Geology makes an essential contribution to the exploration and production of hydrocarbons. The study of regional geology is at the beginning of every prospection: studies of sedimentology, structural geology and geochemistry are important building blocks for the discovery of hydrocarbons and for minimising the exploration risk. During the production phase, precise knowledge of the reservoir geology forms the basis for planning wells. Sufficient knowledge of the reservoir geology is also important for the tailored application of measures to increase production and the recovery factor.
With our research we would like to contribute to a better understanding of the geological subsurface. The findings from our research projects can be used not only for hydrocarbon production but also for geothermal energy production or drinking water extraction.