Together with colleagues in sister spin-out company GeoEnergy Durham, we have over a decade of experience in providing geological and geospatial services to geothermal energy companies. Our expertise spans initial appraisal implementation and monitoring across a range of different geothermal scenarios.
Example Project 1: Geothermal Power Plant Monitoring
Energy Development Corporation
High-enthalpy geothermal power plants in high heat-flow regime near active tectonic plate margin.
Long-term near real-time monitoring of operational power generating facilities.
GNSS monitoring, time-series analysis, ground motion detection.
Example Project 2: Karst
Consortium of energy companies.
Subsurface karst systems can provide very high rates of fluid flow, that can help to make low-enthalpy geothermal energy commercially viable.
Providing detailed geometry and volumetrics of karst void spaces, and their quantitative spatial distribution in relationship to the natural fracture network
Lidar, geospatial analysis, fracture network characterisation.
Daniels et al. 2018, Jones et al. 2017, 2020. Also see: call for interest for a project to further enhance multi-scale characterisation of UK Carboniferous karst systems.
Other Geothermal Projects
GeoEnergy Durham Ltd.
GRL is part-owner and close collaborator of GeoEnergy Durham (GED), another spin-out company from the Earth Sciences department at Durham University.
GED has direct, hands-on experience in geothermal energy since 2010, including key involvement in drilling two deep research wells, an instrumental role in founding Brit Geothermal, the UK national research centre led by Durham University, as well as scores or research and commercial geothermal projects.
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