About Me

My research focuses on quantifying the reservoir properties of Lower Triassic sandstones in Southern Netherlands at depths beyond 1500 m in order to assess uncertainty and reduce the risk for future deep geothermal operations. To achieve that, I will carry out a multidisciplinary research integrating sedimentary, structural and diagenetic study using well logs, cores and 2D/3D seismic data. Such approach will allow to reconstruct the sediments history in a source to sink context and enhance the prediction of reservoir architecture and connectivity. This knowledge combined with detailed paleotopographic, depositional environment and basin fill analysis will be the foundation of effective porosity and permeability probability maps for the Lower Triassic and converge in the construction of 3D geothermal reservoir model based on the Representative Elementary Volume (REV) concept. This project aims to provide a recommended multidisciplinary workflow for future geothermal industry applications related to Lower Triassic reservoirs in the Netherlands.

Current project Characterisation of Lower Triassic reservoirs for future deep geothermal applications in Southern Netherlands. Funding from RVO (with industry partners Hydreco Geomec B.V. and Panterra Geoconsultants B.V.).

Education

2020 – current: PhD candidate at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Title: Sustaining heat flow from Triassic sandstones for deep geothermal energy – HotTrias.

2017 – 2019: M.Sc. Degree in Earth, Structure and Dynamics at Utrecht University.

MSc Thesis title: Time-dependent fracturing to tackle tight geothermal reservoirs.

2012-2016: B.Sc. Degree in Earth Science at Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)