Joint geophysical data analysis for geothermal energy exploration

Antony Munika Wamalwa, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

Geophysical data modelling often yields non-unique results and hence the interpretation of the resulting models in terms of underlying geological units and structures is not a straightforward problem. However, if multiple datasets are available for a region of study, an integrated interpretation of models for each of the geophysical data may results to a more realistic geological description. This study not only demonstrates the strength of resistivity analysis for geothermal fields but also the gains from interpreting resistivity data together with other geophysical data such as gravity and seismic data. Various geothermal fields have been examined in this study which includes Silali and Menengai geothermal fields in Kenya and Coso geothermal field in California, USA. ^

Subject Area

Geophysics|Energy

Recommended Citation

Wamalwa, Antony Munika, "Joint geophysical data analysis for geothermal energy exploration" (2011). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI3489993.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI3489993

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