geomecon GmbH was founded by 5 employees of the GeoForschungsZentrum
Potsdam in September 2004. Initially, the focus was set in the development and
execution of specialised rock and fracture mechanical laboratory experiments based
on the work of Tobias Backers who together with Prof. Ove Stephansson developed a
method to determine shear fracture toughness (Backers und Stephansson 2012).
Based on this, geomechanical modelling and simulations were offered. For fracture
mechanical simulations the software fracod2D was used, for construction
applications, especially for nuclear disposal, the software Phase2.
The need for more powerful and flexible products arose from projects concerning nuclear disposal
and increasingly also the hydrocarbon industry. Therefore COMSOL
Multiphysics was incorporated into the portfolio as well as starting a company own
COMSOL Multiphysics is utilised for all geomechanical applications that call for a
high degree of complexity and demanding physics.
The in-house software roxol is used especially for the simulation of fracture
network evolutions in geotechnical applications. roxol is also the base for further
RnD projects funded by the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union.
geomecon acquires its clients from within the fields of nuclear disposal, hydrocarbon
industry, geothermal energy, mining industries, and geo-energy in general. Projects from the private sector
and academia alike are being solved.
In Germany, stress field modelling and assessment of the potential of induced
seismicity have evolved into a main focus of geomecon during the last years.
Additionally, geomechanical simulations concerning the stability of sub-surface
edifices for geothermal energy storage and nuclear disposal are increasingly
research and development
geomecon GmbH has conducted RnD projects for the Federal Republic of Germany
and the European Union since 2011. The focus lies within the optimized exploration of
energy reservoirs. An overview of our research and development projects can be found here.
Business administration and management
geomecon GmbH is committed to organic growth. Every year, the majority of the
generated surplus was consistently invested in personnel and development in order
to lay the foundation for a medium-term market positioning of geomecon GmbH as a
specialist provider of geomechanical numerical simulations and consulting.
Despite the consequent investment in the development of the RnD software roxol,
which represents an outstanding technology carrier, the return of the shareholders
has developed positively in the last years.
Since its foundation, the company was managed by Dr. Tobias Backers. As of the
beginning of 2019, Dr. Tobias Meier has been in charge of the company's fortunes. All
shareholders are private individuals.