Numerical modeling of fluid flow in a fault zone: A case of study from Majella Mountain (Italy)

Valentina Romano, Jeffrey De'Haven Hyman, Satish Karra, Albert J. Valocchi, Maurizio Battaglia, Sabina Bigi

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Abstract

We present the preliminary results of a numerical model of fluid flow in a fault zone, based on field data acquired at the Majella Mountain, (Italy). The fault damage zone is described as a discretely fractured medium, and the fault core as a porous medium. Our model utilizes dfnWorks, a parallelized computational suite, developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory to model the damage zone and characterizes its hydraulic parameters. We present results from the field investigations and the basic computational workflow, along with preliminary results of fluid flow simulations at the scale of the fault.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)556-560
Number of pages5
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume125
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
EventEuropean Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017: Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE): Meeting the Challenges of the Future - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Apr 23 2017Apr 28 2017

Keywords

  • CO storage
  • fault
  • fluid flow
  • fracture network
  • numerical modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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