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Towards a dynamic and sustainable management of geological resources
Compernolle, T.; Eswaran, A.; Welkenhuysen, K. et al.
2023In Geological Society Special Publication, 528 (1)
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Keywords :
Geology; Ocean Engineering; Water Science and Technology
Abstract :
[en] Abstract The subsurface provides multiple resources of which the exploitation has a lasting impact on future potential provision. Establishing sustainability in terms of fundamental principles, and fitting these principles into a practical framework, is an ongoing endeavour focused mainly on surface activities. The principles of ecological economics lead to six challenges that summarize the current limitations of implementing science-based sustainable management of geological resources in the medium to deep subsurface: integrating value pluralism, defining sustainable scale, evaluating interferences in the subsurface, guaranteeing environmental justice, optimising environmental and economic efficiency, and handling uncertainties. Assessing and managing geological reservoirs is particularly intriguing because of slow resource regeneration, complex spatial and temporal interactions, concealment, and naturally dictated opportunities. In answer to the challenges, visions are proposed that outline how an indicator framework is needed for guidance, how indicators require reservoir models with extended spatial and temporal scope, how environmental inequity of social values are to be considered, and how real option games combined with life cycle assessment can be used for optimising efficiency. These individual solutions are different facets of the same problem, and can be integrated into one overarching solution that takes the form of dynamic multi-criteria decision analysis.
Disciplines :
Geological, petroleum & mining engineering
Author, co-author :
Compernolle, T.;  Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Antwerp, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium ; Geological Survey of Belgium, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Jennerstraat 13, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Eswaran, A.;  Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Antwerp, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Welkenhuysen, K.;  Geological Survey of Belgium, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Jennerstraat 13, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Hermans, T.;  Department of Geology, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 - S8, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Walraevens, K.;  Department of Geology, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 - S8, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Van Camp, M.;  Seismology-Gravimetry, Royal Observatory of Belgium, Avenue Circulaire - 3, 1180 Uccle, Belgium
Buyle, M.;  Energy and Materials in Infrastructure and Buildings (EMIB), 2020 University of Antwerp, Belgium ; Sustainable Materials Management, Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), 2400 Mol, Belgium
Audenaert, A.;  Energy and Materials in Infrastructure and Buildings (EMIB), 2020 University of Antwerp, Belgium
Bleys, B.;  Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Tweekerkenstraat 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Van Schoubroeck, S.;  Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Antwerp, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Bergmans, A.;  Department of Sociology, University of Antwerp, Sint-Jacobstraat 2, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium ; Institute for Environment and Sustainable Development, University of Antwerp, Sint-Jacobstraat 2, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Goderniaux, P.;  Department of Geology and Applied Geology, Faculty of Engineering, University of Mons, 7000 Mons, Belgium
Baele, J.M.;  Department of Geology and Applied Geology, Faculty of Engineering, University of Mons, 7000 Mons, Belgium
Kaufmann, O.;  Department of Geology and Applied Geology, Faculty of Engineering, University of Mons, 7000 Mons, Belgium
Vardon, P.;  Geo-Engineering Section, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands
Daniilidis, A.;  Petroleum Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geoscience, Delft University of Technology, Stewinweg 1, 2628CN Delft, The Netherlands ; Reservoir Geology and Basin Analysis, Faculty of Science, University of Geneva, Rue des Maraichers 13, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland
Orban, Philippe  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département ArGEnCo > Hydrogéologie & Géologie de l'environnement
Dassargues, Alain  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département ArGEnCo > Hydrogéologie & Géologie de l'environnement
Brouyère, Serge  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département ArGEnCo > Hydrogéologie & Géologie de l'environnement
Piessens, K.;  Geological Survey of Belgium, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Jennerstraat 13, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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Language :
English
Title :
Towards a dynamic and sustainable management of geological resources
Publication date :
2023
Journal title :
Geological Society Special Publication
ISSN :
0305-8719
eISSN :
2041-4927
Publisher :
Geological Society of London
Volume :
528
Issue :
1
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
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