Permeability (k) and Induced Seismicity Management for Energy Technologies (kISMET) is a project supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SubTER Crosscut (Subsurface Technology and Engineering Research, Development and Demonstration). This SubTER project is led by researchers at Berkeley Lab’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Area, with participation by multiple national labs, universities and industry partners throughout the U.S.

The overall focus of the kISMET project is to investigate stress measurement and fracture stimulation with borehole monitoring to characterize relations between stress, induced fractures, and rock fabric. The kISMET research and development efforts are aimed at providing major contributions to the SubTER Crosscut pillars

  • Wellbore Integrity & Drilling Technologies
  • Subsurface Stress & Induced Seismicity
  • Permeability Manipulation & Fluid Control
  • New Subsurface Signals

¬†Read Berkeley Lab’s article, Underground Science: Berkeley Lab Digs Deep For Clean Energy Solutions (Julie Chao, LBNL, October 19, 2016)