Main topic of the BMBF financed project GeoEn integrates various scientific and engineering research disciplines that investigate the nonconventional resource Shale Gas, geothermal energy and ways to prevent carbon dioxide emissions by CCS-technology. Main focus of our efforts is in the area of basin analysis and reservoir characterization


Main topic of this research alliance financially supported by ExxonMobil and involving several Universities in Europe and USA is to understand “fundamental controls in fluid flow in carbonate rocks”. Our research theme contributes to this theme by building quantitative geological models.

Paleozoic Carbonate of the Barents Sea

This collaborative project funded by Edison International (Norway) is devoted to developing integrated geological, stratigraphic and diagenetic scenarios for the late Paleozoic sequences of the Barents Sea.  The study is based on 2D/3D seismic and well data and cores.


The COREF (coral-reef front) Project has been approved by the ICDP to perform continental scientific drilling into Quaternary reef-complex deposits in different settings in the Ryukyu Islands (Ryukyus). The major goal is to track the migrations of the 'coral-reef fronts' to higher and lower latitudes, respectively, responding to glacial/interglacial cycles.