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Title: 3DHIP-Calculator A New Tool to Stochastically Assess Deep Geothermal Potential Using the Heat-In-Place Method from Voxel-Based 3D Geological Models
Author: Piris, G.
Herms, I.
Griera, Albert
Colomer, Montse
Arnó, Georgina
Gómez Rivas, Enrique
Keywords: Energia geotèrmica
Models geològics
Geothermal resources
Geological modeling
Issue Date: 4-Nov-2021
Publisher: MDPI
Abstract: The assessment of the deep geothermal potential is an essential task during the early phases of any geothermal project. The well-known 'Heat-In-Place' volumetric method is the most widely used technique to estimate the available stored heat and the recoverable heat fraction of deep geothermal reservoirs at the regional scale. Different commercial and open-source software packages have been used to date to estimate these parameters. However, these tools are either not freely available, can only consider the entire reservoir volume or a specific part as a single-voxel model, or are restricted to certain geographical areas. The 3DHIP-Calculator tool presented in this contribution is an open-source software designed for the assessment of the deep geothermal potential at the regional scale using the volumetric method based on a stochastic approach. The tool estimates the Heat-In-Place and recoverable thermal energy using 3D geological and 3D thermal voxel models as input data. The 3DHIP-Calculator includes an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) for visualizing and exporting the results to files for further postprocessing, including GIS-based map generation. The use and functionalities of the 3DHIP-Calculator are demonstrated through a case study of the Reus-Valls sedimentary basin (NE, Spain).
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It is part of: Energies, 2021, vol. 14, num. 21, p. 7338
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ISSN: 1996-1073
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