FlowTrans ITN Early Stage Researcher
CNRS/IPGS, Strasbourg, France
The FlowTrans research at CNRS/IPGS in Strasbourg is focused on the evolution tight rocks/reservoirs during fluid injection.
My particular research focuses on both the slow and fast transformations that can happen in underground reservoirs.
The fast transformations are driven by force exchange between pressurized fluids and rocks, i.e. hydraulic fracturing. The slow transformations are related to chemically reactive flow in already formed fractures and/or porous media. For the slow reactions, I study the evolution of porosity during a slowly reactive flow in porous and fractured carbonates, and the evolution of stress for confined rocks associated to reactions. For the fast transformations, I study the pattern growth of overpressured air that invades either a saturated porous media, or a dry fine grained media thought to be a tight rock analog, in thin cells.
I have a Bachelors degree in Natural Sciences and a Masters degree in Condensed Matters Physics, both from the University of Oslo. My Masters project consisted of experiments with two-phase flow in non- deformable and deformable media. When it comes to science I am interested in two-phase flow, instabilities, porous media, granular materials and geophysical experiments. Otherwise, I enjoy going to the gym, watching good movies/TV shows, reading news and books, travelling and technology.