Image Beyond A Standardized Workflow For Geothermal Exploration (D2.05)

IMAGE Consortium
2017 Zenodo  
This document presents the main achievements of the FP7 funded project Integrated Methods for Advanced Geothermal Exploration (2013-2017) WHAT IS IMAGE IMAGE (Integrated Methods for Advanced Geothermal Exploration), received a grant of over €10 million by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7). The project was co-funded for four years (2013-2017) and was completed in October 2017. IMAGE involved 20 partners from 9 different
more » ... ntries (Figure 1). IMAGE main aim has been to develop exploration methods for an extended resource base, including supercritical and deep basement/sedimentary geothermal reservoirs. Geothermal systems need to be appraised in such a way that exploration wells can be sited with greater accuracy as capital costs for drilling are very high. The many different investigations performed in IMAGE and the new approaches and methods tested are promising to reduce mining risks and increase the success rate of future projects. IMAGE aimed at the enhancement of relatively low TRL exploration technologies moving from TRL 3-4 to TRL 5-6. A multidisciplinary geothermal exploration approach, based on state-of-the-art scientific methods and integrated in industry workflows, has been key to advancement.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1255213 fatcat:6w3f72fm6ffqxnnzdgmgirqn6u