[RG]2 The Reservoir Geomechanics Research Group

The Reservoir Geomechanics Research Group is a dynamic team of HQP from around the globe. Known as [RG]2 ("RG-squared"), the team's research is carried out in our completely integrated GeoInnovation Environments (GIEs), unique research facilities that allow our international team to carry out cutting-edge research using state-of-the-art equipment.

Our senior research team also provides reservoir geomechanical expertise in reservoir simulation, reservoir surveillance design and implementation, field services including core preservation and transport, instrumentation design, and experimental programs. You can learn more about our team here.

We are nearing the end of the first (NSERC) year of the program and our 1st Annual Research Symposium will be hosted on Zoom on Feb. 17 and 18th.


The program will consist of two days where the full breadth of the research program will be explored. On Day One, we will present the outcomes from the first phase of the research program (2014 - 2019) and our progress during this current phase of the research program (2019 - 2026). On Day Two we will introduce GeoSAFETY. Click the link at the top of this page for more details!


Research Facilities

Located at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, our GIEs consist of: the Geomechanical Research Experimental Facilty (GeoREF), the Geomechanical Centrifuge Experimental Facility (GeoCERF), the Geomechanical 3D Printing Facility (GeoPRINT), the Geomechanical Reservoir Modelling Technology (GeoRMT) and the Induced Seismicity Experimental Research Facility (ISERF)

Current Research

There are many exciting testing and research projects being carried out by [RG]2 both locally and in collaboration with organisations abroad. Learn more about our research initiatives by clicking on the button below.