Geothermal Potential of Madrid Basin from Integrated Geophysical and Well Data Analysis (Central Spain)



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Berriolópez, M.A. and Muñoz Martín, Alfonso and Olaiz Campos, Antonio José and Zamora Valcarce, Gonzalo (2022) Geothermal Potential of Madrid Basin from Integrated Geophysical and Well Data Analysis (Central Spain). In 83rd EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition, 6 - 9 june 2022.

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New energy demand linked to world population growth and awareness about climate change have brought out the need to develop new forms of energy guided by the urgency of an ecological transition. In this context geothermal resources have the potential of contributing significantly to sustainable use in many parts of the world. In Spain, during the 80´s, oil and gas explorations carried out in the Madrid Basin confirmed the existence of two geothermal reservoirs. Here we present diverse geological features of the basin essential in geothermal exploration. We use airborne radiogenic and magnetic data to characterize the basement. Detailed ground concentration estimates of the heat producing elements are used to calculate the heat production and heat flow in the near surface. The distribution pattern of both parameters is heterogeneous with two main areas separated by southward prolongation of the Berzosa Fault. The eastern sector is characterized by both low heat production and heat flow rates while the western area is distinguished by high values as a response of the exposed granites. In addition, we build one 3D geological model and one 3D isothermal model with Leapfrog Geothermal from seismic, well data and mapping information.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Geophysics
Sciences > Geology
Sciences > Geology > Geodynamics
ID Code:73401
Deposited On:04 Jul 2022 07:40
Last Modified:05 Jul 2022 08:04

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