2nd International Conference on Energy Geotechnics

Held Under the Auspices of ISSGME Technical Committee 308 on Energy Geotechnics

La Jolla, California, USA - September 20-23, 2020

Conference Overview

With ever increasing energy demand and related climate change implications, the development of sustainable energy systems based on integrated schemes of energy production, transport, transfer, and storage is an important challenge to society. The broad and emerging area of Energy Geotechnics has the potential to address this challenge from multiple perspectives. Energy Geotechnics integrates concepts from geotechnical engineering and geomechanics with cross-disciplinary collaborations with geology, hydrology, geophysics, geochemistry, petroleum engineering, and energy policy.

Building upon the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics held in Kiel, Germany, this conference will provide a platform for interaction, communication, and technology transfer for academic and non-academic parties, including researchers and practitioners, in the broad areas within Energy Geotechnics. The conference will include 1st Distinguished Energy Geotechnics Lecture, keynote addresses, technical sessions following the conference themes, and minisymposia organized by the Committee Task Force leaders.

The San Diego area offers various research institutions, government organizations, and companies in the Energy Geotechnics field and is an excellent location for international research exchange. It is a very convenient place to travel with favorable weather.

Conference Themes

  • Energy Geo-Storage & Geo-structures
  • Urban Planning for Energy Geo-Systems
  • Numerical Methods in Energy Geotechnics
  • Experimental Studies in Energy Geotechnics
  • THMC Behavior of Geomaterials
  • Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Energy Geotechnics
  • Geoenvironmental Aspects of Energy Geotechnics
  • Geochemistry in Energy Geotechnics
  • Material Design in Energy Geotechnics
  • Geosynthetics in Energy Applications
  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Gas Hydrate Sediments
  • Shallow & Deep Subsurface Geothermal Systems
  • Natural & Hydraulic Fractured Reservoirs
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Nuclear Waste Repository Design and Evaluation
  • Geotechnical Challenges for Energy Infrastructure
  • Oil Sediments / Tailings
  • Intersections between Geology, Hydrology, Geophysics, and Energy Geotechnics
  • Energy Policy Issues in Energy Geotechnics

Held under the auspices of Technical Committee 308 On Energy Geotechnics of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)