Articles | Volume 45
04 Sep 2018
 | 04 Sep 2018

Preliminary studies for an integrated assessment of the hydrothermal potential of the Pechelbronn Group in the northern Upper Rhine Graben

Meike Hintze, Barbara Plasse, Kristian Bär, and Ingo Sass

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Cited articles

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Arndt, D.: Geologische Strukturmodellierung von Hessen zur Bestimmung von Geopotenzialen, Ph.D. thesis, TU Darmstadt, Germany, 199 pp., 2012. 
Arndt, D., Bär, K., Fritsche, J.-G., Kracht, M., Sass, I., and Hoppe, A.: 3D structural model of the Federal State of Hesse (Germany) for geo-potential evaluation, Z. dt. Ges. Geowiss., 162, 353-370, Stuttgart (Schweizerbart), 2011. 
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The presented study is conducted within the scope of the joint research project "Hessen 3D 2.0" (BMWI-FKZ: 0325944) and aims at assessing the hydrothermal potential of the Pechelbronn Group for direct heat use by means of an integrated 3-D structural-geothermal model that serves to locate potential exploration areas. The assessment is based on reservoir temperature, (net)thickness of the reservoir horizon as well as on petrophysical, thermal and hydraulic rock properties.