Georesources: interaction of rock and fluids in the Earth’s crust

Geological reservoirs, are porous and permeable systems that store fluids (water, gas or oil). Reservoirs respond to natural and anthropogenic recharge and discharge fluxes by changes in storage and fluid pore-pressure, hence affecting complex fluid flow. Monitoring and understanding of the changes in fluid storage is essential to manage natural resources. We work towards holistic approaches to detect and monitor changes in geological reservoirs, mainly from a geomechanical approach (deformation and fluid flow coupling). We build on extended experience with similar problems from volcanic and earthquake mechanics. In fact, we think that by studying multiphase, multiscale permeable systems we might learn important lessons to be translated to volcano related problems.