Utilization of the geological subsurface for production and storage of hydrocarbons, chemical energy and heat as well as for waste disposal requires the quantification and mitigation of environmental impacts as well as the improvement of georesources utilization in terms of efficiency and sustainability. The development of tools for coupled process simulations is essential to tackle these challenges, since reliable assessments are only feasible by integrative numerical computations. We have been developing a flexible numerical simulation framework, providing efficient workflows for integration of data and software packages for coupled process simulations and introduce three case studies to demonstrate its capabilities.
Kempka, T., Nakaten, B., De Lucia, M., Nakaten, N., Otto, C., Pohl, M., … Kühn, M. (2016). Flexible Simulation Framework to Couple Processes in Complex 3D Models for Subsurface Utilization Assessment. In Energy Procedia (Vol. 97, pp. 494–501). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2016.10.058