An Audiomagnetotelluric Survey Over The Chaves Geothermal Field (Ne Portugal)

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Journal Article: An Audiomagnetotelluric Survey Over The Chaves Geothermal Field (Ne Portugal)

Abstract
In an attempt to define the resistivity model of the Chaves geothermal field in NE Portugal, a detailed survey with scalar audiomagnetotelluric measurements was performed. The soundings were made in the frequency range from 2300 to 4.1 Hz. Electrical resistivity models were derived from the application of 1-D inversion, 2-D trial and error modeling and 2-D inversion procedures. The resistivities inside the geothermal field are low, reaching not more than 30 Ωm and increasing up to 60-150 Ωm beneath the shallow geothermal reservoir. The conductance in the low resistivity zone (20-35 S) suggests that the geothermal field is behaving as a local conductivity anomaly, with predominant 2-D features. The low resistivity structure is associated with sedimentary and metamorphic rocks saturated with highly mineralized water and with fractured zones allowing upward movements of hydrothermal fluids. The range of porosity (13-27%) of the formations associated with the geothermal field was estimated using the modified Archie law.

Authors 
Fernando Acacio Monteiro Santos, Andre Dupis, Antonio Roque Andrade Afonso and Luis Alberto Mendes-Victor








Published Journal 
Geothermics, 1996





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Citation

Fernando Acacio Monteiro Santos,Andre Dupis,Antonio Roque Andrade Afonso,Luis Alberto Mendes-Victor. 1996. An Audiomagnetotelluric Survey Over The Chaves Geothermal Field (Ne Portugal). Geothermics. (!) .