AGW - Structural Geology
Prof. Dr.  Christoph Hilgers Chris

Prof. Dr. Christoph Hilgers

  • Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften -
    Strukturgeologie & Tektonik

    KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie,
    Campus Süd

    Adenauerring 20a
    76131 Karlsruhe

Prof. Dr.rer.nat. habil. Christoph Hilgers

Prof. Dr. Christoph Hilgers is full professor for Structural Geology and Tectonics and executive director of the Institute of Applied Geosciences at KIT. His interests are energy systems, raw-material efficiency, reservoir quality prediction, transnational higher eduction as well as process- and strategy analyses.

After his studies of Geology at RWTH Aachen University and Applied Structural Geology & Rock Mechanics at Imperial College London, he worked as researcher at RWTH Aachen before moving to Quality Management & Metrology, Mechanical Engineering at WZL. Here he designed and planned GUtech as subsidiary of OES LLC, which he then set-up and managed in Muscat, Oman. He later became professor of Reservoir-Petrology at RWTH Aachen University before moving to KIT in 2016.

He is a member of several professional and interdisciplinary boards such as the State’s ThinkTank Industrial Resources Strategies, RawMaterialsKnowledge e.V., the national scientific association of the up- and downstream industry and the national committee if the world petroleum council DGMK, among others.

Positions

 since 4/2016  Chair of Structural Geology and Tectonics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - KIT
 since 4/2016  Head of TTE Reservoir-Geology KCT GmbH, Karlsruhe
 2010-2016  Professor for Reservoir-Petrology, RWTH Aachen University

 2005-2009

 Vice-Rector GUtech LLC, Muscat, Oman and

 Executive Director GUtech External Link at  the Chair of Quality Management and Metrology, WZL External Link

Career progression

 Aachen  Assistant C1, Habilitation with Janos Urai and Venia Legendi
 
 research stays at:
 Saint Louis  Saint Louis University, USA, Prof. David Kirschner
 Canberra  Australian National University, Prof. Stephen Cox
 Aachen  Researcher DFG, PhD with Prof. Janos Urai
   research stays at:
 Albany  State University of New York at Albany, USA, Prof. Win Means
 Nijmegen  Department of Solid State Chemistry, Netherlands, Prof. Paul Bennema

Education

 London  one year MSc/ICID Applied Structural Geology & Rock Mechanics at Imperial College London, with Profs. John Cosgrove and Karel Schulmann
 Aachen  9 semester to Diplom (MSc equiv.) in Geology with Profs. Roland Walter & Ulrich Glasmacher

Activities (selected)

in academic-self-management:

 since 2019  voting faculty member
 since 2019  executive Director Institute of Applied Geosciences
 since 2019  Examination Baord deputy chair
 since 2018  Board member KIT Divsion 4
 since 2018  Examination Board member KIT AGW
 since 2017  Board member KIT ThinkTank Industrial Resources Strategy
 2017-2019  Board member KIT CRYS Council for Research and Promotion of Young Scientists
 2019  Selection board member KIT Sparkassen-Umweltpreis 2020
 2017-2019  Deputy Head of the Institute of Geoscience KIT
 since 2016  Society of Petroleum Engineers faculty adviser KIT
 2014-2016  Society of Petroleum Engineers faculty adviser RWTH Aachen
 2012-2016  Head of Examination Board MSc Applied Geosciences RWTH Aachen
 2012-2013  Steering committee RWTH Aachen for accreditation of joint international MSc Applied Geophysics with TU Delft and ETH Zurich
 2010-2011  Responsible for successful reaccreditation BSc & MSc Applied Geosciences and BSc & MSc Georesourcesmanagement RWTH Aachen
 2010-2011  implementation of English taught MSc program Energy & Mineral Resources RWTH Aachen

in external boards:

 since 2020  AG Hydrogen & New Gases of the Deutsch-Russischen Rohstoff-Forum
 since 2019  scientific advisory board member DGMK, Hamburg
 since 2018  deputy president Oberrheinischer Geologischer Verein e.V., Karlsruhe
 since 2018  Founding- and Board Member RohstoffWissen.org e.V., Berlin/Bonn
 since 2017  Founding- and Board Member State's ThinkTank Industrial Resources Strategies
 since 2016  Society of Petroleum Engineers Faculty Adviser, implement der SPE KIT Hochschulgruppe
 2014-2016  Society of Petroleum Engineers Faculty Adviser, implement SPE RWTH Aachen Student Chapter
 since 2016  CEO of Technology Transfer Unit TTE Reservoir Geology, KCT GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany
 since 2014  extended Board Member Society of Petroleum Engineers SPE German Section
2005 to 2009  CEO and later Vice Rector GUtech LLC, Muscat, Oman, responsible for planning, realization and operation

2001 to 2006
2014 to 2016

 Board member alumni association VAG e.V., Aachen

in science & buisiness:

 2021  DGGV German Geological Society Annual Conference, Karlsuhe
 2020  EAGE GET - Geoscience & Engineering in the Energy Transition Conference, Technical Committee
 2019  Industry Workshop KIT/DGMK-Reservoir Days, Leinsweiler, organizer
 2019  DRT conference, Tuebingen, Technical committee & field trip guide with Tamara and Rainer,
 2019  Underground Storage of Hydrogen EAGE/DGMK workshop, Technical committee and co-convenor
 2016  opened consulting company TTE Resevoir-Geology KCT LLC, Karlsruhe
 2016  Convenor of 137th annual meeting of OGV e.V. in Aachen
 2015  Co-convenor and session chair of DRT Conference in Aachen
 2015  Co-editor Journal of Geotectonic Research Vol 97(1)
 2015  Covenor of RWTH Geotag on Energy reservoirs in the subsurface - exploration, storage, economics"
 2010  Co-editor Journal of Structural Geology on "Structural Diagenesis" with Bill Dunne, Stephen Laubach, Peter Eichhubl
2005-2009  Responsible for planning, realization and GUtech LLC, Muskat, Oman
 2007  Editor Geotectonic Research Vol 95 with Janos Urai
 2003-2006  involved in deep drilling project RWTH-1 (2500m tvd) with geology research
since 2001  involved in several industry projects with the E&P industry

Reviewer for

Journals: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Egyptian Journal of Petroleum, Geochimicia et Cosmochimica Acta, Geology, Geological Society London, Geological Society of America GSA Bulletin, Geothermics, International Journal of Earth Sciences, Journal of African Earth Sciences, Journal of Structural Geology, Journal of Geophysical Research, Tectonophysics

Organisations: American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund ACS, DFG, National Science Foundation NSF, Belgian Science Foundation, Dutch Science Foundation and others

Affiliations

American Association of Petroleum Geologists AAPG, American Society of Quality ASQ, Professional Association of German Geoscientists BDG (Berufsverband Deutscher Geowissenschaftler), European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers EAGE, Fellow of the Geological Society GSL, Association of Metallurgists and Miners  GDMB, Deutsche geologische Gesellschaft - Geologische Vereinigung DGGV, German Society for Petroleum and Coal Science Technology DGMK, German Association of University Professors and Lecturers DHV, DRF, Oberrheinischer Geologischer Verein 1871 OGV, RohstoffWissen e.V., Society of Petroleum Engineers SPE and others

Awards

2019                   SPE Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty

2013                   Faculty Teaching award Georesources and Material Engineering RWTH Aachen

2006                   DAAD/GATE award for exhibition in Dubai

2001                   Heitfeld price for outstanding PhD thesis

2000                   Borchers medal for outstanding PhD thesis

1996                   Heitfeld price for outstanding Diplom (MSc equiv.) thesis

Website and Publication Overview

some additional information can be obtained here:

Outreach

ClicKIT 20.5.2019 Von Schlammlava und Grundwasser: Forschungsprojekt in Aserbaidschan

ClicKIT 15.4.2019 Ein Paradies für Geologen

LooKIT 02/2018 Sustainable resources management: Rocks as raw material, 28-30

KIT News 4.1.2017 Geologie - auch mal mit der Milchschnitte

WDR-TV on Eifel Geology, WDR-TV on Sicily volcanoes

Interviews for press and radio broadcasts: Kölnische Rundschau, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, Rheinische Post, Lufthansa exclusive, Oman Observer and others, radio interviews for SWR 2, WDR 3, Deutsche Welle World and others

until 2009 Receptions at the German Embassy, Muscat, Oman, and GUtech, Oman, for international delegations from politics, industry and AHKs; exhibitions at fairs in Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE

Research interests

Applied and fundamental research to explore, produce and store Geoenergy, Rocks and Minerals

- Reservoir-Geology

- Structural Diagenesis

- Raw Material-, Reservoir Utilization and Energy Systems 

- Digital Rocks and Contact-Free Analyses

- Quality Management and Process Optimization

keywords: Microstructures and Geofluids, Geometry and Heterogeneities of Reservoirs and Storage Sites

Antrittsvorlesung Link

Publications

  1. Hilgers C 2020. The early days of GUtech - from vision to reality. In Jansen M, Modigel M, Rauhut B (eds) In honour of the visit of His Majesty Sultan Quaboos bin Said German University of Technology in Oman GUtech - The first ten years (2007-2017). 102-103 (ISBN 978-3-487-15946-1).

  2. Hilgers C, Kolb J, Becker I 2020. Bergbau Verhüttung Recycling Ist die deutsche Nachfrage und das Angebot an Rohstoffen resilient? ThinkTank Series, 72 pp. LINK to paper

  3. HIlgers C, Becker I 2020. Local availability of raw materials and increasing global demand – aspects of resilient resource strategies. World of Mining 72 (5), 254-263 LINK to paper

  4. Hilgers C, Becker I, Dehn F 2020. Geologische- und STEEPLE-Aspekte zur überregionalen Verfügbarkeit von Rohstoffen zur Herstellung von Beton. Beton 70(9), 326-335 LINK paper

  5. Schmidt C, Busch B, Hilgers C 2020. Lateral variations of detritral, authigenic and petrophysical properties in an outcrop analog of the fluvial Plattensandstein, Lower Triassic, Central S-Germany.  Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, doi
  6. Wessel M, Madlener R Hilgers c 2020. Economic feasability of semi-underground pumped storage hydropower plants in open-pit mines. Energies 13(16), 4178, doi

  7. Schmidt C, Busch B, Hilgers C 2020. Compaction and cementation control on bleaching in Triassic fluvial red beds, S-Germany. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, doi
  8. Monsees AC, Busch B, Schöner N, Hilgers C 2020 Rock typing of diagenetically induced heterogeneities - A case study from a deeply clastic Rotliegend reservoir of the Northern German Basin. Marine and Petroleum Geology 113, 104163 doi External Link

  9. Hilgers C, Becker I 2020 Geologische Aspekte und Umfeldanalyse zur überregionalen Rohstoffverfügbarkeit von Beton - Sand, Kalkstein, Gips. Ressourceneffizienter Beton - Zukunftsstrategien und Baupraxis, 21-30 link KIT External Link, link google External Link

  10. Prajapati N, Gonzalez AA, Selzer M, Nestler B, Busch B, Hilgers C 2020. Quartz cementation in polycrystalline sandstone: Insights from phase-field simulations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 125(2), e2019JB019137 doi External Link

  11. Busch, Benjamin; Hilgers, Christoph; Adelmann, Dirk 2020. Reservoir quality controls on Rotliegend fluvio-aeolian wells in Germany and the Netherlands, Southern Permian Basin – Impact of grain coatings and cements. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 112 doi External Link

  12. Becker, Ivy, Busch, B, Koehrer, B, Adelmann, D, Hilgers, Christoph 2019. Reservoir quality evolution of Upper Carboniferous (Westphalian) tight gas sandstones, Lower Saxony Basin, NW Germany. Journal of Petroleum Geology, 42(4), 371-392 doi  External Link 

  13. Becker I, Müller B, Koehrer B, Jelinek W, Hilgers C 2019. Present-day stress control on fluid migration pathways: Case study of the Zechstein fractured carbonates, NW-Germany. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 103, 320-330 doi External Link

  14. Busch, B., Becker, I., Koehrer, B., Adelmann, D., Hilgers, C. 2019. Porosity evolution of two Upper Carboniferous tight-gas-fluival sandstone reservoirs: Impact of fractures and total cement volumes on reservoir quality. Marine and Petroleum Geology 100, 376-390 doi External Link
  15. Becker, I.; Koehrer, B.; Hilgers, C. 2018. Correlating three Upper Permian Zechstein-2 Carbonate outcrops across the Eichsfeld-Altmark Swell – Facies, reservoir properties, and outcrop analogue potential. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, 169 (4), 517–531 doi External Link
  16. Prajapati N, Selzer M, Nestler B, Busch B, Hilgers C, Ankit K 2018. Three-dimensional phase-field investigation of pore space cementation and permeability in quartz sandstone. Journal of Geophysical Reseach: Solid Earth, 123, 6378-6396 doi External Link
  17. Prajapati N, Selzer M, Nestler B, Busch B, Hilgers C 2018. Modeling fracture cementation processes in calcite limestone: A phase-field study. Geothermal Energy 15pp doi External Link
  18. Becker, I., Koehrer, B., Waldvogel, M., Jelinek, W., Hilgers, C. 2018. Comparing fracture statistics from outcrop and reservoir data using conventional manual and t-Lidar derived scanlines in Ca2 carbonates from the Southern Permian Basin, Germany. Marine and Petroleum Geology 95, 228-245 doi External Link
  19. Wuestefeld, P., de Medeiros, M., Koehrer, B., Sibbing, D., Kobbelt, L., Hilgers, C. 2018. Evaluation of a workflow to derive t-LiDAR fracture statistics of a tight gas sandstone reservoir analog. AAPG Bulletin 102(11), 2355-2387. doi External Link
  20. Busch, B., Hilgers, C., Lander, R.H., Bonnell, L.M., Adelmann, D. 2018. Reservoir quality and burial model evaluation by kinetic quartz and illite cementation modeling: Case study of Rotliegendes, north Germany. AAPG Bulletin 102(2), 293-307. doi External Link
  21. Becker I, Wuestefeld P, Koehrer B, Felder M, Hilgers C 2017. Heterogeneity of porosity and permeability in a tight gas sandstone reservoir analogue, Westphalian D, NW Germany: The influence of depositional setting, sedimentary architecture, and diagenesis. Journal of Petroleum Geology 40(4), 363-389 doi External Link
  22. Manss Y, Hilgers C, Buddenbaum H, Stanjek H 2017. Visualizing mineralogical heterogeneities and texture in a mudstone concretion using hyperspectral imaging. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, 168, 403-414 doi External Link
  23. Wuestefeld P, Hilse U, Lueders V, Wemmer K, Koehrer B, Hilgers C 2017. Kilometer-scale fault-related thermal anomalies in tight gas sandstones. Marine and Petroleum Geology 86, 288-303 doi External Link
  24. Wuestefeld P, Hilse U, Koehrer B, Adelmann D, Hilgers C 2017. Critical evaluation of an Upper Carboniferous tight gas sandstone analog: Diagenesis and petrophysical aspects. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 86, 689-710 doi External Link
  25. Hammann E, Madlener R, Hilgers C 2017. Economic feasibility of a Compressed Air Energy Storage system under market uncertainty: a real options approach. Energy Procedia, 105, 3798-3805 doi External Link
  26. Busch B, Hilgers C, Gronen L, Adelmann D 2017. Cementation and structural diagenesis of fluvio-aeolian Rotliegend sandstones, northern England. Journal of the Geological Society, 174(5), 855ff doi External Link 
  27. Hilgers C, Rüde TR 2016. Geologie im Dreiländereck Deutschland - Belgien - Niederlande. Eine Übersicht zum Exkursionsprogramm. Jahresberichte geologische Mitteilungen des oberrheinischen geologischen geologischen Vereins, NF98, 7-12 doi External Link
  28. Hilgers C 2016. Geologische Traverse von der Wurm-Mulde in die Niederrheinische Bucht. Jahresberichte geologische Mitteilungen des oberrheinischen geologischen geologischen Vereins, NF98, 91-121 doi External Link
  29. Krott, D., Hilgers, C., Buecker, C. 2015. Facies delineation by using a multivariate statistical model from onshore wells in the Nile delta. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, 166(4):375-390 doi External Link
  30. Manss, Y., Hilgers, C., Vraetz, T., Bartnitzki, T., Nienhaus, K., Buddenbaum, H. 2015.  Combined hyperspectral and Lidar-technology to optimize the location of drilling grids during mining (in German). Georesources 03/2015, 35-39
  31. Benjamin Busch, Rebecca Winkler, Keyvan Osivandi, Georg Nover, Alexandra Amann-Hildenbrand, Christoph Hilgers 2015. Evolution of small-scale flow barriers in German Rotliegend siliciclastics. In: Reservoir Quality of Clastic and Carbonate Rocks: Analysis, Modelling and Prediction, in the Geological Society, London, Special Publications series, 435, 141-160 doi External Link
  32. Budny, C., Madlener, R., Hilgers, C. 2015. Economic Feasibility of Pipeline and Underground Reservoir Storage Options for Power-to-Gas Load Balancing. Energy Conversion and Management, 102, 258-266 doi External Link
  33. Ankit, K., Selzer, M., Hilgers, C., Nestler, B. 2015. Phase-Field Modeling of Fracture Cementation Processes in 3-D. Journal of Petroleum Science Research, 4, 79-96 online External Link
  34. Becker, S., Nollet, S., Laux, D., Nguyen, H.T., Fernandez-Steeger, T.M., Hilgers, C 2014. Methods to analyze fracture orientation patterns in Lower Carboniferous carbonate reservoir analogues in the Voreifel, Germany. Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft, 165, 319-330. doi External Link
  35. Budny, C., Madlener, R., Hilgers, C. 2014. Economic Feasibility of Pipeline and Underground Reservoir Storage Options for Power-to-Gas Load Balancing. EnergyProcedia 61, 2201-2205 doi External Link
  36. Wuestefeld, P., Hilgers, C. et al. 2014. Reservoir Heterogeneity in Upper Carboniferous Tight Gas Sandstones: Lessons Learned From an Analog Study. SPE-167793-MS doi External Link
  37. Trautwein-Bruns, U., Hilgers, C., Becker, S., Urai, J.L., Kukla, P.A. 2011. Fracture and fault systems characterising the intersection between the Lower Rhine Embayment and the Ardennes-Rhenish Massif – results from the RWTH-1 well, Aachen, Germany. Zeitschrift der deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, 162/3, p. 251–276. doi External Link
  38. Becker, S., Hilgers, C., Kukla, P.A., Urai, J. 2011 Crack-seal microstructure evolution in bi-mineralic quartz–chlorite veins in shales and siltstones from the RWTH-1 well, Aachen, Germany. Journal of Structural Geology 33 (4): 676-689 doi External Link
  39. Arndt, M., Virgo, S., Sobisch, Z., Holland, M., Hilgers, C., Urai, J. 2010 A World-class Exposure of a Fossil High Pressure Cell on the Southern Flank of Jabal Shams in the Oman Mountains" Al Hajar, Feb (16), 3-7
  40. Nollet, S., Koerner, T., Kramm, U., Hilgers, C. 2009 Precipitation of fracture fillings and cements in the Buntsandstein (NW Germany). Geofluids, 9(4), 373 - 385 doi External Link
  41. Sindern, S., Warnsloh, J.M., Trautwein-Bruns, U., Chatziliadou, M., Becker, S., Yüceer, S., Hilgers, C., Kramm, U. 2008 Geochemical composition of sedimentary rocks and imprint of hydrothermal fluid flow at the Variscan front - an example from the RWTH-1 well (Germany). Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, 159(4), 623-640 doi External Link
  42. Van Noten, K., Hilgers, C., Urai, J. L., Sintubin, M. 2008 Late burial to early tectonic quartz veins in the periphery of the High-Ardenne Slate Belt (Rursee, North Eifel, Germany). Geologica Belgica 11(3-4), 179-198.
  43. Schléder, Z., Urai, J. L., Nollet, S., Hilgers, C. 2008 Solution-precipitation creep and fluid flow in halite: a case study of Zechstein (Z1) rocksalt from Neuhof salt mine (Germany).  International Journal of Earth Sciences 97(5), 1045-1056 doi External Link Details
  44. Sindern, S., Stanjek, H., Hilgers, C., Etoundi, Y. 2007 Short-term hydrothermal effects on the ‘crystallinities’ of illite and chlorite in the footwall of the Aachen-Faille du Midi thrust fault - first results of the RWTH-1 drilling project. Clay and Clay Minerals, 55(2), 200-212 doi External Link
  45. Hilgers, C., Kirschner, D.L., Breton, J.-P., Urai, J.L. 2006 Fracture sealing and fluid overpressures in limestones of the Jabal Akhdar dome, Oman mountains. Geofluids, 6, 168-184 doi External Link
  46. Nollet, S., Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 2006 Experimental study of polycrystal growth from an advecting supersaturated fluid in a model fracture. Geofluids, 6, 185-200 doi External Link
  47. Hilgers, C., Nollet, S., Schoenherr, J., Urai, J.L. 2006 Paleo-overpressure formation and dissipation in reservoir rocks. OIL GAS European Magazine, 122 (6), 68-73.
  48. Nollet, S., Urai, J.L., Bons, P.D., Hilgers, C. 2005 Numerical simulations of polycrystal growth in veins. Journal of Structural Geology 27(2), 217-230 doi External Link
  49. Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 2005 On the arrangment of solid inclusions in fibrous veins and the role of the crack-seal mechanism. Journal of Structural Geology 27(3), 481-494 doi External Link
  50. Hilgers, C., Sindern, S. 2005 Textural and isotopic evidence on the fluid source and transport mechanism of antitaxial fibrous mirostructures from the Alps and the Appalachians. Geofluids, 5, 239-250 doi External Link
  51. Kenis, I., Urai, J.L., van der Zee, W., Hilgers, C., Sintubin, M. 2005 Rheology of fine-grained siliciclastic rocks in the middle crust – evidence from a combined structural and numerical analysis. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 233, 351-360 doi External Link
  52. Nollet, S., Hilgers, C. 2005 Sealing of fluid pathways in overpressure cells: a case study from the Buntsandstein in the Lower Saxony Basin (NW Germany). International Journal of Earth Sciences, 94, 1039-1055 doi External Link
  53. Hilgers, C., Dilg-Gruschinski, K., Urai, J.L. 2004 Microstructural evolution of syntaxial veins formed by advective flow. Geology 32(3), 261-264 doi External Link
  54. Hilgers, C., Tenthorey, E. 2004 Fracture sealing of quartzite under a temperature gradient: Experimental results. Terra Nova, 16(4), 173- 178 doi External Link
  55. Hilgers, C., Dilg-Gruschinski, K., Urai, J.L. 2003 Microstructures grown experimentally from advective supersaturated solution and their implication for natural vein systems. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 78-79, 221-225 doi External Link
  56. Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 2002 Experimental study of syntaxial vein growth during lateral fluid flow in transmitted light: first results. Journal of Structural Geology 24 (6-7), 1029-1043 doi External Link
  57. Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 2002 Microstructural observations on natural syntectonic fibrous veins: Implications for the growth process. Tectonophysics 352, 257-274 doi External Link
  58. Hilgers, C., Koehn, D., Bons, P.D., Urai, J.L. 2001 Development of crystal morphology during unitaxial growth in a progressively widening vein: II. Numerical simulations of the evolution of antitaxial fibrous veins. Journal of Structural Geology 23, 873-885 doi External Link Details
  59. Urai, J. L., Spaeth, G., van der Zee, W., Hilgers, C. 2001 Evolution of Mullion (formerly Boudin) structures in the Variscan of the Ardennes and Eifel. Journal of the Virtual Explorer Vol. 3, 17 pp. doi External Link
  60. Koehn, D., Bons, P.D., Hilgers, C., Passchier, C.W. 2001 Animations of progressive fibrous vein and fringe formation."; 2001; In: Ailleres, L. and Rawling, T. Animations in Geology. Journal of the Virtual Explorer, doi External Link
  61. Hilgers, C., Kraus, W., Urai, J.L. 2000 Development of flow-through cells for dynamic in-situ observation of crystal growth in transmitted-light microscopy. Der Präparator 46, 73-84
  62. Urai, J.L., Hilgers, C., v.d. Zee, W. 2000 Die Quantifizierung der Verformung durch Winkel: Das Werk von Hans Breddin. Mitteilungen zur Ingenieurgeologie und Hydrogelogie 76, 115-118
  63. Koehn, D., Hilgers, C., Bons, P.D., Passchier, C.W. 2000 Numerical simulation of fibre growth in antitaxial strain fringes. Journal of Structural Geology 22, 1311-1324.

Conference Proceedings, Reports

  1. please find the newest ones on my ResearchGate site
  2. Wessel, M., Madlener, R., Hilgers, C. 2016. Turning brown into green electricity: Economic feasability of pumped storage hydropower plants in open pt mines. International conference on Operations Research "Decision Making" OR 2016, Hamburg 30.8.-02.09.2016
  3. Hammann, E., Madlener, R., Hilgers, C. 2016 Economic feasability  of compressed air energy storage under market uncertainty: A real options approach. 8th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE2016, 08.-11.10.2016, Beijing, China.
  4. Hammann, E., Madlener, R., Hilgers, C. 2016 Economic feasability of compressed air energy storage under market uncertainty: A real options approach. INFORMS Annual Meeting 2016 Fine Tuning Decisions, 13.-16.11.2016, Nashville, Tennessee
  5. Fabian Stähr, Philipp M Richter, Franziska Holz, Reinhard Madlener, Christoph Hilgers 2015. Natural Gas Supply Diversification in Eastern Europe and Long-Term Opportunities from Domestic Shale Gas Resources: A Modelling Approach Using the Global Gas Model. 38th IAEE International Conference, Antalya, Türkei, 25.05.2015 - 27.05.2015
  6. Fabian Stähr, Reinhard Madlener, Christoph Hilgers and Franziska Holz 2015. Modeling the Geopolitics of Natural Gas: LNG Exports from the US to Eastern Europe. FCN Working Paper No.  External Link15/20 External Link15 External Link
  7. Becker, I., Wuestefeld, P., Hilgers, C., Koehrer, B. 2015. Sealing and leaching processes around normal faults in Upper Carboniferous tight gas sandstones from outcrop analog studies. Geotectonic Research, 97(1), 123
  8. von Hagke C, Urai JL, Reicherter K, Wellmann F, Hilgers C (eds) 2015. Special Issue DRT2015. Geotectonic Research 97(1), vii
  9. Hufe, A., Stanjek, H., Hilgers, C. 2012. Diffusion-controlled cementation experiments with potash alum and halite in porous rock analogues. Geotag 2012, RWTH Aachen University, received a poster award
  10. Steindorf, P., Nguyen, H., Ferandez-Steeger, T., Hilgers, C. 2012. Structural diagenesis of an unconvential Upper CArbonifersou reservoir analogue. Geotag 2012, RWTH Aachen University
  11. Viße, R., Rattmann, L., Hilgers, C. 2012. Basic conditions for the development of a CO2 transport infrastructure in Germany - dimensions and limits of a network approach. Geotag 2012, RWTH Aachen University, received a poster award
  12. Vogel, K., Madlener, R., Hilgers, C. 2012. Zahlungsbereitschaften und Energieeinsparpotentiale bei der Nutzung oberflächennaher Geothermie in Industriegebieten: Fallstudie Willich (NRW). Geotag 2012, RWTH Aachen University
  13. Pietrella, S., Salamon, M., Hilgers, C. 2012. Migration pathways in Upper Carboniferous unconventional reservoirs, southern Ruhr Area, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. TSK 14, Kiel
  14. Dati, F., Mazzoli, S., Vitale, S., Nollet, S., Hilgers, C. 2012. Correlation of joints and fracture cements in Cretaceous carbonate rocks, Mt. Chianello, Italy. TSK 14, Kiel
  15. Laux, D., Fernandez-Steeger, T., Muchez, P., Hilgers, C. 2012. Joint pattern and vein formation in a fractured carbonate reservoir analogue, Eifel, Germany. TSK 14, Kiel
  16. Laux, D., Fernandez-Steeger, T., Hilgers, C. 2012 Using terrestrial laser scanning to investigate the joint pattern of a fractured carbonate reservoir analogue, Eifel, Germany. TSG Annual Meeeting Edinburgh
  17. Niederau, J., Hilgers, C. 2012 Crystallization-force experiments in porous microreactors. TSG Annual Meeting Edinburgh.
  18. Antrett, P., Vackiner, A. A., Hilgers, C.,  Wollenberg, U., Kukla, P., Urai, J., Stollhofen, H. 2011. Nano-scale porosity analysis of a Permian tight gas reservoir. AAPG International Conference Milan, 23.-26. Oct., Search and Discovery Article #90135.
  19. Beckers, M., Bertier, P., Stanjek, H., Hilgers, C. 2011 Design and evaluation of a transparent see-through micro-vessel for reactive flow of CO2-charged fluids. Geotag 2011, RWTH Aachen University.
  20. Niederau, J., Grossmann, Hilgers, C. 2011. Micromodel experiments regarding nucleation and dynamic crystallization in porus media. Geotag 2011, RWTH Aachen University
  21. Laux, D., Fernandez-Steeger, T. Hilgers, C. 2011 Study of the vein network and creation of a digital outcrop model of the astenrath & Bernhardshammer quarries (Carboniferous limestones) using a combination of Lidar and classical field work. Geotag 2011, RWTH Aachen University
  22. Pietrella, S., Salamon, M., Hilgers, C. 2011 Field-work at RPR regarding the exploration of possible unconventional gas deposits in the southern Ruhr area. Geotag 2011, RWTH Aachen University
  23. Virgo, S., Arndt, M., Stenhouse, P., Cox, S.F., Hilgers, C., Urai, J. 2011 Evolution of a crack-seal calcite vein network in limestone (a high resolution structural, microstructural and geochemical study from the Jebel Akhdar high pressure cell, Oman Mountains).  Geotag 2011, RWTH Aachen University
  24. Virgo, S., Arndt, M., Stenhouse, P., Hilgers, C., Cox, S.F., Urai, J. 2011 Evolution of a crack-seal calcite vein network in limestone : a high resolution structural, microstructural and geochemical study from the Jebel Akhdar high pressure cell, Oman Mountains. EGU General Assembly. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 13, pp. EGU2011-3573-1. Hall XL / Mon, 04 Apr, 08:00–19:30, Poster XL317
  25. Urai, J., Stauble, B., Hilgers, C., Kukla, P.A., De Lugt, I., Bernecker, M. 2008 Harnessing technology in Geoscience teaching and Research: Examples from the German University of Technology GUtech in Oman. International Conference on Harnessing Technology, Muscat, Oman, 12-13 October 54-55
  26. Van Noten, K., Hilgers, C., Urai, J., Sintubin, M. 2008 The record of a tectonic inversion in the Lower Devonian Ardenne-Eifel basin (Belgium, Germany): a switch from bedding-normal to bedding parallel quartz vein. TSG Annual Meeting, La Roche-en-Ardenne, Belgium, 8th-11th January, 2008, 7
  27. J. Schneider, J., Sindern, S., Hilgers, C., Chatziliadou, M., Beiss , V., Wijbrans, J., Kramm, U., von Quadt, A. 2008 Timing of mineralizing fluid flow events in the NW Rhenohercynian Belt.  Geo2008 – Resources and Risks in the Earth System, Aachen, 159
  28. Hilgers, C., Nollet, S., Urai, J. 2008 Cementation of fractures and faults – micro- to basin scale. Geo2008 – Resources and Risks in the Earth System, Aachen
  29. Sindern, S., Warnsloh, J.M., Trautwein-Bruns, U., Chatziliadou, M., Becker, S., Hilgers, C., Kramm, U., Schneider, J. 2008 Geochemical composition of sedimentary rocks and imprint of hydrothermal fluid flow at the Variscan front – an example from the RWTH-1 well.  Geo2008 – Resources and Risks in the Earth System, Aachen, p. 160
  30. Hilgers, C., Stäuble, B., Schmitt, R. 2008 Internationalisation of German study programmes – case study Oman". Geo2008 – Resources and Risks in the Earth System, keynote Session 15: Education and Public Outreach, p.219
  31. Urai, J. L., Stauble, B., Hilgers, C., Kukla, P. A., De Lugt, I., Bernecker, M. 2008 Harnessing technology in Geoscience teaching and Research: Examples from the German University of Technology GUtech in Oman. International Conference on Harnessing Technology, Muscat, Oman, 12-13 October, 54-55. Details
  32. Hilgers, C., Nollet, S., Urai, J. L. 2008 Cementation of fractures and faults – micro- to basin scale. Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften 60, 71.
  33. van Noten, K., Sintubin, M., Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 2007 On the formation of bedding-perpendicular and bedding-parallel quartz veins in the Rhenohercynian fold-and-thrust belt: late burial or early tectonic ? TSG Annual Meeting, 3-5 January 2007, Glasgow
  34. Schleder, Z., Schoenherr, J., Nollet, S., Urai, J., Hilgers, C., Kukla, P.A., Ralf Littke, R. 2006 Limits to the sealing capacity of Halite. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 02-07 April 8, p. 181
  35. Chatziliadou, M., Hilgers, C., Sindern, S. 2006 Fluid flow and ore deposits in limestone. TSK11, Göttingen, Germany, March 24-25
  36. Hilgers, C., Pennock, G., Schleder, Z., Burliga, S., Urai, J.L. 2006 Microstructures of fibrous halite veins. TSK 11, Goettingen
  37. Hilgers, C., Kirschner, D., Nollet, S., Breton, J.P., Urai, J.L. 2006 Fracture Sealing in Sedimentary Rocks: Micro- to Basin-Scale Processes. Geo2006 - 7th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, 27 – 29 March 2006, Bahrain
  38. Hilgers, C., Schleder, Z., Urai, J.L. 2006 Microstructures in Halite Veins and Their Implication on the Bulk Permeability of Rock. Geo2006 - 7th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, 27 – 29 March 2006, Bahrain
  39. Hilgers, C., Nollet, S. 2006 Fluiddynamik in sedimentären Becken - Bruchversiegelung im Buntsandstein (niedersächsisches Becken. DGMK-Tagungsbericht 2006-1, 101-110 (ISBN 3-936418-48-9).
  40. Hilgers, C., Nollet, S., Kirschner, D.L., Urai, J.L. 2005 Fluid-Migration und Bildung von versiegelten Klüften in Überdruckzonen - Fallstudien von Sandstein- und Kalkstein Reservoiren. DGMK-Tagungsbericht 2005-1, 73-83 (ISBN 3-936418-35-7).
  41. Cifola, D., Hilgers, C., Mazzoli, S. 2ßß5 Scaling properties and microstructures of calcite veins in limestones, Southern Apennines, Italy. TSG annual meeting, Plymouth
  42. Nollet, S., Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 2005 Fluid flow and overpressures in the Buntsandstein, Lower Saxony, NW Germany. TSG annual meeting, Plymouth
  43. Hilgers, C., Kirschner, D., Breton, J.-P., Urai, J. 2005 Fracture sealing events in Mesozoic limestone of Jebel Akdhar dome, Oman mountains. TSG annual meeting, Plymouth
  44. Cifola, D., Hilgers, C., Mazzoli, S. 2005 Quantitative field and microstructural analyses on en echelon vein arrays hosted in limestones, southern Apennines, Italy. Rendiconti della Societa' Geologica Italiana 1 Nuova Serie, 86-87
  45. Hilgers, C., Nollet, S., Kirschner, D., Urai, J.L. 2005 Fluid migration und Bildung von versiegelten Klueften in Ueberdruckzonen - Fallstudien von Sandstein- und Kalkstein-Reservoiren. DGMK meeting, Celle, 4/2005.
  46. Hilgers, C., Nollet, S., Urai, J.L. 2005 Some constraints on growth conditions drawn from microstructures in veins. DRT meeting, Zurich, 5/2005.
  47. Nollet, S., Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 2005 Palaeo-overpressures in the Lower Saxony Basin (NW Germany) as derived from veins. DRT meeting, Zurich, 5/2005.
  48. Hilgers, C., Nollet, S., Urai, J.L. 2005 Fracture sealing processes: microstructural and regional aspects. STOMP meeting, Townsville, 9/2005.
  49. Hilgers, C., Kirschner, D.L., Breton, J.-P., Urai, J.L. 2005 Fluid Flow, Overpressures and Fracture Sealing Events in Mesozoic Limestones, Jebel Akhdar Dome, Oman Mountains. AAPG meeting, Paris, 9/2005.
  50. Schenk, O., Urai, J.L., Hilgers, C., Scherberich, F.-D. 2005 Fluid-assisted grain boundary migration in recrystallising bischofite – first results of in-situ HPHT deformation experiments in transmitted light. Berichte der Deutschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft, Beih. Z. European Journal of Mineralogy, 17(1), 117.
  51. Nollet, S., Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 2005 Crystal growth in fractures - results from see-through experiments. Berichte der Deutschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft, Beih. Z. European Journal of Mineralogy, 17(1), 97.
  52. Hilgers, C., Kirschner, D.L., Breton, J.-P.., Urai, J.L. 2005 Transport processes and vein microstructures in deformed sedimentary rocks. Berichte der Deutschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft, Beih. Z. European Journal of Mineralogy, 17(1), 56.
  53. Chatziliadou, M., Sindern, S., Hilgers, C. Kramm, U. 2005 Spurenelementverteilung in Gesteinen der RWTH-1 Bohrung, Aachen. Berichte der Deutschen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft, Beih. Z. European Journal of Mineralogy, 17(1), 22.
  54. Hilgers, C., Nollet, S. 2005 Paleo-overpressures in sedimentary basins: in situ stresses and transport mechanisms. Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft, Heft 39, 168.
  55. Hilgers, C., Nollet, S. 2005 Fracture sealing processes in the Buntsandstein - comparison of nature and see-through experiments. Terra Nostra 2005/5, 47-50.
  56. Hilgers, C., Kuehn, M. 2005 Fluid dynamics in the NW German basin and reactive transport modelling. Terra Nostra 2005/5, 44-46.
  57. Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 2005 Syntectonic vein microstructures: an overview. AGU Fall Meeting. Special session on The Dynamics of Crustal Permeability: From Syntectonic Veins to Earthquakes, presiding: David Wiltschko, Texas A&M & Christoph Hilgers, RWTH
  58. Nollet, S., Urai, J.L., Hilgers, C. 2004 Simulation of fracture sealing by advective flow using see-through experiments. Terra Nostra 2004/01, p.63.
  59. Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 2004 On the arrangement of solid inclusions in fibrous veins - implications for the growth mechanism. Terra Nostra 2004/01, p.32.
  60. Nollet, S., Urai, J.L., Hilgers, C. 2004 Experimental study of fracture sealing by advective flow. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Volume 6, 2004 (EGU, Nice).
  61. Nollet, S., Urai, J.L., Hilgers, C. 2004 Microstructural study of fracture sealing in the Buntsandstein (Lower Saxony basin, Germany). Gordon Research Conference, South Hadley MA, August 8-13
  62. Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 2004 Inferences on the crack-seal mechanism from solid inclusions in fibrous veins. Gordon Research Conference, South Hadley MA, August 8-13
  63. Nollet, S., Urai, J.L., Hilgers, C. 2004 Microstructural observations of veins in the Buntsandstein (Lower Saxony Basin). Schriftenreihe der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft 34, 57 (GeoLeipzig 2004, 29.09-01.10.2004).
  64. Nollet, S., Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 2004 Fluid history and evolution of in-situ stress derived from veins in the Buntsandstein, Lower Saxony, NW Germany. Terra Nostra 2004/05, 67-70
  65. Kenis, I., Urai, J.L., van der Zee, W., Hilgers, C., Sintubin, M. 2004 Rheology of fine-grained siliciclastic rocks deforming in the middle crust. AGU fall meeting, V21A-0593
  66. Nollet, S., Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 2003 Numerical modelling of microstructures formed by fracture sealing processes. DRT conference, St. Malo, France, 14.-16.04.2003
  67. Nollet, S., Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 2003 Fracture sealing processes in the Buntsandstein - comparison of nature and see-through experiments. SPP 1135 Workshop: Temperaturentwicklung, KW-Systeme, Fluide und Salze, BGR, Hannover, 18.06.2003.
  68. Nollet, S., Urai, J.L., Hilgers, C. 2003 Fracture sealing processes in the Buntsandstein. Terra Nostra 2003/07, 4pp.
  69. Sindern, S., Hilgers, C. 2003 Growth of syntectonic fibrous veins derived from d13C-, d18O- and 87Sr/86Sr-data. 81. Jahrestagung der DMG, Bochum, 22.-25.9.2003.
  70. Hilgers, C., van der Zee, W., Urai, J.L. 2002 Analogmodellierung - Sandbox- und Durchlichtexperimente. Erlanger Geologische Abhandlungen, Sb3 (TSK 9 conference, keynote), p.45
  71. Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 2002 Syntectonic fibrous veins - critical aspects and recent developments. Erlanger Geologische Abhandlungen, Sb3 (TSK 9 conference), p.44-45
  72. Nollet, S., Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 2002 Fracture sealing processes in the Buntsandstein - project overview and first results. 1. Rundgespraech DFG-Schwerpunktprogramm, Schloss Eringerfeld, Geseke, 28.-29.11.2002
  73. Urai, J.L., Spaeth, G., van der Zee, W., Hilgers, C. 2001 Evolution of Mullion (formerly Boudin) structures in the Variscan of the Ardennes and Eifel. DRT conference in Noordwijkerhout, p. 168
  74. Koehn, D., Bons, P.D., Hilgers, C., Passchier, C.W. 2001 Numerical modelling of crystal textures in dilation sites. DRT conference in Noordwijkerhout, Workshop B: The theoretical modelling of microstructures, p. 196
  75. Hilgers, C., Dilg-Gruschinski, K., Urai, J.L. 2001 Vein gorwth in fractures by lateral advection: Implications from in-situ experiments in transmitted-light microscopy. DRT conference in Noordwijkerhout, p. 75
  76. Hilgers, C., Kunze, K., Urai, J.L. 2001 Microstructural and texture analysis of antitaxial fibrous veins - first results. DRT conference in Noordwijkerhout, p. 74
  77. Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 2001 Precipitation from supersaturated fluids in fractures: An integrated approach. Earth System Processes - Programmes with Abstracts, p. 38-39
  78. Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 2001 Fracture Sealing Experiments in Transmitted Light Microscopy. Eos Trans. AGU, 82(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H12B-0297, 2001 Details
  79. Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 2001 Precipitation from supersaturated fluids in fractures: An intergrated approach. Earth System Processes-Global Meeting (June 24-28,2001) Details
  80. Eric Tenthorey, Stephen Cox and Christoph Hilgers 2001 Fluid flow, vein formation and permeability evolution in the Earth's Crust. Petrophysics Group Annual Report 2001, Australian National University Details
  81. Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 2000 Experimental and numerical study of crystal growth in syntaxial veins. Terra Nostra, 00/1, 58.
  82. Hilgers, C. ,Bueker, C., Urai, J.L., Littke, R., Post, A.D., van der Zee, W., Kraus, J. 2000 Field study of an exhumed lower Devonian high pressure reservoir. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol.2, SE34, 47. Details
  83. Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 2000 Fluid flow in fractures and vein growth: insights from in-situ experiments. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 2 SE34, 48. Details
  84. Bueker, C., Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L., Littke, R., Post, A.D., v.d. Zee, W., Kraus, J. 2000 Field study of an exhumed Lower Devonian high pressure reservoir. Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft der Geologie und Bergbaustudenten in Oesterreich, 43, 31.
  85. Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 1999 Experimental and numerical study of syntaxial vein growth."; 2000; Suppl. EOS, 81(48), F1184
  86. Hilgers, C., Bons, P.D., Urai, J.L. 1999 Numerical simulation of the evolution of antitaxial fibrous veins. Deformation mechanisms rheology microstructures, 93. Details
  87. Hilgers, C. Bons, P.D., Urai, J.L. 1999 Numerical simulation of antitaxial fibrous vein growth. Terra Nostra, 99/1, 105.
  88. Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. 1999 Syntectonic antitaxial fibrous vein growth: inferences from the microstructure of natural samples."; 1999; Goettinger Arb. Geol. Palaeont., Sb4, 70-72.
  89. Hilgers, C., Bons, P.D., Urai, J.L. 1998 Numerical simulation of natural fibrous vein microstructure. Canadian TSG annual meeting Details
  90. Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L., Post, A.D., Bons, P.D. 1997 Fibrous veins: Numerical and experimental simulations. Aardkundige Medelingen 8, 19-22. Details
  91. Bresser, G., Hilgers, C., Walter 1996 Detailed studies on structure and metamorphism within the SW-Irish Variscides. A profile from Bantry to Killarney. TSG annual meeting, Birmingham. Details

Edited Volumes

  • Laubach, S.E., Eichhubl, P., Hilgers, C., Lander, R.H. (eds.) 2010. Structural diagenesis. Journal of Structural Geology, Volume 32, Issue 12, December 2010, Pages 1866-1872
  • Hilgers, C., Urai, J.L. (eds) 2007. Special Issue TSK10. Geotectonic Research 95, Schweizerbart, Stuttgart, 114 pp
  • Hilgers, C. 2004 (ed.). TSK X 10. Symposium Tektonik, Struktur- und Kristallingeologie - conference volume. Terra Nostra, 2004/01, 108pp., ISSN 0946 8978

Books

  • Hilgers, C. 2005. Aspects of material transport and polycrystal growth in fractures. 118 pp. RWTH Aachen download External Link
  • Hilgers, C. 2004 TSK X 10. Symposium Tektonik, Struktur- und Kristallingeologie - conference volume. Terra Nostra, 2004/01, 108pp., ISSN 0946 8978
  • Hilgers, C. 2000. Vein growth in fractures - experimental, numerical and real rock studies. 104 pp., ISBN 3-8265-7963-1 External Link

PhDs

  • Dr. Ivy Becker 2019. Structural and diagenetic controls on reservoir quality in tight siliciclastic and carbonate rocks. ISBN 978-3-7315-0836-6 PhD thesis External Link 
  • Dr. Patrick Wuestefeld 2018. Structure and diagenesis in Upper Carboniferous tight gas reservoirs in NW Germany. ISBN 9783731507345 PhD thesis External Link
  • Dr. Benjamin Busch 2017. Impact of grain coats on quartz overgrowth and reservoir properties. ISBN 9783731506669 PhD thesis External Link
  • Dr. Sofie Nollet. 2006. Fracture sealing processes in sedimentary basins - a multi-scale approach. ISBN 978-3-8322-5167-3 PhD thesis External Link

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