CGG develops tool for screening geothermal lithium resources

CGG develops tool for screening geothermal lithium resources Map of investigated screening locations for lithium brines (source: CGG website)
Carlo Cariaga 4 Apr 2022

The study by CGG will help researchers and developers to screen geothermal resources based on their potential for lithium extraction.

Global geoscience technology company CGG has released a new GeoVerseTM Lithium Brine Screening study to support the search for new sources of this critical energy transition element.  The global study, supported by industry funding and available for license, provides a data-rich screening tool to enable explorers, operators, investors and extraction technology companies to discover, evaluate and compare lithium brine opportunities.

Our Lithium Brine Screening study is the latest module in our exciting new suite of GeoVerse products in our Earth Data Library designed to support the energy transition. CGG is continuing to focus its geoscience data, know-how and data science expertise on addressing the challenges in the fields of geothermal energy, critical mineral exploration and carbon and energy storage.” said CGG EVP Dechun Lin.

The Lithium Brine Screening study and supporting primary data is delivered though the GeoVerse platform and leverages CGG’s unique Earth Data Library, as well as its extensive experience in geothermal and mineral systems. Experts from CGG’s Minerals & Mining team developed a proprietary methodology to evaluate more than 250,000 datapoints and 27,000 lithium measurements to create a comprehensive and consistent water chemistry database, supplemented by key engineering and geochemical characteristics, to help inform project development and investment decisions.

Earlier this year, CGG also announced the release of a Geothermal Resource Assessment study on the GeoVerse platform, as we reported. This study helps in identifying areas for potential geothermal development using a suite of subsurface and surface exploration data. The study and supporting primary data, delivered through the GeoVerse platform, allows subscribers to interrogate data in an interactive environment to address key geothermal system questions.

Source: CGG