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Integrative Approaches in Deep Geothermal Science

Deep Geothermal Science  © Emmanuel GaucherThe large-scale use of geothermal energy promises sustainable and CO2-free energy from a huge and inexhaustible potential. If developed appropriately, geothermal energy can make a significant contribution to the switch to renewable energies.  In order to be efficient and successful in this regard, new ideas and concepts must be disseminated and advanced. In a relatively small and practice-oriented research community, the 5th European Geothermal Workshop held on 12-13 October 2017 in Karlsruhe, Germany, focused on interdisciplinary research, integrative approaches and combinations of different techniques, measurement methods and numerical solutions. The article collection originates from the contributions to this workshop. 

Edited by Carola Meller and Emmanuel Gaucher

Image copyright by E. Gaucher 

  1. Content type: Research

    This paper examines the social, cultural and political factors that favor or disrupt deep geothermal energy projects in Alsace. The research was conducted in the Risk Governance package of the H2020 DESTRESS p...

    Authors: Philippe Chavot, Christine Heimlich, Anne Masseran, Yeny Serrano, Jean Zoungrana and Cyrille Bodin

    Citation: Geothermal Energy 2018 6:26

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    Hydraulic stimulation treatments required to produce deep geothermal reservoirs present the risk of generating induced seismicity. Understanding the processes that operate during the stimulation phase is criti...

    Authors: Guillem Piris, Albert Griera, Enrique Gomez-Rivas, Ignasi Herms, Mark W. McClure and Jack H. Norbeck

    Citation: Geothermal Energy 2018 6:24

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    The Upper Rhine Graben (URG) is a highly favorable location for deep geothermal energy utilization. One of the main reservoir horizons is the lower Triassic Buntsandstein formation. While quantification of the...

    Authors: Robert Egert, Robin Seithel, Thomas Kohl and Ingrid Stober

    Citation: Geothermal Energy 2018 6:23

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  4. Content type: Research

    Coda wave interferometry (CWI) is a high-resolution technique that aims at tracking small changes in a diffusive medium from the time correlation of seismic waveforms. CWI has been widely used in recent years ...

    Authors: Jérôme Azzola, Luke Griffiths, Jean Schmittbuhl, Dimitri Zigone, Vincent Magnenet, Frédéric Masson, Michael Heap and Patrick Baud

    Citation: Geothermal Energy 2018 6:21

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  5. Content type: Research

    This article presents the study of the mass redistribution associated with the geothermal energy exploitation of the Soultz-sous-Forêts and Rittershoffen plants by microgravity monitoring in the period 2014–20...

    Authors: Nolwenn Portier, Jacques Hinderer, Umberto Riccardi, Gilbert Ferhat, Marta Calvo, Yassine Abdelfettah and Jean-Daniel Bernard

    Citation: Geothermal Energy 2018 6:19

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  6. Content type: Research

    A wider exploitation of deep geothermal reservoir requires the development of Enhanced Geothermal System technology. In this context, drilling and stimulation of high-enthalpy geothermal wells raise technical ...

    Authors: M. Peter-Borie, A. Loschetter, I. A. Merciu, G. Kampfer and O. Sigurdsson

    Citation: Geothermal Energy 2018 6:17

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  7. Content type: Research

    Two deep wells were drilled at Rittershoffen (Alsace, France) to produce high-temperature fluids to supply heat to a biorefinery. The GRT-2 production well was drilled to a depth of 3196 m MD and was deviated ...

    Authors: C. Glaas, A. Genter, J. F. Girard, P. Patrier and J. Vidal

    Citation: Geothermal Energy 2018 6:14

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Geothermal Energy 2018 6:25

  8. Content type: Research

    Earthquakes, despite being a mostly natural phenomenon, may also be induced by a wide range of anthropogenic activities such as mining, fluid injection and extraction, hydraulic fracturing and geothermal reser...

    Authors: Konstantinos G. Megalooikonomou, Stefano Parolai and Massimiliano Pittore

    Citation: Geothermal Energy 2018 6:8

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  9. Content type: Research

    The present work investigates the influence of crack opening rates on the development of four important calcite vein morphologies, namely fibrous, elongate-blocky, partially open, and euhedral, as a result of ...

    Authors: Nishant Prajapati, Michael Selzer, Britta Nestler, Benjamin Busch and Christoph Hilgers

    Citation: Geothermal Energy 2018 6:7

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