The influence of fluvial reservoir architecture on geothermal energy production in Hot Sedimentary Aquifers

Cees Willems

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Abstract

Currently six geothermal doublets are realized in the WNB. Five of these doublets target the same Lower Cretaceous fluvial sandstone interval, the Nieuwerkerk Formation. About 40 exploration licences are granted. Many of them also have sandstones in the same fluvial interval, the Nieuwerkerk Formation as a target. To successfully and efficiently produce geothermal energy from this fluvial sandstone interval, the distribution and internal architecture of the sandstone bodies must be better understood.
Fluvial sandstone reservoirs are composed of stacked meander belts and floodplain fines. Net-to-gross, orientation and stacking pattern of the channel belts is of major importance for the connectivity between the injection and production wells in fluvial sandstone reservoirs
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014
Event5th European Geothermal PhD Day - Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany
Duration: 31 Mar 20142 Apr 2014
http://www.egpd.tu-darmstadt.de/egpd/egpd_2014/index.en.jsp

Conference

Conference5th European Geothermal PhD Day
Abbreviated title5th EGPD
CountryGermany
CityDarmstadt
Period31/03/142/04/14
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Keywords

  • Hot sedimentary aquifer
  • reservoir architecture
  • West Netherlands Basin

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