Total project cost
ISK 461 M
ISK 30 M
The project is a comprehensive Icelandic and USA cooperation under the International Partnership for Geothermal Technology (IPGT) agreement. The focus is set on the development of joint geophysical imaging methodologies for geothermal site characterization and the demonstration of their potential in three areas: Krafla, the Reykjanes- Hengill areas in Iceland, and Coso, California, in the USA.
The emphasis is on joint inversion of passive seismic (micro- earthquake) and Electro- Magnetic (EM) gravity and earthquake data. The joint inversion was made in an innovative paradigm of joint geometry rather than a parametric correlation. The project consists of four increasingly ambitious stages, from state of the art to fully joint inversion.
Final report 2014
3D MT Characterization of Two Geothermal Fields in Iceland; Gasperikova, E., Newman, Gr., Feucht, D., Árnason, K., (2011); Geothermal Resource Council Transactions, Conference proceedings (Vol. 35).
3D Inversion of MT data in Geothermal exploration: A workflow and application to Hengill, Iceland; Rosenkjaer, G.K ., Oldenburg, D. (2012, January 30 – February 1); Thirty-Seventh Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Stanford University, Stanford, California, Conference proceedings (SGP-TR-194).
Advanced 3D Geophysical Imaging Technologies for Geothermal Resource Characterization; Zhang, H., Gasperikova, E., Parker, B., Tryggvason, A., Gudmundsson, O., Seher, T., Newman, G., Fehler, M., Árnason, K. (2012); Geothermal Resource Council Transactions; Conference proceedings, (Vol. 36).
Advanced 3D Geophysical Imaging Technologies for Geothermal Resource Characterization; Rosenkjær, G.K. (2012); GEORG Geothermal Research Cluster Meeting Reykjavik Iceland.