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Journal Article
Published: 01 September 2009
Seismological Research Letters (2009) 80 (5): 784-798.
...Nicholas Deichmann; Domenico Giardini © 2009 by the Seismological Society of America 2009 To stimulate the reservoir for a “hot dry rock” geothermal project initiated by a private/public consortium in the city of Basel, Switzerland, approximately 11,500 m 3 of water were injected...
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Journal: Geophysics
Published: 31 July 2015
Geophysics (2015) 80 (6): WC39-WC49.
... development ( Mayerhofer et al., 2008 ). It is a key tool in estimating the hydraulic transport properties of the rock ( Shapiro et al., 2002 ) and the strength of preexisting fractures ( Rothert and Shapiro, 2007 ). The active phase of the geothermal project in Basel, Switzerland, was started in 2006...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1144/SP298.14
EISBN: 9781862395466
... European Countries: CCES/NIS joint research project No. 7RUPJ048623 and for support through SCOPES 2000–2003 project 7RUPJ062307. RFM wants to note that the project benefited very much from the extraordinary good relation between structural geologists and metamorphic petrologists in Basel; therefore...
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Journal Article
Journal: Geophysics
Published: 25 June 2015
Geophysics (2015) 80 (4): KS51-KS68.
... et al., 2013 ). Here, we investigate the use of passive methods to detect, resolve, monitor, and image deformation patterns associated with the 2006 Deep Heat Mining Project in Basel, Switzerland. This project constituted an effort to develop an enhanced geothermal system. The site within...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1144/SP298.9
EISBN: 9781862395466
... (T max ), assuming a geothermal gradient of ΔT/ΔZ=20 °C/km and an estimated surface temperature of 10 °C (T s ) on the basis of: A geothermal gradient of 20 °C/km has been derived by Sanders (1998) , who balanced erosion along the Carpathian and Apuseni Mountains against the sedimentary infill...
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Journal Article
Journal: The Leading Edge
Published: 01 July 2008
The Leading Edge (2008) 27 (7): 856-869.
...B. C. Dyer; U. Schanz; F. Ladner; M. O. Häring; T. Spillman Abstract Exploitation of geothermal heat energy from rocks at depths of several km has been the goal of vari-ous projects since the mid-1970s. To exploit the energy in these deep rocks poses technical challenges in drilling, well...
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Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 November 2003
GSA Bulletin (2003) 115 (11): 1425-1440.
... Houillère zone. The T-t paths using the zircon single-grain ages ( Fig. 5A , dashed lines) provide the basis for reconstructing the exhumation history along the same northeast-southwest to north-south profile ( Fig. 6 ). This reconstruction uses a geothermal gradient of 30 °C/km. Field geologic...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Memoirs
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.MEM.2006.032.01.07
EISBN: 9781862394070
... to the load of the impinging mantle plume and related thermal thinning of the lithosphere (Fig. 7 ) ( Garcia-Castellanos et al . 2000 ; Dèzes et al . 2004 ). In conjunction with the World Stress Map project and the Task Force Origin of Sedimentary Basins, both sponsored by the International Lithosphere...
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Journal: Geophysics
Published: 22 September 2015
Geophysics (2015) 80 (6): WC107-WC115.
... of the approach for a reservoir model with the properties and geometry of the monitoring system of the Basel-1 geothermal reservoir. First, we found that an estimation of the rupture location, orientation, direction, and length was feasible in this environment. The method was then applied to the four largest...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 June 2013
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2013) 103 (3): 1875-1897.
... the evaluation of seismic hazard in the vicinity of geothermal power plants is associated with high uncertainty. Various ground‐motion datasets of induced and natural seismicity (from Basel, Geysers, Hengill, Roswinkel, Soultz, and Voerendaal) were compiled and processed, and moment magnitudes for all events...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 February 2013
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2013) 103 (1): 383-393.
... obstacles to the further development of deep geothermal energy ( Giardini, 2009 ; Kraft et al. , 2009 ). One of the most recent enhanced geothermal system ( EGS ) sites planned underneath the city of Basel was abandoned in 2010. This decision was made by the regulatory in 2010 not only because of the felt...
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Journal Article
Journal: Geophysics
Published: 07 September 2016
Geophysics (2016) 81 (6): KS195-KS205.
... and that can be used as feedback on the stimulation operation for seismic hazard assessment. We have applied this model to a microseismic data set from the Basel engineered geothermal system project. We have successfully estimated reasonable values for seismic moment density and stimulated rock volume...
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Journal Article
Published: 07 August 2019
Seismological Research Letters (2019) 90 (5): 1844-1858.
... in the earthquake of the Republic of Korea’s first enhanced geothermal system (EGS) project because the epicenter of the earthquake was located near the project’s drill site. The Pohang EGS project was intended to create an artificial geothermal reservoir within low‐permeability crystalline basement...
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Journal: Geophysics
Published: 06 January 2012
Geophysics (2012) 76 (6): WC181-WC198.
..., one of the largest seismic events ever associated with an EGS project, a magnitude 3.4 earthquake, occurred following the hydraulic stimulation of an EGS well in Basel, Switzerland. As a result, the project was suspended and eventually canceled ( Häring et al., 2007 ; Majer et al., 2007 ). Events...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 April 2000
Clays and Clay Minerals (2000) 48 (2): 256-265.
... smectite to corrensite and chlorite is observed, either by hydrothermal alteration in active geothermal fields ( Schiffman and Staudigel, 1995 ) or by diagenetic reactions ( Chang et al., 1986 ; April, 1981 ). However, corrensite and chlorite may also form by replacement of biotite ( Jiang and Peacor...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2001.200.01.22
EISBN: 9781862396081
... in the Ivrea-Verbano Zone and from a knowledge of geotherms in attenuating lithosphere. Accordingly, temperatures at the base of the attenuating Ivrea-Verbano Zone decreased from 800 °C to below 300 °C by Early to Middle Jurassic time ( Handy & Zingg 1991 and references therein). At an assumed transient...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2004.236.01.20
EISBN: 9781862394841
... and acoustic probes and could be used in the future as a tool to monitor the dynamics of the whole geothermal reservoir. This approach is still being developed in connection with the industrial project. Since 1987, Soultz-sous-Forěts is used as a pilot site to evaluate the potential for high-enthalpy...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 April 2011
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2011) 101 (2): 515-534.
... . For the scaling analysis of M L versus M w , we use data obtained during fluid injection for a pilot project for geothermal energy exploitation (deep heat mining) in the city of Basel ( Häring et al. , 2008 ). The strongest induced earthquake had a local magnitude of 3.4 and was widely felt in the city...
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Journal Article
Published: 27 January 2016
Seismological Research Letters (2016) 87 (2A): 301-312.
... , Science 293 , no.  5537 , 2070–2073 . Mignan A. Landtwing D. Kästli P. Mena B. Wiemer S. ( 2015 ). Induced seismicity risk analysis of the 2006 Basel, Switzerland, enhanced geothermal system project: Influence of uncertainties on risk mitigation , Geothermics 53 , 133...
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Journal Article
Journal: Interpretation
Published: 04 August 2016
Interpretation (2016) 4 (4): SR1-SR18.
... for hydrocarbon-reservoir exploration. However, seismic imaging has only sparingly been used to explore and monitor geothermal reservoirs. Yet, detailed images of reservoirs are an essential prerequisite to assess the feasibility of geothermal projects and to reduce the risk associated with expensive drilling...
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