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Chemical tracing of fluid movement within and between geological reservoirs

The project aimed to improve the understanding of fluid movement within the continental crust, particularly in the formation and filling of fluid reservoirs, in the Pannonian Basin in Hungary. The consequences of water rock interaction in permeable crust would also be investigated.

Fluid reservoirs are essentially regions of higher porosity than immediately adjacent regions. The reservoirs have accumulated fluids derived from much larger volumes elsewhere in the continental crust or even the earth's mantle. One of the main objectives of the project was to define the regions from which fluids have been derived - such as the mantle, crust or atmosphere - as well as to understand the transport processes. The project also aimed to evaluate several geochemical tracer tools, in order to gain a better understanding of both the hydrogeology and palaeohydrogeology for the Pannonian sedimentary basin.

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University of Cambridge
Dowing Street RES_OG_PCD CB2 3EQ
United Kingdom
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