Evaluation Of The Reconnaissance Results In Geothermal Exploration Using Gis

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Journal Article: Evaluation Of The Reconnaissance Results In Geothermal Exploration Using Gis

Abstract
Geographical Information System (GIS) is used to determine the spatial association between geophysical and geological evidence and production zones in a well-known geothermal field (Los Azufres, Mexico). Surface observations in Los Azufres were used to delineate areas characterized by high permeability and hot fluid transport from the reservoir: main faults, superficial fracture density, surface manifestations, contacts with the most recent rhyolite domes, and low values in the apparent resistivity surveys. Three knowledge-driven models were constructed based on a conceptual model of the field: a hydrothermal system in rough terrain with secondary permeability. Boolean, Index Overlay and Fuzzy scheme models were proposed and the results obtained show a good correlation with the location of the producing and non-producing wells that have been drilled in the field. The results obtained are useful for well siting (Boolean and Low-Risk Fuzzy models) or for planning further detailed exploration (Index Overlay and High-Risk Fuzzy models).

Author 
R. M. Prol-Ledesma








Published Journal 
Geothermics, 2000





DOI 
10.1016/S0375-6505(99)00051-6


 

Citation

R. M. Prol-Ledesma. 2000. Evaluation Of The Reconnaissance Results In Geothermal Exploration Using Gis. Geothermics. (!) .