Research Topics

  • Integrated prediction of carbonate reservoirs: sedimentology, diagenesis, structures and petrophysical properties.
  • Exploration of geothermal energy reservoirs.
  • Fluid flow and diagenetic reactions in extensional basins and fold and thrust belts.
  • Static reservoir modelling of the distribution of lithofacies and diagenetic products.
  • Analysis of structural, depositional and diagenetic controls on dolostone distribution. Reactivity of dolomitising fluids and controls on permeability in carbonates.
  • Basin- and crustal-scale flow of hydrothermal fluids.
  • Study of vein dynamics, vein growth and fracture sealing.
  • Mechanical stratigraphy in carbonates. Improvement of methods to acquire and upscale statistical properties of fracture and stylolite networks.
  • Deformation mechanisms and microstructures in polycrystalline aggregates. Numerical simulation of viscous and viscoplastic deformation coupled with recrystallisation processes.
  • Field and numerical studies of ductile tectonic structures.
  • Experimental, field and numerical studies of deformation localisation and fracturing in anisotropic materials.