ANR Geresfault

Geothermal resources of crustal fault zones: exploring new systems for competitive geothermal power production

This industry-academic collaboration explores the geothermal energy potential of crustal fault zones. Using the Pontgibaud fault zone in the French Massif Central as a case study, Geresfault will develop a multi-scale approach to the characterisation and assessment of geothermal systems rooted in fault zones. Through a combination of field studies, experimental petrophysics, geophysics, and numerical modelling, the project will address how petrophysical properties measured in the lab can be upscaled and incorporated into 3D geological and numerical models that will then be used to constrain hydrothermal systems at the fault, crustal, and lithospheric scales.

Financed by: French National Research Agency (ANR)

Project leader: BRGM, French Geological Survey

Project partners:
ISTO, Institut des Sciences de la Terre d’Orléans
ITES, Institut Terre et Environnement de Strasbourg
TLS-Geothermics
ISTeP, Instiut des Sciences de la Terre de Paris
LGO, Laboratoire Géosciences Océan
GET, Géosciences Environnement Toulouse
IMAGIR
Storengy

ITES budget: 216 500€

Project length: 2020-2024

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