Underworld-GT applied to Guangdong, a tool to explore the geothermal potential of the crust

Quenette, Steve, Xi, Yufei, Mansour, John, Moresi, Louis and Abramson, David (2015) Underworld-GT applied to Guangdong, a tool to explore the geothermal potential of the crust. Journal of Earth Science, 26 1: 78-88. doi:10.1007/s12583-015-0517-z

Author Quenette, Steve
Xi, Yufei
Mansour, John
Moresi, Louis
Abramson, David
Title Underworld-GT applied to Guangdong, a tool to explore the geothermal potential of the crust
Journal name Journal of Earth Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1674-487X
Publication date 2015-02-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s12583-015-0517-z
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 26
Issue 1
Start page 78
End page 88
Total pages 11
Place of publication Wuhan, Hubei China
Publisher China University of Geosciences
Language eng
Abstract Geothermal energy potential is usually discussed in the context of conventional or engineered systems and at the scale of an individual reservoir. Whereas exploration for conventional reservoirs has been relatively easy, with expressions of resource found close to or even at the surface, exploration for non-conventional systems relies on temperature inherently increasing with depth and searching for favourable geological environments that maximise this increase. To utilitise the information we do have, we often assimilate available exploration data with models that capture the physics of the dominant underlying processes. Here, we discuss computational modelling approaches to exploration at a regional or crust scale, with application to geothermal reservoirs within basins or systems of basins. Target reservoirs have (at least) appropriate temperature, permeability and are at accessible depths. We discuss the software development approach that leads to effective use of the tool Underworld. We explore its role in the process of modelling, understanding computational error, importing and exporting geological knowledge as applied to the geological system underpinning the Guangdong Province, China.
Keyword Underworld-GT
Geothermal potential
Computational modelling approach
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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