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Integrated Methods for Advanced Geothermal Exploration

Objective

"The IMAGE project will develop a reliable science based exploration and assessment method to ""IMAGE"" geothermal reservoirs using an interdisciplinary approach based on three general pillars:
1 Understanding the processes and properties that control the spatial distribution of critical exploration parameters at European to local scales. The focus will be on prediction of temperatures, in-situ stresses, fracture permeability and hazards which can be deduced from field analogues, public datasets, predictive models and remote constraints. It provides rock property catalogues for 2 and 3.
2 Improving well-established exploration techniques for imaging and detection beyond the current state of the art and testing of novel geological, geophysical and geochemical methods to provide reliable information on critical subsurface exploration parameters. Methods include a) geophysical techniques such as ambient seismic noise correlation and magnetotellurics with improved noise filtering, b) fibre-optic down-hole logging tools to assess subsurface structure, temperature and physical rock properties, and c) the development of new tracers and geothermometers.
3 Demonstration of the added value of an integrated and multidisciplinary approach for site characterization and well-siting, based on conceptual advances, improved models/parameters and exploration techniques developed in 1 and 2. Further, it provides recommendations for a standardized European protocol for resource assessment and supporting models.
The IMAGE consortium comprises the leading European geothermal research institutes and industry partners who will perform testing and validation of the new methods at existing geothermal sites owned by the industry partners, both in high temperature magmatic, including supercritical, and in basement/deep sedimentary systems. Application of the methods as part of exploration in newly developed fields will provide direct transfer from the research to the demonstration stage."

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2013-1
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Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 823 687,35
Administrative Contact
Jan Hopman (Mr.)

Participants (20)

UNIVERSITE MONTPELLIER 2 SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES

Participation ended

France
Address
Place Eugene Bataillon 2
34095 Montpellier
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jean-Michel Portefaix (Mr.)
AXPO POWER AG
Switzerland
Address
Parkstrasse 23
5400 Baden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Heinz Schneider (Dr.)
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 1 789 250
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Romain Vernier (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 866 555,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Adele Manzella (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 531 000
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan Wiemer (Prof.)
FONROCHE GEOTHERMIE SAS
France
Address
Zac Des Champs De Lescaze
47310 Roquefort
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fairouz Hondema-Mokrane (Mrs.)
GEOMEDIA s.r.o.

Participation ended

Czechia
EU contribution
€ 46 437,35
Address
Hornokrcska 707/7
140 00 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stibitz Michal (Dr.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 878 090
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claas Schippmann (Mr.)
HS ORKA HF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 184 000
Address
Orkubraut 3
240 Grindavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guðmundur O Friðleifsson (Dr.)
INSTITUTT FOR ENERGITEKNIKK
Norway
EU contribution
€ 277 000
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Knut Michaelsen (Mr.)
ISLENSKAR ORKURANNSOKNIR
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 1 452 968,75
Address
Grensasvegi 9
108 Reykjavik
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
ólafur Flóvenz (Prof.)
LANDSVIRKJUN
Iceland
Address
Haaleitisbraut 68
103 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Egill Juliusson (Dr.)
PETRATHERM ESPANA SL

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Avenida Italia 8 - Planta 1 - Puerta 4
37006 Salamanca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mathieu Messeiller (Mr.)
BKW ENERGIE AG
Switzerland
Address
Viktoriaplatz 2
3013 Bern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pascal Vinard (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 156 000
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Melanie Meermann-Zimmermann (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BARI ALDO MORO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 317 690,80
Address
Piazza Umberto I 1
70121 Bari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ermenegilda Angelillis (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER
France
EU contribution
€ 270 300
Address
163 Rue Auguste Broussonnet
34090 Montpellier
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jean-Michel Portefaix (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 356 065
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martijn Deenen (Dr.)
VOLCANIC BASIN PETROLEUM RESEARCH AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 102 000
Address
Forskningsparken Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sverre Planke (Dr.)
EDA RENOVÁVEIS, S.A.
Portugal
Address
Central Geotérmica Do Pico Vermelho, Estrada Regional Da Lagoa Do Fogo
9600 - 499 Ribeira Grande Ribeira Grande, Ilha De São Miguel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mathilde Cunha (Mrs.)