Geothermal energy resources of Jizan, SW Saudi Arabia

Chandrasekharam, D. and Lashin, A. and Al Arifi, N. and Al Bassam, A. and Ranjith, P. G. and Varun, C. and Singh, H. K. (2015) Geothermal energy resources of Jizan, SW Saudi Arabia. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 109. pp. 55-67. ISSN 1464-343X

Abstract

Jizan geothermal province has evolved over an oceanic ridge slice which is under plated a thin continental crust. The area is characterized by high heat flow and high geothermal gradient and hosts several thermal and warm springs whose chemistry indicates a high temperature reservoir within the granites. The geophysical data indicated that the thermal fluids are fault controlled. The residence time of the fluids, estimated based on 14C, is about 33 kilo years. Oxygen isotope shift suggests that the reservoir temperature is around 220°C. It is estimated that the province can generate electricity of the order of 134×106kWh which can be effectively utilized to meet future fresh water demand and save CO2 emissions by decreasing the domestic oil and gas consumption.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences (1 July 2013 - 5 Sept 2019)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences (1 July 2013 - 5 Sept 2019)
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2019 23:44
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2019 06:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jizan, EGS, Saudi Arabia, Geothermal, CO2 emission
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0599 Other Environmental Sciences > 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.05.016
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35957

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