3D Printing for Reservoir Geomechanics

  • Exploring the role of additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing as a technology platform for the next generation of experimental investigations of multi-scale, multi-physics reservoir geomechanical processes

  • 3D printing of porous media samples with repeatable, realistic geomechanical, hydraulic, and chemical characteristics

  • Creation of "Smart Rocks" with embedded sensors to track internal strains and fluid movement within test specimens

  • Study impact of geomechanical processes on single- and multi-phase flow in fractured media

  • Ability to replicate micron-sized features

  • 3D laser scanning profilometer for fracture surface replication

  • 3D Printing Short Courses and Training