Within the framework of the establishment of the E.ON ERC, the Institute for Applied Geophysics and Geothermal Energy (GGE) at RWTH Aachen University has evolved from the former Institute for Applied Geophysics. The research at GGE focuses on geophysical and hydrodynamic reservoir engineering (e.g. for geothermal energy, CO2-sequestration, hydrocarbons) by using numerical simulation technology, petrophysics and borehole geophysics. GGE’s research profile is characterized by an application-oriented approach.
At GGE, high-quality technical equipment is available for measuring a variety of physical rock properties in the lab and for measuring geophysical parameters in the field and in boreholes. This equipment is used both in research and contractual work as well as for training students in a petrophysics lab practical, a borehole logging practical, and a geophysical field practical.