Imaging, Characterizing and Modelling Canada’s Geothermal Resources

The purpose of this project is to identify Canadian geothermal resources, characterize the reservoirs in which the resources are found, and model the thermodynamic and hydrogeologic processes that occur during geothermal resource exploitation.  Research is focused on the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, the southern Rocky Mountain Trench in British Columbia and the Tintina Trench in the Yukon.  Activities in this project are sponsored both by local municipalities looking for pragmatic ways to exploit their geothermal resources, as well as geothermal developers looking to build Canada's first geothermal power plants.


Faculty and academic staff involved in this project include:

Martyn Unsworth (EAS/Physics): Exploration geophysics


Nick Harris (EAS): Reservoir characterization


 


Jonathan Banks (EAS): Geochemistry; cross-over with Project 2

3-D MT study of Southeast British Columbia

Martyn Unsworth, Cedar Hanneson

Activity

Characterizing Deep Basin Siliciclastic Reservoirs for Geothermal Use Near Hinton, Alberta

Jonathan Banks, Nick Harris, Christopher Noyahr

Activity

Completed Lab Renovations

Jonathan Banks, Nick Harris

Activity

Geothermal resource characterization of the Slave Point Formation at Clarke Lake Field, B.C., Canada

Jonathan Banks, Nick Harris, Evan Renaud

Activity

Geothermal resource characterization of the Slave Point Formation at Clarke Lake Field, B.C., Canada

Jonathan Banks, Nick Harris, Evan Renaud

Activity

Growing the North Conference Presentation

Jonathan Banks

Activity

Hired Therme Adminstrator

Jonathan Banks, Martyn Unsworth

Activity

Magneto-telluric field work

Cedar Hanneson, Benjamin Lee

Activity

Petrophysical Characterization of a Geothermal Reservoir near Hinton, Alberta

Jonathan Banks, Nick Harris, Christopher Noyahr

Activity

Ross River Geothermal Well Drilling

Jonathan Banks

Activity

Structural Mapping Field Work

Theron Finley, Noah Van Camp, Samuel Johnson

Activity

Hugh Morris Fellowship

Theron Finley

Award

NSERC CGSM scholarship to Theron Finley

Theron Finley

Award

QE2 scholarship to Cedar Hanneson

Cedar Hanneson

Award

Walter H. Johns Fellowship

Theron Finley

Award

Dynamic geothermal reservoir modeling in the Clarke Lake Gas Field, NE British Columbia

Jonathan Banks, Nick Harris, Evan Renaud

Publication

Geological Society of America Conference Poster

Jonathan Banks, Nick Harris, Evan Renaud

Publication

Geological Society of America Conference Presentation

Jonathan Banks

Publication

Geothermal Theme Website

Jonathan Banks, Shyra Craig

Publication

Lab Equipment Installation

Jonathan Banks, Nick Harris

Publication

Presentation at Cordilleran Tectonics workshop

Jonathan Banks, Martyn Unsworth, Theron Finley

Publication

Resource Assessment of Geothermal Reservoir in Western Alberta and Evaluation of Utilization Options Using Non-Renewable Energy Displacement

Casey Lavigne

Publication

Sedimentary Basin Geothermal Favourabiity Mapping and Power Generation Assessments.

Jonathan Banks

Publication

Techno-economic Assessment of Geothermal Energy Resources in the Sedimentary Basin in Northeastern British Columbia

Jonathan Banks

Publication

Using Oil and Gas Data to Estimate Geothermal Resources in Sedimentary Basing: A Case Study from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin

Jonathan Banks, Nick Harris

Publication