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PhD: CRECCIT, Modelling of Geothermal Well

Creating a dynamic model

10 maanden geleden


Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 2840 per maand


The PhD position we offer is part of the geothermal programme performed at the TU Delft and supported by the Dutch government with the participation of industry partners. The main object of the project is to create a dynamic model for the geothermal well with a composite casing. This casing has several advantages for the geothermal industry including lower installation cost, resistance to corrosion, and transparency for monitoring the near-well area. At the same time, long-term exploitation of this casing may introduce additional risks and uncertainties related to mechanical deformation and chemical interactions with the fluid and the reservoir. The model, developed as the result of this project, will include thermal, hydraulic, mechanical, and chemical interactions coupled with the flow in well-bore and near-well porous media. A significant amount of information and monitoring data will be provided by industrial partners and will be processed and integrated into the numerical model. As the final results of the project, we will design a numerical framework for predictive simulation and monitoring of geothermal wells. The new PhD candidate will fit into a very dynamic environment of several PhD students and post-docs working on related topics at the TU Delft.


For the CRECCIT project, we are looking for a young, enthusiastic candidate with a strong numerical background (including coding), a clear affinity with the chemical processes, and strong enough geological and engineering knowledge to interact efficiently with the other members of the project. Some experience in CFD simulation and data analysis is welcome.


The TU Delft offers an attractive, customisable compensation and benefits package, including a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers day care, before- and after-school care and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit www.tudelft.nl/phd for more information.

For more information about this position, please contact Denis Voskov, phone: +31 (0)15-2787829, e-mail:
D.V.Voskov@tudelft.nl. To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV, proof of English language proficiency, an abstract of your MSc thesis (one page), list of publications, three references and a letter of application as a single PDF entitled CiTG17.41_Lastname.pdf by 31 January 2018 to Denis Voskov, Recruitment-CiTG@tudelft.nl.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number CITG17-41.

Additional information

Denis Voskov
+31 (0)15-2787829

Technische Universiteit Delft


Delft University of Technology (the TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. The TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At the TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. The TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools. Civil Engineering & Geosciences The Department of Geoscience and Engineering, where the research project will be hosted, stands for top-level research and education on the use of the Earth's natural resources and its subsurface space, building on a unique integration of geological and engineering sciences.