Using the most highly defined subsurface and topography models possible, we simulate the surface displacement caused by subsurface geo-energy operations. We take into account coupled thermal, hydraulic, and mechanical effects,
resulting in a fully coupled multiphysics assessment of the surface displacement caused by the subsurface operations. The resulting heave and subsidence estimates have a high spatial resolution and can be used for the detailed
analysis of potential damage to surface structures.
We offer multi-scenario workflows assessing the uncertainties of the encountered petrophysical properties. By varying the operational setup (e.g. temperatures, volume rates, injection and extraction locations) we find ways to minimize the
effect of the subsurface operations on the surface and to mitigate the risk affecting surface structures such as buildings.
- heave and subsidence estimates of the surface
- estimation of damage to existing buildings
- different scenarios to minimize influence on buildings