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Geological model of Groningen gas reservoir now open access

DeepNL researchers recently indicated a need for geological information on the Groningen gas reservoir. In response, the field producer, the Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) has agreed to openly distribute their Petrel geological model via EPOS-NL.The model includes 3D formation horizons and fault maps, well data (porosity/permeability/water saturation) and seismic data, all loaded in a Petrel environment. Both NAM and EPOS-NL are very interested in who will use the model, so if you plan on using it – do let us know (info[at]epos-nl.nl). In addition, EPOS-NL is currently building a support structure for less experienced Petrel users, led by Dr. Fred Beekman.The model can be accessed at the Yoda data center of Utrecht University.  3D map of faults in the Groningen gas reservoir and representative seismic data.

EPOS-NL on Landscape for Research Infrastructure

Good news! NWO has decided to include EPOS-NL on the Landscape for large-scale research infrastructures. Research infrastructures on the Landscape are eligible to be placed on the Roadmap, which will be decided in early 2021. When on the Roadmap, EPOS-NL can apply for funding for a second phase.  Large-scale Research Infrastructures included on the NWO Landscape

New equipment installed at MINT facility

New EPOS-NL additions to the MINT facility are now installed at Utrecht University.  These new imaging apparatus are key components to complete the full range in imaging scales: from nanometer to meter.

EPOS-NL awarded funding in the National Roadmap for Large-Scale Scientific Infrastructure

Utrecht University secures tens of millions for further development of research facilities EPOS-NL is a partnership between Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) and Utrecht University (UU) and is funded by NWO, as part of the national roadmap for large-scale research facilities. EPOS-NL makes cutting-edge research facilities and data available to international researchers, with the goal of addressing key geo-societal challenges. These include:   Exploration for (renewable) geo-energy resources    Storage of fuels, CO2 and wastewater in the sub-surface, and    Hazards such as induced or natural earthquakes Addressing these challenges requires state-of-the-art research tools and often a multi-disciplinary approach. This is made possible by EPOS-NL, which provides a framework for integrating a wide variety of research facilities and data. EPOS-NL Project Director Martyn Drury (center) and co-PIs Jeannot Trampert & Keep Wapenaar Read more: www.uu.nl/en/news/twelve-million-for-dutch-research-into-the-european-plates-of-the-earths-crust www.uu.nl/en/news/utrecht-university-secures-tens-of-millions-for-further-development-of-research-facilities www.nwo.nl/en/news-and-events/news/2018/04/national-roadmap-138-million-euros-for-ten-top-research-facilities.html