Corentin Noël has successfully defended his PhD

© 2021 EPFL

© 2021 EPFL

Corentin successfully defended his PhD on March 6th, 2021.

Corentin's PhD entitled, “On the effects of fluid pressure variations on rock-mass and fault mechanical behaviour“ aim to better our understanding of reservoir deformation during different fluid injection strategies. His studies are particularly relevant for applied settings, such as hydraulic fracturing operations and CO2 sequestration, where the injection of fluid has led to significant induced seismicity We wish him all the best!

Corentin's PhD research resulted in the following publications:

Noël, C., Passelègue, F., & Violay, M. (2021). Brittle faulting of ductile rock induced by pore fluid pressure build-up. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126, doi:10.1029/2020JB021331

Noël, C., Passelègue, F., Giorgetti, C., & Violay, M. (2019). Fault reactivation during fluid pressure oscillations: Transition from stable to unstable slip. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124, 10940-10953. doi:10.1029/2019JB018517

Noël, C., Pimienta, L., & Violay, M. (2019). Time-dependent deformations of sandstone during pore fluid pressure oscillations: Implications for natural and induced seismicity. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124, 801-821. doi:10.1029/2018JB016546