The Division of Structural Geology and Tectonophysics, hosted within the Institute of Applied Geosciences at KIT, performs research in the field of Reservoir Characterization and Rock Magnetism. Our focus is on the prediction of porous and fractured rock qualities, the 3D reservoir heterogeneities and the development of innovative tools for the exploration and production of raw materials.
Cementation processes and associated material- and fluid transport are characterized and modeled using comprehensive analytics and fundamental experiments. The structural dagenesis is modelled from micro- to reservoir scale. Process- and strategy analyses are developed for the optimum utilization of reservoirs, storages and georesources.
Rock magnetic properties and their anisotropy are studied from sedimentary to basement rocks and are applied on a wide range of geological processes. This ranges from microstructural analyses to stratigraphic correlations.