Understanding The Micro-to-Macro Behaviour of Rock Fluid Systems

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					µ2M                                                                                                                µ2M
       Understanding The Micro-to-Macro Behaviour of Rock Fluid Systems
The NERC µ2M initiative is designed to generate a new level of understanding and evaluation of the evolution and behaviour of fluid flow in heterogenous
rocks. A primary aim of the programme is to integrate recent advances in relevant geoscience disciplines and bring together UK scientific and industrial
                                              resources into a multidisciplinary attack on the problems

                                           Theme 1:             Understanding the processes leading to rock                       Theme 3:             Statistical models and scaling laws for rock
                                                                property/fluid flow scaling                                                            heterogeneity and fluid-rock interactions.
                                           Theme 2:             Quantification of essential fluid flow                            Theme 4:             Relationship between rock property and flow
                                                                properties and their spatial variation                                                 parameter distribution
Analysis of reaction and flow in stochastically heterogeneous                         Quantifying the effects of biofilm growth on hydraulic                                  Fully determined fluid velocity fields for complex 2D media
porous media                                                                          properties and on sorption equilibria: µ2M measurements                                 with multi-scaled heterogeneity
(University of Cambridge)                                                             (University of Manchester, University of Nottingham)                                    (University of Ulster)

New micro-geochemical traces of fluid and solute transport in                         Multi-scale fluid-flow path analysis: Calibration and modelling                         Cementation of oilfield sandstones: Micro-geochemical tracers,
sedimentary basins                                                                    using mineralisation systems                                                            reveal macro-fluid hydrogeology
(University of Edinburgh)                                                             (University of Leeds, Imperial College, University of Edinburgh, Scottish               (University of Edinburgh, Heriot Watt University, Scottish Universities Research
                                                                                      Universities Research Reactor Centre)                                                   Reactor Centre)
Determination of hydraulic properties of distributed fractures
using seismic techniques                                                                                                                                                      The scaling behaviour of fluid flow in rock fractures
(British Geological Survey, University of Cambridge)                                                                                                                          (University of Aberdeen)

Scaling properties of fluid flow in fractured rocks                                                                                                                           Quantifying the scaling of physical transport in structures
(University College London, University of Edinburgh)                                                                                                                          heterogeneous porous media
                                                                                                                                                                              (University of Birmingham)
Controls on matrix and fracture flow from geochemical
analysis of produced oil                                                                                                                                                      Novel flow and transport models for systems exhibiting non-
(University of Reading)                                                                                                                                                       integer flow dimensions
                                                                                                                                                                              (University College London)
Localised flow in fractured rock masses: Mechanisms, modelling
and characterisation                                                                                                                                                          Mudstone Microstructure Evolution During Burial and
(University of Southampton, Imperial College)                                                                                                                                 Diagenesis and Effect on Caprock Sealing Capacity (Small
Modelling porosity development and flow in heterogeneous                                                                                                                      (University of Liverpool, University of Newcastle)
(British Geological Survey,Wallingford, University College London)                                                                                                            Tracer Breakthrough, Hydraulic Properties and Fracture
                                                                                                                                                                              Networks at Sub-Continuum Scales in Aquifers -
Scaling of fluid behaviour associated with flow through                                                                                                                       (Ph.D. studentship)
complex geological structures                                                                                                                                                 (University College London)
(University of Leeds)

                                                                                     For further information on the Programme please contact the Scientific Co-ordinator:
                                                                                                                         Dr R P Shaw
                                                                              Scientific Co-ordinator, Micro-to-Macro, British Geological Survey, KeyworthNottinghamNG12 5GG
                                    UKTel: +44 (0) 115 9363545 Fax: +44 (0) 1159363150 e-mail: Further information, including project abstracts, can be found at

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