CRIEPI’s Fractured Rock Studies - Various tracer tests and injection of a high-viscous fluid

CRIEPI has performed several conservative tracer tests to characterise the target fractures at depth. Newly developed equipment which can treat both sorbing and conservative tracers was demonstrated at the C-FRS site. A highly viscous fluid was injected to obtain more information about the flow dimension and aperture of the target fractures.

Equipment and tracer samples for in-situ tracer testing. Photo comet.
Equipment and tracer samples for in-situ tracer testing. Photo comet.

 

CRIEPI’s Fractured Rock Studies - C-FRS

The GTS underground facilities are also available to interested 3rd parties for underground testing and research. The GTS offers cost-effective access to a fully developed, well characterised underground research facility with round the year logistical support - please contact Dr. Ingo Blechschmidt, Head of the Grimsel Test Site, for further details.