Bassins - Réservoirs - Ressources B2R (EA 7511)

The UniLaSalle–UPJV research unit B2R (Basins-Reservoirs-Resources) investigates the development of sedimentary basins, reservoirs and fossil and renewable energy sources (hydrocarbons, geothermal energy and water).

The scientific project

The work carried out by the B2R research unit can be seen within the wider context of energy requirements that are constantly on the rise because of the growing world population and the many emerging economies. In industrialized countries, this growing demand has brought with it a new awareness of the strategic, environmental and societal issues raised by the need for natural resources, both energy sources (oil and gas) and minerals.

At global level, it has therefore become necessary to diversify energy sources, while also pursuing efforts to explore and use fossil fuels. Sedimentary basins have taken on increasing importance. They are both the reservoir and the source of fossil fuels (hydrocarbons), uranium and renewable energy sources (geothermal energy and water). They are also used as artificial storage facilities for these energy sources and their by-products (e.g. CO2).

Les études

L’équipe B2R  étudie l’évolution des bassins sédimentaires, formés il y a plusieurs millions d’années, car celle-ci permet de prédire l’évolution des systèmes actuels et leur potentiel en ressources naturelles.

Dans ces bassins, l’unité de recherche s’intéresse à l’influence des paramètres physico-chimiques sur l’évolution des marqueurs thermo-barométriques tels que: « cristallinité » de l’illite et de la chlorite, séries réactionnelles des phyllosilicates, réflectance de la vitrinite, traces de fission, inclusions fluides.

Ces paramètres physico-chimiques servent en effet à déterminer les conditions pression/température des bassins sédimentaires pour mieux caractériser leur évolution.

The team

  • Julien Bailleul: Associate Professor – PhD in Basin Geology
  • Pascal Barrier: Associate Professor – PhD in Microfacies Sedimentology, accreditation to supervise research (HDR)
  • Sandra Brocheray: Associate Professor – Turbidite Sedimentologist
  • Christophe Buret (UPJV): Associate Professor – PhD in Clay Petrology
  • Vincent Caron (UPJV): Associate Professor – PhD in Carbonate Sedimentology
  • Barbara Claussmann, PhD student
  • Cyril Gagnaison: Associate Professor – PhD in Paleontology
  • Geoffroy Mahieux (UPJV): PhD in Petrophysics
  • Tatiana Maison: Associate Professor – Clay Petrologist
  • Pierre Malié: PhD student
  • Sébastien Potel: Associate Professor – PhD in Low-Temperature Metamorphism
  • Renaud Toullec: Associate Professor – PhD in Carbonate Sedimentology and Petrophysicist
  • Ghislain Trullenque: Associate Professor – PhD in Experimental Structural Geology
  • Lucien Corbineau: Associate Professor – Research Engineer in Geology and Mineral Resources
  • Sébastien Laurent-Charvet: Associate Professor – PhD in Structural Geology
  • Elsa Ottavi-Pupier: Associate Professor – PhD in Experimental Petrology
  • Benoit Proudhon: Associate Professor – Research Engineer in Structural Geology
  • Yannick Vautier: Associate Professor – Research Engineer in Source Rock Modeling

Programmes de recherche

(Multidisciplinary and multi-context demonstration of EGS exploration and Exploitation Techniques and potentials)

L'objectif du projet est de démontrer la possibilité d’une production à petite échelle et à bas coût d'électricité et de chaleur dans des zones diversifiées géologiquement et d’augmenter fortement le développement de sites de production de géothermie en Europe dans un futur proche, en capitalisant notamment sur l’optimisation de puits pétroliers existants et non exploités.

Porteur : ES-GEOTHERMIE

Partenaires : B2R UniLaSalle – Ghislain TRULLENQUE et 13 autres partenaires issus de 5 pays européens.

Visiter le site web

L’enregistrement de vagues extrêmes par les beachrocks : une clef possible pour l’évaluation des risques dans les Petites Antilles (Saint Martin, Saint Barthélemy)

Porteur :
Vincent CARON – Geoffroy MAHIEUX
Université de Picardie Jules-Verne

Partenaires :
Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille 1
UniLaSalle – Julien BAILLEUL

Academic publications
Recent

See all the publications by the B2R unit on Google Scholar.

Academic partners

  • University of Picardy Jules Verne, France
  • University of Lille 1, France
  • Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France
  • Institute of Human Paleontology, Paris, France
  • IFP Énergies Nouvelles, France
  • National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France
  • University of Montpellier 2, France
  • University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France
  • University of Rennes 1, France
  • Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
  • Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
  • University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • University of Potsdam, Germany
  • University of Genoa, Italy
  • University of Nevada, Reno, USA
  • University of Texas at El Paso, USA
  • University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • Geological Survey of Western Australia, Kalgoorlie, Australia
  • University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon

Contact

Sébastien POTEL
Associate professor of minerology and petrology