The Integrated Geophysical Exploration Technologies for Deep Fractured Geothermal Systems project (I-GET) was aimed at developing an innovative strategy for geophysical exploration, particularly to exploit the full potential of seismic and electromagnetic exploration methods in detecting permeable zones and fluid bearing fractures.The proposed geothermal exploration approach was applied in selected European geothermal systems with different geological and thermodynamic reservoir characteristics: in Italy (high enthalpy reservoir in metamorphic rocks), in Iceland (high enthalpy reservoir in volcanic rocks) and in Germany and Poland (low to middle enthalpy reservoir in sedimentary rocks).The Groß Schönebeck in-situ geothermal laboratory, located 40 km north of Berlin in northeastern Germany, is a key site for testing the geothermal potential of deep sedimentary basins. The target reservoir is located in Lower Permian sandstones and volcanic strata, which host deep aquifers throughout the Northeast German Basin (NEGB). The laboratory consists of two 4.3-km-deep boreholes.The electrical conductivity of the subsurface is a very important parameter for characterizing geothermal systems as hot and mineralized (saline) fluids of deep aquifers can be imaged as regions of high electrical conductivity. In the first phase of the I-GET project, carried out in summer 2006, MT data was recorded at 55 stations along a 40-km long profile. In order to reduce the effect of the cultural noise, 4 remote reference stations located at distances of about 100 km from the profile were used. This profile is spatially coincident with a seismic tomography profile (Bauer et al., 2010). The main objective of the geophysical site characterization experiments was to derive combined electrical conductivity and P- and S-velocity tomographic models for a joint interpretation in high resolution.The data are provided in EMERALD format (Ritter et al., 2015). The folder structure and content is described in detail in Ritter et al., 2019. The project specific description is available in the associated data description file including information on the experimental setup and data collection, the instrumentation, recording configuration and data processing. Scientific outcomes of this project were published by Muñoz et al., (2010a, 2010b).
North Eastern German Basin
In Situ/Laboratory Instruments 〉 Probes
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