Institute of Applied Geosciences
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Dr. Emmanuel Gaucher

  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie KIT

    Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften (AGW)

    Adenauerring 20 a, b

    76131 Karlsruhe

Curriculum vitae

Dr. Emmanuel Gaucher is a geophysicist. After earning his doctorate (1998) on induced seismicity of the geothermal reservoir in Soultz-sous-Forêts (France), he spent 12 years working for service companies in the oil and gas sector in microseismic monitoring (CGG-Veritas and Magnitude-Baker -Hughes).

Among other things, he led the research and development department and carried out several projects for international operating companies (e.g., BP, Kuwait Oil Company, Total).

For 8 years at KIT, Emmanuel has been involved in the seismic monitoring of geothermal reservoirs (Bruchsal, Rittershoffen), investigating the physical processes associated with induced seismicity in geothermal reservoirs, developing methods for the use of induced seismicity as a tool for reservoir imaging and probabilistic Approaches to the processing and evaluation of geophysical data.

Since 2017, Emmanuel is active in the Sprecherkreis of Working Group "Geothermal Energy" of the German Geophysical Society and supports the speaker in his work.

 

Project experience as a research assistant or technical project manager

Completed Projects:

  • BMU – PT Jülich: LOGRO: Long-term operation and optimization of a geothermal power plant in a fractured-porous reservoir in the Upper Rhine Graben, Förderkennzeichen: 0325111A (01-2009 – 12-2012)
  • French-German research project with the University of Strasbourg: Monitoring of the development of the geothermal reservoir in Rittershoffen with a dense seismic network (03-2013 – 11-2014)
  • BW-PLUS: Combined preliminary investigations for a deep geothermal laboratory, L7514001-14004 (05-2014 - 12.2015).

Ongoing projects or research programs:

  • Helmholtz program Renewable Energies, Topic Geothermal Energy Systems: Proof of concept of “soft stimulation” at a given newly developed EGS site including a hazard assessment for induced seismicity (2015 – 2019)
  • H2020 EU Projekt: DEEPEGS: „Deployment of deep enhanced geothermal systems for sustainable energy business“, Grant Agreement 690771 (12-2015 – 11-2019)
  • H2020 EU Projekt: GEMex: „Cooperation in Geothermal energy research Europe-Mexico for development of Enhanced Geothermal Systems and Superhot Geothermal Systems“, Grant Agreement 727550 (10-2016 – 09-2019)
  • BW-PLUS: Deep geothermal reservoir characterization and monitoring, (09-2016 - 12.2018)

 

Research Interests

  • Fluid induced seismicity
  • Micro-earthquake location techniques

 

Publikationen & Proceedings


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2013
  • Change of stress during reservoir stimulation.
    Schoenball, M.; Dorbath, L.; Gaucher, E.; Wellmann, J. F.; Kohl, T.
    2013. Proceedings of the European Geothermal Congress (EGC) 2013 , Pisa, Italy, 3rd - 7th June 2013. Ed.: B. Kepinska, European Geothermal Congress
2012
2011
Publications
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Gaucher, E., Maggi, A., Cuenot, N. & Maurer, V.

In: Energy Science Technology, International Conference & Exhibition, Karlsruhe, Germany, 20-22 May

2015

Maurer, V., Cuenot, N., Gaucher, E., Grunberg, M., Vergne, J., Wodling, H., Lehujeur, M. & Schmittbuhl, J.

In: World Geothermal Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 20-24 April

2015

Gaucher, E., Maggi, A., Cuenot, N. & Maurer, V.

In: AGIS Induced Seismicity Workshop, Schatzalp, Davos, Switzerland, 10-13 March.

2015

 Gaucher, E.

 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco

2013

Gaucher, E. & Kohl, T. 

European Geothermal Congress, Pisa, Italy 

2013

Gaucher, E 

EAGE Sustainable Earth Sciences, pp.5, Pau, France

2013

Gaucher, E., Maurer, V., Wodling, H. & Grunberg 

2nd European Geothermal Workshop, Strasbourg, France 

2013

Gaucher, E., Fokker, P.A., Heidbach, O., Kohl, T., Schoenball, M., Van Wees, J.D. & Zang, A. 

Geothermiekongress, Karlsruhe, Germany 

2012

 Gaucher, E.

Geothermiekongress, Karlsruhe, Germany 

2012

Gaucher, E. & Baisch, S. 

International conference on enhanced geothermal systems (ICEGS), Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. 

2012

Gaucher, E. 

EGU General Assembly 2012, Vienna, Austria 

2012

Barth, A. & Gaucher, E. 

BBR - Leitungsbau Brunnenbau Geothermie, pp. 56-61, Bonn. 

2012

Gaucher, E. 

Aspects of geothermal power plants in operation, pp. 14-18, eds. Dittman, E. & Schneider, J. Enerchange GbR, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany 

2012

Gaucher, E. & Kohl, T. 

Soultz Geothermal Conference, Soultz-sous-Forêts, France 

2011
Gaucher, E.
Soultz-sous-Forêts, France
2011

Waldron, A., J. Shemeta, E. Gaucher, S. Hunt, D. Cooke, and S. Chipperfield

in 80th SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting, edited, pp. 2120-2124, Denver, CO, USA

2010

Bardainne, T., and E. Gaucher

Geophysical Prospecting, 58(5), 739-753

2010

Godano, M., E. Gaucher, T. Bardainne, M. Regnier, A. Deschamps, and M. Valette

Geophysical Prospecting, 58(5), 775-790

2010

Bardainne, T., E. Gaucher, F. Cerda, and D. Drapeau

in 79th SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting, edited, pp. 1547-1551, Houston, TX, USA

2009

Robein, E., F. Cerda, D. Drapeau, L. Maurel, E. Gaucher, and E. Auger

in 71st EAGE Conference & Exhibition, edited, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2009
Vernier, J., Gaucher, E., Dasgupta, S.N. and Jervis, M
EAGE Passive seismic workshop - Exploration and monitoring applications, Limassol, Cyprus
2009

Bardainne, T., and E. Gaucher

in EAGE Passive seismic workshop - Exploration and monitoring applications, edited, Lymassol, Cyprus

2009
Godano, M., Pussacq, A., Bardainne, T., Gaucher, E. and Valette, M.
EAGE Passive seismic workshop - Exploration and monitoring applications, Limassol, Cyprus
2009
Gaucher, E., Maisons, C., Al-Kandari, A.Y., Al-Atroshi, K. and Al-Kanderi, J.M.
SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts
2008
Chen, Z., Houston, M.H. and Gaucher, E.
SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts
2007
Maisons, C., Gaucher, E., Fortier, E. and Kaiser, P.
EAGE Passive seismic workshop - Exploration and monitoring applications, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2006
Maisons, C., Fortier, E., Gaucher, E. and Kaiser, P.
67th EAGE Conference & Exhibition, Madrid, Spain
2005
Rod, M.H., Zyweck, M., Dorn-Lopez, D.W., Frederiksen, C.H. and Gaucher, E.
SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, Texas, USA
2005
Kaiser, P., Fortier, E., Gaucher, E. and Maisons, C.
Abu Dhabi International Conference and Exhibition, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2004
Barkved, O., Gaucher, E., Hornby, B., Kristiansen, T. and Maisons, C
64th EAGE Conference & Exhibition, Florence, Italy
2002
Gaucher, E., Maisons, C. and Bovier-Lapierre, T.
Oil Rock SPE/ISRM Rock Mechanics, Dallas, Texas, USA
2002
Evans, R., Gaucher, E., Randall, N., Vuillermoz, C., Rodriguez, S. and Michaud, G.
SPE International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition, Villahermosa, Mexico
2000