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  • 12/28

    Fujii got a mail from Prof. Ghassemi at Univ. of North Dakota. He is recruiting graduate students interested in participating in a research project on computer modeling of porous media deformation and fracture. Contact him if you have a background in solid mechanics and FEM or BEM modeling and are interest in pursuing MS or Ph.D. degree in Geology, Geological Engineering, and/ or Energy Engineering.

    Prof. Ahmad Ghassemi
    Department of Geology & Geological Engineering
    University of North Dakota
    Grand Forks, ND 58202

  • 12/8
    European Geophysical Society XXV General Assembly
    (Millennium Conference on Earth, Planetary & Solar Systems Sciences)
    Nice, France, 25 - 29 April 2000.
    
    (www.copernicus.org/EGS/egsga/nice00/nice00.htm)
    
    
    
    ***  LAST CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION ***
    
    Deadline for receipt of abstracts is 15 December 1999.
    
    
    
    SESSIONS ON GEOPHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF GEOMATERIALS
    
    SE33 Open session on physical properties and geomaterials 
    Convener: P.W.J. Glover (Aberdeen), Co-Convener: E. Spangenberg
    (Potsdam)
    
    SE34 Characterization of deep reservoirs
    Convener: D. Mainprice (Montpellier) Co-Convener: Ernst Huenges
    (Potsdam) 
    
    SE35 Compaction, subsidence and the mechanics of granular materials 
    Convener: C. David (Cergy-Pontoise), Co-Conveners: N. Petford
    (Kingston-upon-Thames), R. Risnes (Stavanger) 
    
    SE36 From fracturing to faulting: laboratory, borehole and field studies 
    Convener: P. Pezard (Aix-en-Provence), Co-Convener: A.H.W. Zang
    (Potsdam) 
    
    SE37 Anisotropic physical properties of rocks: measurements and
    modelling, from microfabrics to crustal structures 
    Convener: H. de Wall (Heidelberg), Co-Conveners: K. Bennett (Los
    Alamos), P.G. Meredith (London)
    
    SE38 Fluid circulation in the crust: geodynamic modelling and
    experimental rock deformation 
    Convener: L. Burlini, (ZEich), Co-Conveners: Y. Podladchikov (ZEich),
    J. Safanda (Sporilov)
    
  • 12/2

    Dear all,
    
    I am trying to organize with Xinshe Yang a special session entitled:
      "Mathematical Modelling of Granular Materials and
       Reactive Porous Media"
    in the  16th IMACS WORLD CONGRESS 2000 on Scientific
    Computation, Applied Mathematics and Simulation
    in Lausanne, Switzerland August 21-25, 2000 (session 158).
    (for more details see:  http://imacs2000.epfl.ch/Home-page.htm )
    
    I therefore invite your to contribute a paper to this session.
    Your repply is expected before the 15th of December. So far, only the
    following information is needed:
    
               ---title of the paper
               ---Authors (mark the corresponding author)
               ---full mailing address (including e-mail if possible).
    
    This information should be sent to :
                 xinshe@amsta.leeds.ac.uk
                 (who is the main coordinator of this session)
    
    
    An extended abstract of one or two pages according
    to the IMACS style (see website: http://imacs2000.epfl.ch/Home-page.htm )
    will be asked later.
    Thank you very much for your efforts.
    
    All the best,
    
    Andre Revil
    
    
    
    
    
    
    _______________________
    Andre Revil
    CEREGE
    Dept. of Geophysics
    13545 Aix-en-Provence,
    Cedex 4
    France.
    
    Tel: 33-(0)4-42-971-551
    Fax: 33-(0)4-42-
    
  • 11/16
    EGS Nice 2000 / SE33
    
    In 2000, the 25rd General Assembly of the European Geophysical Society will
    be held in Nice, France, from April 25 to 29.
    The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 15 December 1999. Abstracts should
    be sent directly to the
    convenors. Further information on abstract style and student financial
    support can be obtained from:
    
    http://www.copernicus.org/EGS/egsga/nice00/nice00.htm
    
    
    
    This is an announcement for the EGS2000 Session SE33. Please feel free to
    forward the informations to anyone who may be interested.
    
    =============================================================
    
    SE 33 Open session on physical properties of geomaterials
    
    =============================================================
    
    
    Session information
    
     During the last years much research has been carried out to understand the
    physical properties of rocks in their interrelationship to rock composition
    and microstructure, to heterogeneity and anisotropy, to processes like fluid
    flow, diagenesis, metamorphism, and partial melting, and to interactions
    between solid and fluid phase at the internal surface.  In this session we
    would like to invite contributions that deal with all aspects of  physical
    rock properties based on experimental and theoretical investigations in all
    scales, from Lab to field, and on all types of geomaterials.  We would like
    to have contributions regarding all factors that influence the physical rock
    properties, regarding the use of physical measurements and methods to
    characterise rocks, and the use of physical measurements and methods to
    study processes within rocks.
    
    Convener:
    Dr. Paul W.J. Glover
    Dept. of Geology and Petroleum Geology,
    University of Aberdeen
    P.GLOVER@ABDN.AC.UK
    
    Co-Convener:
    Dr. Erik Spangenberg
    GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam
    erik@gfz-potsdam.de
    
    

  • 10/26

    We've got the following announce.

    Dear Colleagues,
    
    In 2000, the 25rd General Assembly of the European Geophysical Society will
    be held in Nice, France, from April 25 to 29. This is an
    announcement for the EGS2000 Session SE34. The deadline for receipt of
    abstracts is 15 December 1999. Abstracts should be sent directly to the
    convenors. Further information on abstract style and student financial
    support can be obtained from:
    
    http://www.copernicus.org/EGS/egsga/nice00/nice00.htm
    
    Authors are recommended to submit their presentations as special
    publication of papers for this session within Phys. Chem. Earth. Please
    feel free to forward this information to anyone who may be interested.
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CALL FOR PAPERS
    
    SE34 Symposium on Characterization of deep reservoirs
    
    Convenor: D. Mainprice (Montpellier) Co-Convenor: Ernst Huenges (Potsdam)
    david@dstu.univ-montp2.fr huenges@gfz-potsdam.de
    
    The scope of the symposium is all aspects of the characterization of deep
     reservoirs. Laboratory, theoretical or field studies of reservoir rock
     properties at depth are welcomed in this symposium. The intensive
     exploitation of shallow reservoir systems for water, gas, oil and geothermal
     energy has resulted in a depletion of these resources. There is an increasing
     need to exploit the more financially demanding and technically difficult
     reservoirs at greater depths. The greater depths give rise in higher
     temperatures, pressures with more chemically reactive elements and increasing
     mineral plasticity, which until recently were mainly the concerns of academic
     "deep" crustal studies. Bore holes have been drilled in sedimentary sequences
     down to 9 km depth and in geothermal reservoirs down to 4 km. The
     characterization of reservoirs at these depths and their potential for
     economic exploitation require a more detailed knowledge of physical properties
     and their evolution with time at (high) temperature (e.g. permeability, thermal
     conductivity, kinetics of pore closure). The simultaneous measurement of
     several properties on the same sample or field region are encouraged. The
     presentation of new techniques which give new insights into the physical
     behaviour of deep reservoirs in more extreme conditions at are also welcome.
    
    David Mainprice Ernst Huenges
    Laboratoire de Tectonophysique GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam
    Universite Montpellier II Telegrafenberg
    Place Eugene Bataillon D-14473 Potsdam
    34095 MONTPELLIER Cedex 05 Germany
    France
    
    Tel. : +33 (0)4.67.14.32.83 Tel.: +49 (0) 331 288 1440
    Fax: +33 (0)4.67.14.36.03 Fax: +49 (0) 331 288 1450
    e-mail: david@dstu.univ-montp2.fr e-mail: huenges@gfz-potsdam.de
    
    Other EGS Solid Earth (Geophysical Properties of Geomaterials) Sessions
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    SE33 Open session on physical properties and geomaterials
    Convener: P.W.J. Glover (Aberdeen), Co-Convener: E. Spangenberg (Potsdam)
    SE35 Compaction, subsidence and the mechanics of granular materials
    Convener: C. David (Cergy-Pontoise), Co-Conveners: N. Petford
     (Kingston-upon-Thames), R. Risnes (Stavanger)
    SE36 From fracturing to faulting: laboratory, borehole and field studies
    Convener: P. Pezard (Aix-en-Provence), Co-Convener: A.H.W. Zang (Potsdam)
    SE37 Anisotropic physical properties of rocks: measurements and modelling,
     from microfabrics to crustal structures
    Convener: H. de Wall (Heidelberg), Co-Conveners: K. Bennett (Los Alamos),
     P.G. Meredith (London)
    SE38 Fluid circulation in the crust: geodynamic modelling and experimental
     rock deformation 
    Convener: L. Burlini, (Zurich), Co-Conveners: Y. Podladchikov (Zurich),
     J. Safanda (Sporilov)
    
    David Mainprice
    Laboratoire de Tectonophysique
    Universite Montpellier II
    Place Eugene Bataillon
    34095 MONTPELLIER Cedex 05
    France
    
    Telephone or Fax
    Outside France +33-4-67...
    From France 04-67...
    Office (direct line) 04.67.14.32.83
    Office (Secretaire) 04.67.14.36.02
    Fax 04.67.14.36.03
    Labo de deformation 04.67.14.34.96
    Labo de Microscopie electronique 04.67.14.37.35
    Chez Moi 04.67.67.03.30
    
    http://www.isteem.univ-montp2.fr/TECTONOPHY/index.html
    

  • 9/13
    This is the first announcement for a symposium to be held at the
    European Geophysical Society XXV General Assembly (Millennium Conference
    on Earth, Planetary & Solar Systems Sciences), Nice, France, 25 - 29
    April 2000.
    General information on the meeting can be found at the following Web
    site :
    
    www.copernicus.org/EGS/egsga/nice00/nice00.htm
    
    If you want to contribute to the symposium, please note that the
    deadline for receipt of abstracts is 15 December 1999. We thank you for
    your interest, and hope to see you in Nice for the Millenium Conference.
    
    
              ***** SYMPOSIUM ON *****
    "COMPACTION, SUBSIDENCE, AND THE MECHANICS OF GRANULAR MATERIALS"
    
    	A key issue in geophysics is to understand compaction processes in
    reservoir rocks. It is well known that hydrocarbon extraction reduces
    pore pressure and thus increases effective stresses. Whereas the
    accompanying compaction may result in improved oil recovery (compaction
    drive), the price to pay will often be subsidence problems at the
    surface, and well stability problems in the reservoir.
    	Despite recent advances in our understanding of the petrophysical
    properties of granular reservoir materials, many fundamental aspects of
    their behaviour during compaction remain unresolved. These include:
    behaviour of overburden and arching effects, boundary conditions and
    reservoir stress paths, behaviour of the reservoir rock mass on a
    macroscopic scale, effect of inhomogeneities and fractures, response of
    granular materials to fluids, temperature and effective pressure cycling
    (water or gas injection), micromechanism of compaction at the pore and
    grain level, influence of the rock microstructure, and chemical effects
    at the fluid-solid interface.
    	The aim of the symposium will be to reveal the state of the art within
    the subject, with emphasis on basic mechanisms and future developments.
    One key issue of the symposium will be to bring together scientists
    working at different scales (laboratory scale, reservoir scale), using
    different approaches (experimental work, field studies, numerical
    modelling) to study compaction and related effects.
    
    
    CONVENERS :
     
    Christian DAVID  -  Universite de Cergy-Pontoise
    Departement des Sciences de la Terre - 8 Le Campus
    F-95031 Cergy - France
    Tel: +33 1 3425 4985  Fax: +33 1 3425 4904
    e-mail: cdavid@u-cergy.fr
    
    
    Rasmus RISNES - Stavanger College
    School of Science and Technology
    P.O. Box 2557 Ullandhaug
    N - 4091 Stavanger, Norway
    Tel: +47 51 83 22 60  Fax: + 47 51 83 17 50
    e-mail: rasmus.risnes@tn.his.no
    
    
    Nick PETFORD - Kingston University
    School of Geological Sciences
    Kingston Upon Thames,
    Surrey KT1 2EE, UK
    Tel: +44 181 547 7518  Fax: +44 181 547 7497
    e-mail: n.pet@kingston.ac.uk
    

  • 7/12

    Call for papers on First International Conference on "Geotechnical, Geoenvironmental Engineering, and Management in Arid Lands" November 2000, Al Ain, UAE.
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  • 4/19
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    Call for Papers   
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    Title of the Conference:
    
    International Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in
    Civil, Mining & Petroleum Engineering  
    
    Place and time of the Conference:
    
    Sanya, Hainan Island, People's Republic of China
    November 1-3, 1999   
    
    organized by:
    
    - China Coal Research Institute
      Beijing, People's Republic of China
    - Rock Mechanics Institute, The University of Oklahoma
      Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
    
    and sponsored by:
    
      - American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA)  
      - China Coal Society  
      - National Natural Science Foundation of China  
      - Petroleum and Geology Society of China  
      - Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering Society of China  
      - Sarkeys Energy Center, University of Oklahoma
    
    Objective:
    
    Solutions to coupled problems (thermal, mechanical, flow) have become 
    extremely important to understand unusual behavior of rock and rock 
    masses. This area of research has been particularly active in the last 
    decade in a number of engineering disciplines. The Organizing Committee 
    feels that the time has come to exchange some concepts and ideas between 
    a number of disciplines and share common interests.   
      
    There are numerous coupled phenomena in subsurface engineering. However, 
    this conference focuses on the phenomena attributed to the coupling merely
    between the solid mechanical impact and other mechanisms, such as (a) 
    fluid flow, (b) thermal transfer, (c) solute transport, and (d) any 
    combination of the above.   
      
    Theme:     
    
    The aim of this conference is to bring together theoreticians and 
    practitioners across geomechanics disciplines to discuss common 
    interests, differences, and potential collaboration.   
      
    Topics:     
      
    1. Mining Engineering   
      
      - Subsidence due to groundwater inrush into mining panels
      - Extraction of coal bed methane from fractured media
      - Influence of fluid flow on slope stability
      - Protection of water resources   
      
    2. Petroleum Engineering   
     
      - Simulation of naturally fractured reservoirs
      - Stress-dependent permeability and porosity
      - Wellbore stability in poroelastic media
      - Sand production and poroplasticity
      - Shale stability related chemophysical and mechanical properties
      - In-situ stress determination in porous media   
    
    3. Civil Engineering   
    
      - Soil consolidation in fractured porous media
      - Subsidence due to pumping of groundwater
      - Tunnel stability in conjunction with seepage flow and rock 
        deformation
      - Multiphase fluid flow and solid deformation in partially
        saturated vadose zones   
      
    4. Environmental Engineering   
    
      - Contaminant transport in deformable fractured media
      - Impact of rock mechanics on pollutant containment systems
      - Thermoporoelastic analysis of underground nuclear waste disposal
      - Remediation of near-well contaminant in fractured rocks   
      
    Official Symposium Language:     
     
    English is designated to be the official symposium language.   
      
    Call for Papers:
      
    Interested authors are invited to submit two copies of their proposed 
    papers (single-spaced) no later than April 30, 1999 to the following
    addresses: 
    
    Dr. Mao Bai
    University of Oklahoma
    Rock Mechanics Institute
    Sarkeys Energy Center, P119
    100 East Boyd
    Norman, OK 73019-1014
    U.S.A.
    Phone: (405) 325-2900
    Fax:   (405) 325-7491
    E-mail:mao@rmg.ou.edu
    
    The proposed papers will be reviewed and the authors will be notified of 
    acceptance no later than May 31, 1999. The final version of the accepted 
    papers will be due on June 30, 1999 for inclusion in the symposium 
    proceedings which will be distributed at the symposium. The abstracts 
    will be translated into Chinese for the Local Organizing Committee for 
    wide distribution in China.   
      
    Symposium Location:     
      
    The symposium will be held in Sanya, a famous resort in Hainan Province. 
    Hainan Island is located off the southernmost tip of China and is famous 
    for its endless pristine beaches and traditional Li and Miao ethnic 
    customs. It can easily be reached by plane from Beijing, Shanghai, or 
    Hong Kong (recommended due to flight frequency).   
    
    Pre-Symposium Tours:     
      
    A three-day (Oct 29-31) bus tour of Hainan Island; more specifically: 
    Monkey Island, Tianya Haijiao, Xinglong Farm, Tongza Li Village, and Wu 
    Gong Tower. This pre-symposium tour will start in Haikou, the capital of 
    Hainan, and will cost $200, all inclusive. Includes food, accommodations, 
    local transportation, admission to events, English-speaking tour guide, 
    and access permission. DOES NOT INCLUDE AIRLINE TICKETS.    
     
    Post-Symposium Tours:     
      
    Three alternatives are proposed:   
      - Lhasa in Tibet, 10 participants (minimum), 7 days and 6 nights,
        $350/person, all inclusive.
      - Dali in Yunnan, 9 days and 8 nights, $350/person, all inclusive. 
      - Inner Mongolia (Neimongo), 3 days and 2 nights, $150/person, all 
        inclusive. 
      
    Registration Fee:
      
    The registration fee will be $350 U.S., which includes all meals and 
    excursions during the conference, and one copy of the proceedings.   
    
    Hotel Accommodations:     
    
    The symposium will be held at the Goldensea Hotel, a four star hotel 
    located near the airport in Sanya. The maximum single room rate will be 
    $65 per day. 
    
    Local Organizing Committee:
      
     - Prof. Tianquan Liu
       (Conference Co-Chairman), 
       Chief Engineer, Member of the Chinese Academy of 
       Engineering, China Coal Research Institute, 
       Beijing, P. R. China
     - Prof. Yuzhuo Zhang
       Vice President, China Coal Research Institute, 
       Beijing, P. R. China  
     - Prof. Xiaopu Li
       Chairman, Academic Committee, China Coal Research 
       Institute, Beijing, P. R. China  
     - Dr. Huaxing Zhang 
       Senior Engineer, China Coal Research Institute, 
       Beijing, P. R. China  
      
    U.S. Organizing Committee:
    
     - Prof. Jean-Claude Roegiers
       (Conference Co-Chairman), 
       Director, Rock Mechanics Institute, 
       Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A. 
     - Dr. W. Darrell Gertsch
       Director, Sarkeys Energy Center, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A.  
     - Dr. Mao Bai
       Senior Research Associate,  
       Rock Mechanics Institute, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A.  
      
    International Advisory Committee:     
       
     - Prof. Younane Abousleiman
       Associate Research Professor, Rock Mechanics Institute, 
       Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A. 
     - Prof. Emmanuel Detournay 
       Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 
       Minnesota, U.S.A.      
     - Prof. Derek Elsworth
       Professor, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 
       Pennsylvania, U.S.A.  
     - Prof. Hilary Inyang
       Professor, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, 
       Massachusetts, U.S.A.   
     - Dr. Rob Jeffrey
       Senior Research Associate, CSIRO, Victoria, Australia   
     - Peter Smeallie
       Director, American Rock Mechanics Association, 
       Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.A.  
     - Prof. Saijing Wang
       President, Int. Soc. Eng. Geol., Geology Institute, 
       China Academy of Science, Beijing, P. R. China    
     - Prof. Bingye Xu
       Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing, P. R. China
     - Prof. Weishen Zhu
       Professor,  Rock and Soil Mechanics Institute, China Academy 
       of Sciences, Wuhan, P.R. China 
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    

  • 4/2
    Call for papers:
    
    International Symposium on Coupled Phenomena 
    in Civil, Mining & Petroleum Engineering
    
    Organizers: China Coal Research Institute, Beijing, P.R. China 
                Rock Mechanics Institute, University of Oklahoma, USA
    
    Place: Sanya, Hainan Autonomic Region, P.R. China
    
    Time: Nov. 1-3, 1999 
    
    Theme: The main aim of this conference is to bring together 
    theoreticians and practitioners across geomechanics disciplines 
    to discuss common interest, differences, and potential collaborations.
    
    Topics: 
    
    Mining engineering 
    1. Subsidence due to groundwater inrush into mining panels
    2. Extraction of coal bed methane from fractured media
    3. Influence of fluid flow on slope stability 
    4. Protection of water resources
    
    Petroleum engineering 
    1. Simulation of naturally fractured reservoirs
    2. Stress-dependent permeability and porosity
    3. Wellbore stability in poroelastic media
    4. Sand production and poroelastoplasticity
    5. Shale stability related chemophysical and mechanical properties
    6. In-situ stress determination in porous media
    
    Civil engineering 
    1. Soil consolidation in fractured porous media
    2. Subsidence due to pumping of groundwater
    3. Tunnel stability in conjunction with seepage flow and rock deformation
    4. Multiphase fluid flow and solid deformation in partially saturated 
       vadose zones
    
    Environmental engineering 
    1. Contaminant transport in deformable fractured media
    2. Impact of rock mechanics on pollutant containment systems
    3. Thermoporoelastic analysis of underground nuclear waste disposal 
    4. Remediation of near-well contaminant in fractured rocks
    
    Tours: Pre- and post-tours will be arranged
    
    Deadline for submitting papers: April 30, 1999
    (A brochure and format of the paper can be obtained upon request)
    
    Submission address:
    
    Dr. Mao Bai
    University of Oklahoma
    Rock Mechanics Institute
    Sarkeys Energy Center, P119
    100 East Boyd
    Norman, OK 73019-1014
    U.S.A.
    
    Contact point:
    Phone: (405) 325-2900
    Fax:   (405) 325-7491
    E-mail:mao@rmg.ou.edu
    

  • 3/24

    We got the final announcement of the Third International Symposium on Sprayed Concrete, GOL, Norway, 26-29, Sep., 1999. Contact Ms. Siri Engen.

  • 3/5

    International Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Civil, Mining & Petroleum Engineering, Sanya, Hainan Island, People's Republic of China, November 1-3, 1999. Organized by China Coal Research Institute and Rock Mechanics Institute, The University of Oklahoma. Contact Prof. Xiaopu Li or Dr. Mao Bai.

  • 1/11

    '99 Japan-Korea joint Symposium on Rock Engineering, Aug. 2 - 4, 1999. Fukuoka, Japan, Organized by The West Japan Rock Engineering Society. Contact Prof. Matsui.

  • 1/7

    The 2nd International Workshop on the Application of Geophysics to Rock Engineering, Tuesday August 24th, 1999 at Palais des Congres in Paris

    The ISRM Commission on the Application of Geophysics in Rock Engineering is holding the 2nd International Workshop on the Application of Geophysics to Rock Engineering on Tuesday August 24, 1999 at the Palais des Congres in Paris. This workshop will be held at the same venue as the ISRM 9th International Congress on Rock Mechanics. The presentations at the workshop will include field studies, laboratory studies, and recent theoretical advances in characterizing cracked and fractured rock. Below is a tentative program for the workshop. The registration fee for the workshop is $50(US).

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