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MECHANISM AND THEORETICAL BASIS GOVERNING THE CREATION AND D EVELOPMENT OF BOREHOLE BREAKOUTS

Objective


A series of geophysical research projects was carried out on Milos (Greece) to test and improve the various exploration techniques and strategies on the known geothermal reservoir of the island. 8 research teams from 4 countries (France, United Kingdom, Greece and the Federal Republic of Germany) executed field experiments in joint efforts between 1984 and 1988. Magnetotelluric (MT) methods, audio megnetotelluric (AMT) methods and active audio magnetotelluric (AAMT) methods, electric selfpotential methods and seismological methods were applied to achieve a better understanding of the correspondence of the internal structure and goemetry of the geothermal reservoir with the change of relevant physical parameters.

The experimental phase is over and some of the final reports are available. There is a very close relation between the observed field parameters and the seismic activity with the contours of the geothermal reservoir of Milos.

Following the Travale Testsite experiments (1979 to 1983), the Milos Testsite projects within the Commission's third research and development programme is the second venture of this type. The results are in press as Special Issue of GEOTHERMICS, Pergamon Press.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Natural Environment Research Council
Address

NG12 5GG Nottingham
United Kingdom