Large scale 3D seismic research planned for Saxonia, Germany

Large scale 3D seismic research planned for Saxonia, Germany Erzgebirge, Sachsen, Germany (source: flickr/Pierre Numérique, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 17 Jul 2012

A large scale 3D seismic project is planned for this fall in the state of Saxonia in Germany to evaluate geothermal potential in this region with implications for regions with similar geology in Germany.

A recent news article describes the planned large scale 3D seismic project to be conducted later this summer into the fall in Saxonia in Germany.

The goal of this extensive project with an estimated cost of EUR 5 million ($6 million) is to help to structurally classify geothermal reservoirs in the region.

The project is financed by the Federal Ministry for the Environment and conducted by the Leibniz Institute in Hannover.

Starting in the middle of August, the twelve week program is to be operatively conducted by DMT.

It is expected that the seismic research program will also help to evaluate potential geothermal resources in areas with similar kristalline geology  in Germany.

The project is a joint project by the group in Hannover, the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology and the Geological Survey of Saxonia.

Project Website (in German)

Source: Jura Forum (in German)