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  Towards a de-carbonized energy system in north-eastern Morocco: Prospective geothermal resource

Type de publication:

Journal Article

Source:

Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 16, Ticket 4, p.2207-2216 (2012)

ISBN:

1364-0321

Numéro d'accès:

WOS:000302823000036

URL:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364032111006009

Mots-clés:

UMR 7154 ; Dynamique des Fluides Géologiques ; Geothermal gradient ; Heat flow ; Thermal spring ; Geothermometer ; Geothermal potential ; Morocco

Résumé:

Geothermal data has been indicating promising potentialities in the north-eastern Morocco. This paper presents new temperature data, recently recorded in water boreholes located in the Berkane and Oujda areas. Generally, the observed temperature gradients are rather high. One hole near Berkane, revealed an average geothermal gradient of more than 110 degrees C/km at depths greater than 300 in. This result confirms the geothermal gradient estimated in a mining borehole located about 30 km west of the Berkane borehole, in which water temperature of 96 degrees C is reached at a depth of about 700 m. Such a high geothermal gradient, exceeding by far the ones already determined for northeastern Morocco, could act as a stimulus to programs aimed at the geothermal exploitation of high temperature aquifers. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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