Marek Jarosinski

Marek Jarosinski
Państwowy Instytut Geologiczny | PGI · Computational Geology Laboratory

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Introduction
Marek Jarosinski currently works at the Computational Geology Laboratory, Polish Geological Institute. Marek does research in Tectonics, Geomechanics, Geodynamics. Current projects in Laboratory deal with tectonic stress, rock deformations, fractures and mechanical properties using FEM modeling and machine learning.
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December 1989 - present
Państwowy Instytut Geologiczny
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  • Professor
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  • Current researczes: petroleum geomechanics and tectonics, CO2 sequestration, geodynamics of the lithosphere

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Publications (69)
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In our study we examined the possibility of using strain rate data, determined from geodetic satellite measurements for estimations of magnitude of contemporary stress in a relatively stable area of northern Poland, comprised of fragments of the East European Craton, the Teisseyre-Tornquist Tectonic Zone and the Palaeozoic Platform. The strain rate...
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The Lower Paleozoic shales of SW Sweden and Eastern Pomerania (Poland) have a common history related to the depositional and tectonic evolution of the Baltic Basin. The major tectonic events are recorded, among others, as joints, which are either exposed in outcrops in SW Sweden or recognised in deep boreholes located in Pomerania. We present a com...
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We analyze borehole breakouts in 18 boreholes in the North-Sudetic Basin (NSB), located on the Lower Silesian tectonic block, to provide the first present-day stress analyses performed for the NSB. Dipmeter logs from the Upper Permian sedimentary succession showed short breakout profiles in 15 boreholes, from 458 to 1368 m depth interval. Integrati...
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Systematic joints play an important role in effective fluid conductivity and in the mechanical response of shale reservoirs to hydraulic fracturing. Specific features of joints, such as their strata-bound aspect, and their attitude, commonly normal to bedding, make it necessary to modify standard methods of their analysis from borehole data. Our st...
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Estimation of the CO2 storage potential of gas-bearing shales in the Lower Paleozoic Baltic Basin is at an early stage of reservoir exploration and production, based on data from one vertical exploration borehole, supplemented with some information from adjacent boreholes. The borehole section examined is 120 m long and comprises three intervals en...
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This Report has been made in fulfilment of the Contract No. 117/GDOŚ/DON/2012 of 18 July 2012 with subsequent annexes 1–5 thereto, made between: the State Treasury – the Minister of the Environment, represented by Mr. Michał Kiełsznia – General Director of Environmental Protection and the Consortium composed of: Polish Geological Institute – Nation...
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Knowledge about the stress state in sedimentary basins gives insight into geodynamics of a given region, natural fracture development, and is important in design of underground engineering operations, such as hydraulic fracturing. As the direct stress measurements are expensive, usually very limited amount of data is available, and the stress state...
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In this paper we present a method to integrate core-log data when a full set of good quality velocity measurements on core samples is not available. We used some simple and justified assumption along with additional information that came from static triaxial tests. Large number of used core data significantly reduces uncertainty of obtained results...
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A relatively large number of calcite-cemented fractures are present in gas-bearing shale formations. During hydraulic fracturing, some of these fractures will be reactivated and may become important flow paths in the resulting stimulated fracture network. On the other hand, the presence of carbonate lamina on fracture surfaces will have a hindering...
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A precise velocity model is necessary to obtain reliable locations of microseismic events, which provide information about the effectiveness of the hydraulic stimulation. Seismic anisotropy plays an important role in microseismic event location by imposing the dependency between wave velocities and its propagation direction. Building an anisotropic...
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Having access to drill cores and microresistivity scanner images from five shale gas exploration boreholes, we were able to compare the results of structural interpretation based on two data sets. The most frequent structures observed in shale complexes are subvertical strata-bound joints that commonly create calcite veins. We have applied a modifi...
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Integrated tectonic interpretation of seismic data and core samples from boreholes in the vicinity of the Kock Fault Zone (KFZ) allowed us to identify several tectonic deformation events that were responsible for creating its complex structure. The KFZ is an example of a mechanically weak regional-scale tectonic structure that accumulated deformati...
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Mechanical stratification of shale complexes is an important feature of a tight reservoir that controls both: the pattern of natural tectonic strata-bound fractures and propagation of technological hydraulic fractures. In our study, we are looking for factors controlling the mechanical properties of a shale complex and define parameters crucial to...
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We have investigated tectonic structures in several hundred meters of continuous core from five boreholes located in the Ordovician/Silurian shale formations of the Baltic Basin in Poland. Detail core examination of the natural tectonic structures and mechanically significant features comprised: mineral veins, fractured veins, bare fractures, slick...
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The paper concerns investigation of the credibility of tectonic interpretation of GNSS strain rates. The analysis was focused on stable regions, where the crustal deformations are small and the reliability of GNSS velocities is questionable. We are showing how the unreliable motion of stations affects calculated strains around them. We expressed di...
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Celem realizacji badań opisanych w ramach niniejszej monografii było opracowanie modelu współczesnych deformacji powierzchni litosfery na obszarze Europy Środkowej i Polski na podstawie sieci permanentnych stacji geodezyjnych ASG-EUPOS i EPN (EUREF Permanent Network), analiza pod kątem ich przydatności do badań dynamiki powierzchni Ziemi, jak równi...
Technical Report
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This Report has been made in fulfilment of the Contract No. 117/GDOŚ/DON/2012 of 18 July 2012 with subsequent annexes 1–5 thereto, made between: the State Treasury – the Minister of the Environment, represented by Mr. Michał Kiełsznia – General Director of Environmental Protection and the Consortium composed of: Polish Geological Institute – Nation...
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The GRID_STRAIN software that runs under the MATLAB® environment helped us in achieving the continuous strain field model. Unfortunately, the program averages the results. Therefore, the authors’ main goal of this paper was to work out a method of good verification of data to avoid falsifying of the results of strain calculations. We decided to use...
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In this research we aimed to check if the GPS observations can be used for calculation of a reliable deformation pattern of the intracontinental lithosphere in seismically inactive areas, such as territory of Poland. For this purpose we have used data mainly from the ASG-EUPOS permanent network and the solutions developed by the MUT CAG team (Milit...
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From a geological point of view, the area of Central Europe is very complex. At the same time Europe is being affected by the forces associated with tectonic Africa, as well as Atlantic (ridge) push. In our study the general strain pattern of Central Europe was determined from two different approaches. The first one was finite element approach (FEM...
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The paper deals with the matter of underground, geological storage of carbon dioxide in Poland. The state of research, legal and especially public acceptance of this issue is presented. Possibile conflicts of interest as well as phenomena related to the underground storage of carbon dioxide and their possibile impact to environment and local popula...
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This finite element modelling study addresses the contraction of rheologically layered and laterally heterogeneous lithosphere representative for the Pannonian Basin and its surroundings. The time interval and strain rate adopted in the experiments reflect the Pliocene–Quaternary inversion of the basin. Several sets of fully coupled elastoviscoplas...
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The Cenozoic tectonic evolution of the Polish Platform reflects repeated changes in loading conditions at the Alpine-Carpathian and Arctic-North Atlantic margins of the European continent. After the Late Cretaceous-Paleocene main phase of the Mid-Polish Basin inversion, a second phase of limited uplift of the Mid-Polish Swell occurred during the Mi...
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Three fundamental factors have to be taken into account in considering stability of the salt seams for location of liquid fuel storage: (1) tectonic structure, (2) recent geodynamics and (3) salt rheology under given conditions of pressure and temperature. The first tectonic factor is pretty favorable for salt deposits in the Łeba Elevation area. I...
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The main goal of the project is the complex analysis of recent geokinematics and geomechanics of the Earth crust in the territory of Poland. The analysis will be performed using the archive data as well as the new data acquired during the realisation of the project. Combined analysis of GNNS data obtained from the epoch observations at the stations...
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Neotectonic studies in Poland concern mainly manifestations of those tectonic movements have been active in Late Neogene and Quaternary times, as well as geodetically measured recent vertical and horizontal crustal motions. Among problems of particular interest, the following should be listed: periodicity of neotectonic (mostly Quaternary) activity...
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Neotectonic studies in Poland concern mainly manifestations of those tectonic movements that have been active in Late Neogene and Quaternary times, as well as geodetically measured recent vertical and horizontal crustal motions. Among problems of particular interest, the following should be listed: periodicity of neotectonic (mostly Quaternary) act...
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New geological and geophysical data on the Devonian-Carboniferous Lublin Basin allow reinterpretation of its regional structural framework. They also provide a basis for the reconstruction of the basin development and inversion against broader tectonic context of the Variscan foreland in the Western and Central Europe. Beginning from the Middle Dev...
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Petrological studies of core samples, integrated with mesostructural analysis of cores, and coupled with results of seismic data interpretation allowed to interpret evolving reservoir properties of dolostones of the Frasnian Werbkowice Mb. These crystalline and partly vuggy rocks form main reservoir horizons of the Ciecierzyn and Melgiew A gas fiel...
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2-D elastic finite element models of the recent stress field of Central Europe are built to evaluate the loads exerted on the continental boundary and the magnitude of tectonic stresses within the continental part of the plate. The models comprise 24 tectonic blocks (their stiffness is either constant throughout the model or varies from block to bl...
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The paper summarizes up-to-date knowledge of the contemporary tectonic stress field in Poland and compares the results of geophysical measurements with mathematical models. The extensive set of data provided by borehole breakout analyses is supplemented by hydraulic fracturing tests, earthquake focal mechanism solutions and preliminary resolution o...
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Seismic profiles of the POLONAISE'97 experiment provide evidence for the deep basement structure of the TESZ area representing a broad and complex zone of terrane accretion which separates the old Proterozoic lithosphere of the East European Craton (EEC) from the younger Palaeozoic lithosphere of western Europe. The obtained results combined with p...
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A digital two - dimensional elastic model was built to investigate the recent tectonic forces and stresses in Central Europe. Stresses and deformations were calculated using finite element method. The structure of model includes geologically defined features: 32 tectonic blocks, 16 fault zones and 12 boundary segments. The loads were implemented in...
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A complex crustal structure and significant lateral changes in the surface heat flow make the TESZ an interesting object for a study of the rheological differentiation of the lithosphere. Two-step, 1D thermal and mechanical modelling were performed for the POLONAISE'97, TTZ and LT-7 deep seismic sections. The results of thermal modelling indicate t...
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The direction of present-day maximum horizontal compression (=SHmax=tectonic stress) was interpreted for 62 wells in Poland, using the method of borehole breakout analysis of 4-arm and 6-arm dipmeter logs. The study area covers complex tectonic junction of the Carpathian orogen and its foreland, which comprises the East European Craton (EEC) divide...
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This paper presents an insight into the geology of the area surrounding the ODDP proposed drilling site, and the structural development of the Carpathians in post-Palaeogene times. Since the deep drilling is proposed to be located in the Orava region of the Northern Carpathians, on the Polish-Slovak border, the structure and origin of the Neogene O...
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Magnitudes of the recent tectonic stress were estimated based on the hydraulic fracturing data from Poland. In spite of a low quality of the tests, consistent results for particular regions were obtained. For the Outer Carpathians three hydraulic fracturing tests indicate strike-slip stress regime with the local deviation towards the thrust fault r...
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In the NW Poland several crustal-scale units of different age merge and overlap, creating complex and contrasting tectonic pattern. The crustal thickness changes significantly from about 30 km beneath Paleozoic platform (PP)to 42-45 km beneath the East European Ctraton (EEC. Below the subsidence center of the Permo-Mesozic Polish trough, developed...
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The paper presents methodology of construction of 1-D rheological profiles of the lithosphere and discusses input data constraints and related sources of possible errors. Rheological profiles, called also strength envelopes represent distribution of maximum differential stress with depth. Three mechanisms of the lithosphere deformation are taken in...
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The present study concerns rheological structure of the Trans-European Suture Zone (TESZ) and neighbouring tectonic units in Poland and SE Germany, along the LT-7 deep seismic sounding (DSS) profile. The SW-NE trending transect, 560 km in length, crosses the Variscan platform (VP - without its TESZ segment), part of the TESZ composed of external Va...
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This paper presents a few pieces of evidence on neotectonic structural evolution of the Polish segment of the Outer Carpathians. During the Late Neogene, structural development was largely controlled by normal faulting and block uplift. However, there are also indications of compres-sional stress setting, at least during the Pliocene and particular...
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The analysis of present-day geodynamics of the Palaeozoic complex from the well Tarnawa 1 was performed on the base of six-armed dipmeter (SED) and acoustic scanner tool (CAST) data. The method of wellbore breakout analysis was used to determine directions of contemporary maximum horizontal stresses (SH). For the Palaeozoic complex, the average dir...
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Upper Palaeozoic complex of the Tarnawa 1 well was examined by structural analysis of the borehole core from a depth interval 3827-5510 m, and acoustic scanner log from a depth 5011-5435 m. These data were combine together with results of tectonic analysis of six-armed dipmeter log by Aleksandrowski (2001). Most of the core samples were oriented to...
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In context of Poland's membership in the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP), this article reviews current research problems in Poland which may be solved by means of scientific drillings. Understanding the importance omany other problems which have not been specified here, we focus rather on these that may arouse wider int...
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Subject of the study was the upper Palaeozoic and Mesozoic basin-fill of the Liplas-Tarnawa area, located in the border zone between the Outer Carpathians and their foredeep. The main purpose of the presented analysis was to reconstruct tectonic evolution and its influence on sedimentary basin development in the analysed area. Performed analysis in...
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The analysis of present-day geodynamics of the Palaeozoic complex from the well Tarnawa 1 was performed on the base of six-armed dipmetcr (SED) and acoustic scanner tool (CAST) data. The method of wellbore breakout analysis was used to determine directions of contemporary maximum horizontal stresses (SH). For the Palaeozoic complex, the average dir...
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The goal of completed research project was to establish reliable geological model of cap rock and overburden of the "Damaslawek" salt dome. High-resolution reflection seismic profiling was main research method used for this project. Additionally, geoelectrical profiling and interpretation as well as reinterpretation of available gravity and well lo...
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The Western Carpathians seem to be the crucial place to understand the nature of the regional turn of the present-day maximum horizontal stress (SHmax) direction from the northwest, which is characteristic for the West European stress province, towards the north, specific for the western edge of the East European Platform. SHmax orientations have b...
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The formations of Upper Badenian (Pecten Beds) forming the cover of the sulphur-bearing chemical series exposed in the open-cut sulphur mine in Machow near Tarnobrzeg are the objects of present investigations. In the argillaceous deposits at the distance of up to 10 m over the top of the sulphur-bearing limestone, several small scale and mesoscopic...
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The paper presents preliminary results of deformation parameters calculation from GPS observations for Poland. From geological point of view, the study area covers complex structural junction comprises of the Precambrian East European craton, heav- ily tectonised Teisseyre-Tornquist zone, the Palaeozoic platform, and also of young thrust and fold b...

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Projects (2)
Archived project
ShaleMech aimed at developing methods and tools for geomechanical characterization of unconventional reservoirs to facilitate exploration and exploitation of shale gas resources. The project results have provided a foundation for optimizing horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing design, improving wellbore stability analysis, and estimating stimulation efficiency. The data and analysis results are integrated into numerical models of fractures and shale formations loaded by hydraulic pressures and tectonic stress. The Polish Oil and Gas Co., an industrial partner of ShaleMech, provided geological and geophysical data from their exploration license areas.
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The overall objective of the ShaleSeq project was to assess the feasibility to use organic-rich shales as a large-scale CO2 storage reservoir through multiscale, multiphysics, trans-disciplinary laboratory and theoretical studies based on real geological data (provided by the Polish Oil and Gas Co.). The project includes fundamental research on high resolution 3D characterization of the samples, molecular adsorption, desorption and transport processes in nanostructured shale matrix and within the open and propped fracture space. The main focus areas of the Project: (1) The physical and chemical interaction between injected CO2 and shale within the pore and fracture spaces, (2) Mechanisms of supercritical CO2 transport through hydraulic fractures, naturally occurring fractures, and pore spaces within the reservoir rock, (3) The chemical interaction between injected CO2 and brine water, (4) Physical and chemical trapping of the injected CO2, sealing it within the reservoir rock, (5) Quantification of CO2 storage in adsorbed and free gas state in porous and fracture space.