Seismo-hydraulic pressure mapping (SHPM)

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Fig. 1: Schematic of the BIOREP device used to run the reactive percolation experiments in the presence of an enriched, deep surface, microbial consortia. The reactor was filled with a sequence of basalt plugs (grey rectangles).

How does the SHPM work? 

Induced earthquakes are used as gauges measuring changes of the fluid pressure in a geothermal reservoir

What is the purpose of the technology?

The technology aims to provide information on reservoir pressure that can be used for calibrating geothermal reservoir simulators. This can improve the performance & economics of geothermal systems.

Field testings

The methodology was developed and tested using data from a geothermal system in Australia (Cooper Basin) and applied to S4CE field site St. Gallen.

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