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Geothermal energy resources of Jizan, SW Saudi Arabia

Authors
  • CHANDRASEKHARAM, D
  • LASHIN, A
  • AL ARIFI, N
  • AL BASSAM, A
  • RANJITH, PG
  • VARUN, C
  • SINGH, HK
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2015
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DSpace at IIT Bombay
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English
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Abstract

Jizan geothermal province has evolved over an oceanic ridge slice which is under plated a thin continental crust. The area is characterized by high heat flow and high geothermal gradient and hosts several thermal and warm springs whose chemistry indicates a high temperature reservoir within the granites. The geophysical data indicated that the thermal fluids are fault controlled. The residence time of the fluids, estimated based on C-14, is about 33 kilo years. Oxygen isotope shift suggests that the reservoir temperature is around 220 degrees C. It is estimated that the province can generate electricity of the order of 134 x 10(6) kW h which can be effectively utilized to meet future fresh water demand and save CO2 emissions by decreasing the domestic oil and gas consumption. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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