Barnhoorn, A.

Profile

MSc Utrecht University, The Netherlands
PhD ETH-Zürich, Switzerland
Associate Professor Petrophysics, Delft University of Technology

Member of:

  • European Geoscience Union (EGU)
  • European Association Of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE)

News

  • July 2019: Three new papers from our rock mechanics laboratory online in International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2019.03.027 (open access), Journal of Structural Geology https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2019.06.015 (free download for the next month) and Journal of Geophysical Research https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JB016617
  • December 2018: 2 PhD positions now available in experimental geomechanics/geophysics within the DeepNL project. Please visit
    www.tudelft.nl/ceg/deepimage and www.tudelft.nl/ceg/science4steer for more details. All 15 PhD positions within DeepNL at TU Delft can be found at www.tudelft.nl/ceg/deepnl. Application deadline 31st of January 2019.
  • April 2018: EPOS-NL Large Infrastructure Grant for National Roadmap funded to our department! Click here for news item (in Dutch).
  • April 2018: New paper online in Geophysical Research Letters. Utrecht University and TU Delft collaboration on paleomagnetism and micro CT scanning. Click here for link to this paper.
  • January 2018: Anne Pluymakers started her VENI-postdoc at TU Delft. 
  • December 2017: PhD student Stephan de Hoop started his work with us at TU Delft. Welcome!
  • New paper on effect of anisotropy on hydraulic fractures published in Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. Click here for link to this open access paper.
  • Two new papers online on mechanical properties and permeability of shales published in Marine and Petroleum Geology (Douma et al., click here for link to the first paper) and in International Journal of Coal Geology (Houben et al., click here for link to the second paper)
  • We just published a short movie  about the steps we take to perform fracture experiments in our lab at TU Delft. Have a look! 
  • PhD student Lisanne Douma's poster belongs to the top 3  at the Research Day of the Geoscience and Engineering and Geoscience and Remote Sensing Departments!
  • TU Delft launches new Opencourseware about induced seismicity in Groningen from engineering, architecture & management perspectives: http://ocw.tudelft.nl/seismic-introduction.    
  • New paper online: Houben et al., Microstructures of Early Jurassic (Toarcian) shales of Northern Europe.International Journal of Coal Geology. Click here for link to the paper.
  • New paper now in press: Barnhoorn et al. Grain size-sensitive viscoelastic relaxation and seismic properties of polycrystalline MgO. Journal of Geophycisal Research Solid Earth. Click here for link to the paper.
  • May and June 2016: Post-doc Richard Bakker and PhD student Quinten Boersma started their work with us at TU Delft. Welcome!
  • New paper online: Shojai Kaveh et al. Wettability evaluation of silty shale caprocks for CO2 storage. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 49(2016), 425–435. Click here for link to the paper. It evaluates the interfacial interactions of natural shale with CO2 at realistic reservoir conditions. There is a low possibiliy of capillary breakthrough of CO2 in sily shale caprocks.

PhD students and post-docs

  • Anne Pluymakers – VENI post-doc on investigating the effect of pore fluid chemistry on subcritical crack growth in limestone
  • Stephan de Hoop – PhD on mechanics, modelling and fractures in carbonate reservoir rocks.
  • Lisanne Douma - PhD on Rock Mechanics and Fracturing of Shales
  • Reuben Zotz-Wilson - PhD on Acoustic signature of fracturing
  • Valliappan Valliappan(joint TUE/TUD PhD) - PhD on Numerical modelling of fracture propagation in anisotropic media
  • Narjes Shojai Kaveh- Post-doc on Thermo-mechanical properties of coal and overburden rock for UCG
  • Richard Bakker - Postdoc on Novel Productivity Enhancement Concept for a Sustainable Utilization of a Geothermal Resource - EU Sure project
  • Quinten Boersma - PhD on fracture network modelling

Teaching

Current courses:

  • AESB2140: Geophysical Methods for Subsurface Characterization (BSc 2nd year), 5 ECTS
  • AESB3340: Petrophysics (BSc 3rd year), 5 ECTS
  • AES1520: Log Evaluation (MSc, 1st year), 2 ECTS
  • AES1500: Fundamentals of Borehole Logging (MSc, 1st year), 4 ECTS

Research

The main focus of my research can be described as rock Mechanics & rock Structures:

  • Experimental rock fracturing
  • 3D rock structure visualisation by micro CT scanning
  • Petrophysics
  • Acoustic properties of rocks

Current projects

Basin to pore fracture networks and fluid-rock interactions in tight sands and shales (2F2S) 

  • www.2f2s.org
  • Research collaboration of Delft University of Technology with Utrecht University and Eindhoven University of Technology
  • 3D Fracture network formation in tough gas reservoirs – TKI upstream Gas
  • Current PhD students: Lisanne Douma and Quinten Boersma
  • Current MSc student: Jaap Regelink
  • Former post-doc: Alimzhan Zhubayev and former MSc students: Joella Lie-A-Fat, Thomas Ravestein, Mutia Primarini, Jeroen Verheij, Faroek Janmahomed and Aswien Dwarkasing

Technology Options for Coupled Underground Coal Gasification and CO2 Capture and Storage - FP7 TOPS
(http://cordis.europa.eu/projects/rcn/109590_en.html)

  • Postdoc: Narjes Shojaikaveh

 EU Horizon 2020 project on Geothermal Energy (http://www.sure-h2020.eu/)

  • Post-doc: Richard Bakker
  • Current MSc student: Ryan Chhanai

Geothermal Capacity Building Program - Indonesia-Netherlands (GEOCAP): a contribution to the National Geothermal Capacity Building Program of Indonesia (https://www.geocap.nl/)

Publications

Peer-reviewed journal publications:

  • RR Bakker, A Barnhoorn, 2019. Multiscale evaluation of potential damage in jetted lateral boreholes  International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences 121, 104007, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2019.03.027
  • LANR Douma, JA Regelink, G Bertotti, QD Boersma, A Barnhoorn, 2019. The mechanical contrast between layers controls fracture containment in layered rocks
    Journal of Structural Geology https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2019.06.015
  • EL Durán, L Adam, IC Wallis, A Barnhoorn, 2019. Mineral alteration and fracture influence on the elastic properties of volcaniclastic rocks Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth  https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JB016617
  • R. Zotz-wilson, T. Boerrigter, A. Barnhoorn, 2019. Coda-wave monitoring of continuously evolving material properties and the precursory detection of yielding. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 145, 1060 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1121/1.5091012
  • Auke Barnhoorn, Jeroen Verheij, Marcel Frehner, Alimzhan Zhubayev, and Maartje Houben, 2018. Experimental identification of the transition from elasticity to inelasticity from ultrasonic attenuation analyses. Geophysics 83 (4), MR221-MR229. https://doi.org/10.1190/geo2017-0534.1
  • Quinten Boersma, Nico Hardebol, Auke Barnhoorn, Giovanni Bertotti, 2018. Mechanical Factors Controlling the Development of Orthogonal and Nested Fracture Network Geometries. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-018-1552-8
  • M.E. Houben, A. Barnhoorn, C.J. Peach, M.R. Drury, 2018. Potential permeability enhancement in Early Jurassic shales due to their swelling and shrinkage behaviour. International Journal of Coal Geology 196 (2018) 115–125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coal.2018.07.003
  • Lennart V. de Groot, Karl Fabian, Annemarieke Béguin, Pim Reith, Auke Barnhoorn, Hans Hilgenkamp, 2018.  Determining Individual Particle Magnetizations in Assemblages of Micrograins. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 29953000 doi:10.1002/2017GL076634
  • V. Valliappan, J. J. C. Remmers, A. Barnhoorn, D. M. J. Smeulders, 2017. A Numerical Study on the Effect of Anisotropy on Hydraulic Fractures. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
  • L.A.N.R Douma, M.E. Houben, M.I.W. Primarini, A. Barnhoorn, 2017. The validity of generic trends on multiple scales in rock-physical and rock-mechanical properties of the Whitby Mudstone, United Kingdom. Marine and Petroleum Geology 84, 135–147.
  • M.E. Houben, N.J. Hardebol, A. Barnhoorn, Q.D. Boermsa, A. Carone, Y. Liu, D.A.M. de Winter, C.J. Peach, M.R. Drury, 2017. Fluid flow from matrix to fractures in Early Jurassic shales. International Journal of Coal Geology 175, 26-39.
  • A. Barnhoorn, I. Jackson, J. D. Fitz Gerald, A. Kishimoto, and K. Itatani, 2016. Grain size-sensitive viscoelastic relaxation and seismic properties of polycrystalline MgO. Journal of Geophysical Research 121, doi:10.1002/2016JB013126.
  • N. Shojai Kaveh, A. Barnhoorn, K.-H. Wolf, 2016. Wettability evaluation of silty shale caprocks for CO2 storage. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 49 (2016) 425–435.
  • M.E. Houben, A. Barnhoorn, L.Wasch, J. Trabucho-Alexandre, C.J. Peach, M.R. Drury, 2016. Microstructures of Early Jurassic (Toarcian) shales of Northern Europe. International Journal of Coal Geology 165 (2016) 76–89
  • Alimzhan Zhubayev, Maartje E. Houben, David M.J. Smeulders, Auke Barnhoorn, 2016. Ultrasonic velocity and attenuation anisotropy of shales, Whitby, United Kingdom. Geophysics 81(1) D45-D56 doi10.1190/GEO2015-0211.1
  • M.E. Houben, A. Barnhoorn, J. Lie-A-Fat, T. Ravestein, C.J. Peach, M.R. Drury, 2016. Microstructural characteristics of the Whitby Mudstone Formation (UK). Marine and Petroleum Geology doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.11.011    
  • Maarten Voorn, Ulrike Exner, Auke Barnhoorn, Patrick Baud, Thierry Reuschle 2015. Porosity, permeability and 3D fracture network characterisation of dolomite reservoir rock samples. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 127, 270-285.
  • Auke Barnhoorn, Boris Sintra Magalheas, Surej K. Subbiah, Pacelli Zitha 2013. A novel approach for predicting in-situ breakdown conditions for wireline mini-fracture testing SPE - European Formation Damage Conference, Proceedings, EFDC 2 , pp. 1039-1052
  • Wouter van der Wal, Auke Barnhoorn, Paolo Stocchi, Sofie Gradmann, Patrick Wu, Martyn Drury and  Bert Vermeersen 2013. Glacial isostatic adjustment model with composite 3-D Earth rheology for Fennoscandia. Geophys. J. Int. (2013) doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt099.
  • Côme Lefebvre, Auke Barnhoorn, Douwe J.J. van Hinsbergen, Nuretdin Kaymakci, Reinoud L.M. Vissers, 2012. Reply to Genç and Yürür's comments on: "Late Cretaceous extensional denudation along a marble detachment fault zone in the Kırsehir massif near Kaman, central Turkey. Journal of Structural Geology 36 (2012) 90-93.
  • Côme Lefebvre, Auke Barnhoorn, Douwe J.J. van Hinsbergen, Nuretdin Kaymakci, Reinoud L.M. Vissers, 2011. Late Cretaceous extensional denudation along a marble detachment fault zone in the Kırsehir massif near Kaman, central Turkey. Journal of Structural Geology 33 (2011) 1220-1236.
  • Auke Barnhoorn, Wouter van der Wal, Martyn R. Drury, 2011 in press. Upper mantle viscosity and lithospheric thickness under Iceland. Journal of Geodynamics 52 (2011) 260– 270 .
  • Farla, R.J.M., Kokkonen, H., Fitz Gerald, J.D., Barnhoorn, A., Faul, U.H., Jackson, I., 2011. Dislocation recovery in fine-grained polycrystalline olivine. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 38, 363–377.
  • Barnhoorn, A., Cox, S.F., Robinson, D.J., Senden, T., 2010. Stress- and fluid-driven failure during fracture array growth: implications for coupled deformation and fluid flow in the crust. Geology 38, 779-782.
  • Barnhoorn, A., Drury, M.R., van Roermund, H.L.M., 2010. Evidence for low viscosity garnet-rich layers in the upper mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 289, 54-67.
  • Kono, Y., Irifune, T., Higo, Y., Inoue, T., Barnhoorn, A., 2010. P-V-T relation of MgO derived by simultaneous elastic wave velocity and in situ X-ray measurements: A new pressure scale for the mantle transition region. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 183, 196-211.
  • Jackson, I., Barnhoorn, A., Aizawa, Y., Saint, C. (2009). Improved experimental procedures for the study of high-temperature viscoelastic relaxation. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 172, 104-115.
  • Rubatto, D., Müntener, O., Barnhoorn, A., Gregory, C. (2008). Dissolution-reprecipitation of zircon at low-temperature, high-pressure conditions (Lanzo Massif, Italy), American Mineralogist 93, 1519–1529.
  • Aizawa. Y., Barnhoorn, A., Faul, U.H., Fitz Gerald, J.D., Jackson, I., Kovács, I. (2008). Seismic properties of Anita Bay dunite: An exploratory study of the influence of water. Journal of Petrology 49, 841-855.
  • Barnhoorn, A., Jackson, I., Fitz Gerald, J.D., Aizawa, Y. (2007). Suppression of elastically-accommodated grain boundary sliding in high-purity MgO. Journal of the European Ceramic Society 27, 4697–4703.
  • Oesterling, N., Heilbronner, R., Stünitz, H., Barnhoorn, A., Molli, G. (2007). Strain dependent variations of microstructure and texture in naturally deformed Carrara marble. Journal of Structural Geology 29, 681-696.
  • Barnhoorn, A., Bystricky, M., Kunze, K., Burlini L., Burg, J.-P. (2005). Strain localisation in bimineralic rocks: Experimental deformation of synthetic calcite-anhydrite aggregates. Earth and Planetary Letters 240, 748–763.
  • Barnhoorn, A., Bystricky, M., Burlini, L., Kunze, K. (2005). Post-deformational annealing of calcite rocks. Tectonophysics 403: 167-191.
  • Barnhoorn, A., Bystricky, M., Burlini, L., Kunze, K. (2004). The role of recrystallisation on the deformation behaviour of calcite rocks: large strain torsion experiments on Carrara marble. Journal of Structural Geology 26, 885-903.
  • Pennock, G.M., Barnhoorn, A., Bons, A.J., Drury, M.R. (2001). EBSD of zeolites. Journal of Materials Science Letters 20, 1099-1101.
  • Van Roermund, H.L.M., Drury, M.R., Barnhoorn, A., De Ronde, A.A. (2001). Relict majoritic garnet microstructures from ultra-deep orogenic peridotites in western Norway. Journal of Petrology 42, 117-130.
  • Van Roermund H.L.M., Drury, M.R., Barnhoorn. A., De Ronde, A.A. (2000). Non-silicate inclusions in garnet from an ultra-deep orogenic peridotite. Geological Journal 35, 209-229.
  • Van Roermund, H.L.M., Drury, M.R., Barnhoorn, A., De Ronde, A.A. (2000). Super-silicic garnet microstructures from an orogenic garnet peridotite, evidence for an ultra-deep (> 6 GPa) origin. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 18, 135-147.

Auke Barnhoorn

Associate Professor

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