Using Basin Modeling for Geothermal Energy Exploration in the Netherlands

J. M. Verweij
2012 74th EAGE Conference and Exhibition incorporating EUROPEC 2012   unpublished
The petroleum geology of the West Netherlands Basin (WNB) and Roer Valley Graben (RVG) in the Netherlands has been studied in detail by several authors over the years (Zijerveld et al., 1992; Geluk et al., 1994; Van Balen et al., 2000) . A lot of the geological research was focused on conventional oil and gas exploration. However, the focus of exploration currently shifts towards unconventional energy such as geothermal energy or shale gas. For geothermal purposes new questions with regard to
more » ... ns with regard to porosity/permeability and temperature of sandstone aquifers and the related thermal conductivity have surfaced that were not answered by the previous studies. For example, more detailed knowledge of eroded thicknesses and the influence of the erosion on the geological framework is important for predicting porosity or permeability in sandstones and shales.
doi:10.3997/2214-4609.20148148 fatcat:6s7y4a2vcnf3dbhpqvhi4jnbom