For the 23rd ISRM Online Lecture the ISRM invited Professor Maurice Dusseault, from University of Waterloo, Canada. The title of the lecture is “Subsurface Geomechanics Challenges in Naturally Fractured Rock Masses”. It will be broadcast on Thursday, 18 September, at 10 AM GMT and will remain available in a dedicated webpage. Click to read the lecture synopsis.
Maurice is a Professional Engineer and teaches Geological Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He carries out research in deep underground engineering issues including oil production, hydraulic fracturing, energy storage, geothermal energy, carbon sequestration, and deep injection disposal of granular solids and liquid wastes (including biosolids, oilfield wastes, and civil wastes).
He is involved in energy technologies that can be downscaled to community levels to provide robust and reliable heat and power: geothermal, natural gas approaches, compressed air energy storage, and heat geo-storage. Many of the general energy processes he works on involve hydraulic fracture implementation to generate communication, or analysis to prevent hydraulic fracturing onset.
The lecture will remain online so that those unable to attend at this time will be able to do it later. As usual, the attendees will be able to ask questions to the lecturer by e-mail during the subsequent five days. All online lectures are available from this page.