Workshop 14

Future Challenges in Geochemical Research for a Sustainable Environment

Date: Sunday 4 June 2023



  • Isabelle Kowalewski (IFPEN)
  • Adriana Lemgruber Traby (IFPEN)
  • Jérôme Sterpenich (Univ. de Lorraine/Géoressources)
  • Sabine Mehay (SLB)



The workshop will address current and future challenges and research directions facing geochemistry to contribute to the rapid development of a sustainable environment. The workshop will provide an overview of recent geochemical development, from analysis to modeling, for the exploration and production field, for new energy resource assessment and for carbon subsurface storage. Geochemical analytical and numerical approaches will be illustrated on application cases. The objective is to address and to take the opportunity to discuss in depth the future challenges we will face to move faster and better towards a decarbonized world.


Participant Profile

The target audience is geoscientists from industry and academia who are interested in improving knowledge about new advances in geochemistry and geomodelling in a sustainable framework and exchanged on new research issues.


Workshop Programme

09:30Welcome Remarks
Session 1: Innovative analytical geochemistry developments
Session Chair: J. Sterpenich (Georessources, Univ. de Lorraine)
09:40Fluid inclusion : from standard to new applications – S. Renard (IFPEN)
10:00SOX NOX thermodynamics – J. Sterpenich (Georessources)
10:20Microfluidic models – S. Marre (icmbc)
10:40Q&A Panel / Round Table
11:00Coffee Break
Session 2
11:30Geothermal fluid geochemistry – TBC
11:50Geochemistry in He and H2 exploration – B. Hauville (45-8)
12:10Q&A Panel / Round Table
Sharing views – All participants
Session 3: Geochemical and basin numerical applications for a sustainable environment
Session Chairs: A. Lemgruber-Traby (IFPEN), S. Mehay (SLB)
13:30Challenges in geochemical modeling of fluid mixing and fluid-rock interaction – T. Hantschel (Teranta)
13:50IA as a tool to couple basin and reactive transport models – N. Collard (IFPEN)
14:10CCS simulation using basin modeling – J. Hidalgo (SLB)
14:30Q&A Panel / Round Table
15:00Coffee Break
Session 4: Geochemistry for Climate and environment
Session Chairs: I. Kowalewski (IFPEN), S. Mehay (SLB)
15:20Natural biogenic methane emission – TBC
15:40Measuring the temperature of geological processes with carbonate clumped isotope thermometry – S. Bernasconi (ETH)
16:00Soil geochemistry - agrivoltaism – TBC
16:20Q&A Panel / Round Table
16:40Wrap-up Discussion
17:00End of the Workshop