J.G. Gluyas, B.R. Julian, R.J. Davies, 2018. Global review of human-induced earthquakes, Earth-Science Reviews 178, 438–514
4. Goebel, T.H.W., M. Weingarten, X. Chen, J. Haffenerc, and E. E. Brodsky. 2017. The 2016 Mw5.1 Fairview, Oklahoma earthquakes: Evidence for long-range poroelastic triggering at >40 km from fluid disposal wells, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 472, 50-61.
5. Günter Blöschl et al., 2019. Twenty-three unsolved problems in hydrology (UPH) – a community perspective, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 64 (10), 1141–1158.
6. Lu, Shyi-Min, 2018, A global review of enhanced geothermal system (EGS), Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 81, 2902–2921
7. Saar, M.O. 2011. Review: Geothermal heat as a tracer of large-scale groundwater flow and as a means to determine permeability fields, special theme issue on Environmental Tracers and Groundwater Flow, editor-invited peer-reviewed contribution Hydrogeology Journal, 19, pp. 31-52, 2011.
8. Segall, P. and S. Lu. 2015, Injection-induced seismicity: Poroelastic and earthquake nucleation effects, Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth, 120, 5082–5103, doi:10.1002/2015JB012060
9. Shirzaei, M., W. Ellsworth, K. Tiampo, P.J. Gonzalez and M. Manga. 2016. Surface uplift and time-dependent seismic hazard due to fluid injection in eastern Texas, Science, vol. 353, 1416-1419.
10. Zang, A., Oye, V., Jousset, P., Deichmann, N., Gritto, R., McGarr, A., Majer, E., Bruhn, D., 2014. Analysis of induced seismicity in geothermal reservoirs - an overview. Geothermics 52, 6–21.