Dr. rer. nat. M. (Maren) Brehme


Dipl. Ing. (Hydrogeology) Technical University Berlin
'Groundwater composition and groundwater flow in the area of Dörtyol/Hatay/Turkey'

Dr. rer. nat. (Geoscience) University of Göttingen (GAUSS-program)
'The role of fault zones on structure, operation and prospects of geothermal reservoirs - A case study in Lahendong, Indonesia'

Assistant Professor Geothermal Engineering, Delft University of Technology


Hydrogeologist aiming to understand subsurface fluid flow using multidisciplinary approaches for sustainable underground exploitation strategies

Areas of my expertise are geothermal reservoir characterization, hydraulic data analysis, enhancing reservoir performance and its sustainable use. Those include also broad experience in hydraulic, thermal and chemical data interpretation and a fundamental background in thermal-hydraulic reservoir simulations. My current research focus is to investigate subsurface permeability distribution and fluid flow to establish sustainable exploitation systems for geothermal reservoirs.

Brehme, M., Giese R., Suherlina L., Kamaha Y., (2019). Geothermal sweetspots identified in a volcanic lake integrating bathymetry and fluid chemistry. Scientific Reports. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-52638-z

Brehme, M., Moeck, I. , Kamah, Y. , Zimmermann, G. , Sauter, M., (2014) A hydrotectonic model of a geothermal reservoir – A study in Lahendong, Indonesia, Geothermics, Volume 51, July 2014, 228-239

Brehme, M., Deon, F., Haase, C., Wiegand, B., Kamah, Y., Sauter, M., Regenspurg, S. (2016): Fault controlled geochemical properties in Lahendong geothermal reservoir Indonesia, Grundwasser, 21, 1, 29—41.

Brehme, M., Blöcher, M.G., Cacace, M., Kamah, Y., Zimmermann, G., Sauter, M., (2016) Permeability distribution in the Lahendong geothermal field: A blind fault captured by thermal–hydraulic simulation, Environmental Earth Sciences, 75:1088, 1-11

Brehme, M., Nowak, K., Banks, D., Petrauskas, S., Valickas, R., Bauer, K., Burnside, N., Boyce, A. (2019), A Review of the Hydrochemistry of a Deep Sedimentary Aquifer and its Consequences for Geothermal Operation – Klaipeda, Lithuania, Geofluids, 2019, Article ID 4363592, 20 p

Brehme, M., Regenspurg, S., Leary, P, Bulut, F., Milsch, H., Petrauskas, S., Valickas, R., Blöcher, G. (2018) Injection-triggered occlusion of flow pathways in geothermal operations, Geofluids, 2018, ID 4694829, 14 p 

DESTRESS - Demonstration of soft stimulation treatments of geothermal reservoirs

Maren Brehme

Assistant Professor

  • +31 15 27 83588
  • m.brehme@tudelft.nl
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

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    Stevinweg 1 / PO-box 5048

    2628 CN Delft / 2600 GA Delft


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