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Geothermal energy from the main karoo basin (South Africa): An outcrop analogue study of permian sandstone reservoir formations

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dc.contributor.author Campbell, SA
dc.contributor.author Lenhardt, N
dc.contributor.author Dippenaar, MA
dc.contributor.author Götz, AE
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-14T10:29:30Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-14T10:29:30Z
dc.date.copyright 2016-11-01
dc.date.issued 2016-11-01
dc.identifier.citation Campbell, SA, Lenhardt, N, Dippenaar, MA & Götz, AE 2016, ‘Geothermal energy from the Main Karoo Basin (South Africa): An outcrop analogue study of Permian sandstone reservoir formations’, Energy Procedia, Vol. 97, pp. 186-193 Viewed 05 September 2018, Elsevier, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876610216310086 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1876-6102
dc.identifier.uri https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876610216310086
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10907/2969
dc.description.abstract The geothermal potential of the Main Karoo Basin has not been addressed in the past. A first assessment of Permian sandstone formations in the Eastern Cape Province, including down-hole temperature data from deep boreholes, and evaluation of groundwater temperature and heat flow values from literature leads to 3130 TWh (11.3 EJ) of power generation potential within the central and southern parts of the basin. The low permeability lithotypes may be operated as enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), depending on the fracture porosity in the deeper subsurface. In some areas auto-convective thermal water circulation might be expected and direct heat use becomes reasonable. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Research Foundation (South Africa) en_US
dc.format.extent 8 p. en_US
dc.format.medium PDF en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States en_US
dc.subject Geothermal potential en_US
dc.subject Renewable Energy en_US
dc.subject Thermophysical Rock Properties en_US
dc.subject Karoo Basin en_US
dc.title Geothermal energy from the main karoo basin (South Africa): An outcrop analogue study of permian sandstone reservoir formations en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Elsevier en_US


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