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Bruns, B. (author), Littke, R. (author), Gasparik, M. (author), van Wees, J.D. (author), Nelskamp, S. (author)
Sedimentary basins in NW-Germany and the Netherlands represent potential targets for shale gas exploration in Europe due to the presence of Cretaceous (Wealden) and Jurassic (Posidonia) marlstones/shales as well as various Carboniferous black shales. In order to assess the regional shale gas prospectivity of this area, a 3D high-resolution...
article 2016
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Worum, G. (author), van Wees, J.D. (author)
A workflow is presented to determine the detailed, high-resolution pattern of erosion in maturely explored Sedimentary Basins by analysing the sonic log-based interval velocity patterns of nine stratigraphic intervals complemented by a geometrical approach involving the extrapolation of 3-D seismic reflectors. The jointly evaluated results of...
article 2017
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Smit, J. (author), van Wees, J.D. (author), Cloetingh, S. (author)
The crustal seismic velocity structure of northwestern Europe shows a low P-wave velocity zone (LVZ) in the lower crust along the Caledonian Thor suture zone (TSZ) that cannot be easily attributed to Avalonia or Baltica plates abutting the TSZ. The LVZ appears to correspond to a hitherto unrecognized crustal segment (accretionary complex) that...
article 2016
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van Wees, J.D.A.M. (author), Orlic, B. (author), van Eijs, R. (author), Zijl, W. (author), Jongerius, P. (author), Schreppers, G.J. (author), Hendriks, M.A.N. (author), Cornu, T. (author), Nederlands Instituut voor Toegepaste Geowetenschappen TNO (author)
Current advances in finite element computer codes and increase in computer power theoretically allow quantitative modelling of the geomechanical effects of hydrocarbon depletion from reservoirs. Here we show that it is technically possible to incorporate the full complexity of the 3D geological structure of a reservoir including faults into...
article 2003
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Limberger, J. (author), Calcagno, P. (author), Manzella, A. (author), Trumpy, E. (author), Boxem, T. (author), Pluymaekers, M.P.D. (author), van Wees, J.D. (author)
In this study the resource base for EGS (enhanced geothermal systems) in Europe was quantified and economically constrained, applying a discounted cash-flow model to different techno-economic scenarios for future EGS in 2020, 2030, and 2050. Temperature is a critical parameter that controls the amount of thermal energy available in the...
article 2014
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Cloetingh, S. (author), van Wees, J.D. (author), Wesztergom, V. (author)
Geothermal energy is an important renewable energy resource, whose share is growing rapidly in the energy mix. Geosciences provide fundamental knowledge on Earth system processes and properties, required for the development of new methods to identify prospective geothermal resources suitable for exploitation. Through robust prediction and...
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van Wees, J.D.A.M. (author), Buijze, L. (author), van Thienen-Visser, K. (author), Nepveu, M. (author), Wassing, B.B.T. (author), Orlic, B. (author), Fokker, P.A. (author)
In this paper we present a review ofcontrolling geological, tectonic and engineering factors lor induced seismic¡ty associated to gas depletion in the Netherlands and we place experiences from extensive Dutch geomechanical studies in the past decade in the contex[ ofgeneric models for induced seismicity. Netherlands is in a mature gas production...
article 2014
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van Wees, J.D. (author), Osinga, S. (author), van Thienen-Visser, K. (author), Fokker, P.A. (author)
The Groningen gas field in the Netherlands experienced an immediate reduction in seismic events in the year following a massive cut in production. This reduction is inconsistent with existingmodels of seismicity predictions adopting compaction strains as proxy, since reservoir creep would then result in a more gradual reduction of seismic events...
article 2018
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Trumpy, E. (author), Botteghi, S. (author), Caiozzi, F. (author), Donato, A. (author), Gola, G. (author), Montanari, D. (author), Pluymaekers, M.P.D. (author), Santilano, A. (author), van Wees, J.D. (author), Manzella, A. (author)
In this study a new approach to geothermal potential assessment was set up and applied in four regions in southern Italy. Our procedure, VIGORThermoGIS, relies on the volume method of assessment and uses a 3D model of the subsurface to integrate thermal, geological and petro-physical data. The method thus produces 2D geothermal potential maps...
article 2016
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Beglinger, S.E. (author), van Wees, J.D. (author), Cloetingh, S. (author), Doust, H. (author)
The Campos Basin is a petroleum-productive, marginal sag basin along the Brazilian margin. It contains a stratigraphic sequence recording lithospheric extension and rift tectonics developing to a fully evolved postbreakup setting. We present a combined approach using subsidence analysis and basin history inversion models to make predictions on...
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Lipsey, L. (author), Pluymaekers, M. (author), Goldberg, T. (author), van Oversteeg, K. (author), Ghazaryan, L. (author), Cloetingh, S. (author), van Wees, J.D. (author)
The presence of convective fluid flow in permeable layers can create zones of anomalously high temperature which can be exploited for geothermal energy. Temperature measurements from the Luttelgeest-01 (LTG-01) well in the northern onshore region of the Netherlands indicate variations in the thermal regime that could be indicative of convection....
article 2016
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Gaucher, E. (author), Schoenball, M. (author), Heidbach, O. (author), Zang, A. (author), Fokker, P.A. (author), van Wees, J.D. (author), Kohl, T. (author)
In order to reach Europes 2020 and 2050 targets in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, geothermal resources will have to contribute substantially to meeting carbon-free energy needs. However, public opinion may prevent future large-scale application of deep geothermal power plants, because induced seismicity is often perceived as an unsolicited...
article 2015
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Buijze, L. (author), van Bijsterveldt, L. (author), Cremer, H. (author), Paap, B. (author), Veldkamp, H. (author), Wassing, B.B.T. (author), van Wees, J.-D. (author), van Yperen, G.C.N. (author), ter Heege, J.H. (author)
article 2020
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Abdul Fattah, R. (author), Meekes, S. (author), van Wees, J.D. (author)
article 2014
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Limberger, J. (author), Bonte, D. (author), de Vicente, G. (author), Beekman, F. (author), Cloetingh, S. (author), van Wees, J.D. (author)
Brittle basement and sedimentary rocks, in particular if these are underlain by radiogenic crust, are considered a prime target for enhanced geothermal systems (EGS). They are marked by high geothermal gradients, caused by radiogenic heat production, and are well suited to be used for geothermal doublets after hydraulic stimulation. Critical...
article 2017
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Limberger, J. (author), Boxem, T. (author), Pluymaekers, M. (author), Bruhn, D. (author), Manzella, A. (author), Calcagno, P. (author), Beekman, F. (author), Cloetingh, S. (author), van Wees, J.D. (author)
In this paper we present results of a global resource assessment for geothermal energy within deep aquifers for direct heat utilization. Greenhouse heating, spatial heating, and spatial cooling are considered in this assessment. We derive subsurface temperatures from geophysical data and apply a volumetric heat-in-place method to improve current...
article 2018
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Wassing, B.B.T. (author), van Wees, J.D. (author), Fokker, P.A. (author)
We constructed a coupled model to obtain a better understanding of the role of pore pressure changes in causing fracture reactivation and seismicity during enhanced geothermal systems operation (EGS). We implemented constitutive models for fractures in a continuum approach, which is advantageous because of the ease of integration in existing...
article 2014
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Fokker, P.A. (author), Borello, E.S. (author), Viberti, D. (author), Verga, F. (author), van Wees, J.D. (author)
Seasonal storage of heat in shallow aquifers for increasing the efficiency of geothermal energy systems requires a proper monitoring strategy. We expanded our earlier work on harmonic pulse testing (HPT) to incorporate the effect of a temperature front moving into the reservoir due to injection of hot (or cold) water. Our analytical solutions...
article 2021
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Nederlands Instituut voor Toegepaste Geowetenschappen TNO (author), van Balen, R.T. (author), van Bergen, F. (author), de Leeuw, C. (author), Pagnier, H. (author), Simmelink, H. (author), van Wees, J.D. (author), Verweij, J.M. (author)
The hydrocarbon systems of the Mesozoic, inverted West Netherlands Basin have been analyzed using 2-D forward modelling. Three source rocks are considered in the modelling: Lower Jurassic oil-prone shales, Westphalian gas-prone coal deposits, and Lower Namurian oil-prone shales. The Lower Namurian hydrocarbon system of the basin is discussed for...
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TNO Bouw en Ondergrond (author), de Vicente, G. (author), Vegas, R. (author), Muñoz-Martín, A. (author), van Wees, J.D.A.M. (author), Casas-Sáinz, A. (author), Sopeña, A. (author), Sánchez-Moya, Y. (author), Arche, A. (author), López-Gómez, J. (author), Olaiz, A. (author), Fernández-Lozano, J. (author)
The Iberian Chain is a wide intraplate deformation zone formed by the tectonic inversion during the Pyrenean orogeny of a Permian-Mesozoic basin developed in the eastern part of the Iberian Massif. The N-S convergence between Iberia and Eurasia from the Late Cretaceous to the Lower Miocene times produced significant intraplate deformation. The...
article 2009
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