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

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.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [1];  [1]
  1. Sapienza Univeristy of Rome (Italy)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  3. Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; Laboratory Directed Research & Development (LDRD)
OSTI Identifier:
1530784
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-18-25846
Journal ID: ISSN 1876-6102
Grant/Contract Number:  
89233218CNA000001
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Energy Procedia
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 125; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1876-6102
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; fluid flow; fracture network; fault; numerical modeling; CO2 storage

Citation Formats

Romano, Valentina, Hyman, Jeffrey De'Haven, Karra, Satish, Valocchi, Albert J., Battaglia, Maurizio, and Bigi, Sabina. Numerical modeling of fluid flow in a fault zone: a case of study from Majella Mountain (Italy). United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.08.191.
Romano, Valentina, Hyman, Jeffrey De'Haven, Karra, Satish, Valocchi, Albert J., Battaglia, Maurizio, & Bigi, Sabina. Numerical modeling of fluid flow in a fault zone: a case of study from Majella Mountain (Italy). United States. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.08.191.
Romano, Valentina, Hyman, Jeffrey De'Haven, Karra, Satish, Valocchi, Albert J., Battaglia, Maurizio, and Bigi, Sabina. Thu . "Numerical modeling of fluid flow in a fault zone: a case of study from Majella Mountain (Italy)". United States. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.08.191. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1530784.
@article{osti_1530784,
title = {Numerical modeling of fluid flow in a fault zone: a case of study from Majella Mountain (Italy)},
author = {Romano, Valentina and Hyman, Jeffrey De'Haven and Karra, Satish and Valocchi, Albert J. and Battaglia, Maurizio and Bigi, Sabina},
abstractNote = {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.},
doi = {10.1016/j.egypro.2017.08.191},
journal = {Energy Procedia},
number = C,
volume = 125,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: Geological map of Majella Mountain (modified after [7]).

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