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. The project is focussed on field studies in (1) southern British Columbia where targets include the Rocky Mountain Trench and Garibaldi Volcanic Belt (2) Yukon where targets include the Tinitina Trench at Ross River and (3) Alberta Basin where basin hosted geothermal systems are being investigated.


Faculty and academic staff involved in this project include:

Martyn Unsworth (EAS/Physics): Exploration geophysics 


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

3-D geophysical study of Southern British Columbia

Martyn Unsworth, Cedar Hanneson

Misc

A Regional Resistivity Model of the Southeastern Canadian Cordillera from 3-D Inversion of Magnetotelluric Data

Cedar Hanneson

Conference/Workshop

Cenozoic fault kinematics and crustal stress in southeastern BC: controls on the occurrence of thermal springs and potential geothermal resources

Jonathan Banks, Martyn Unsworth, Theron Finley

Conference/Workshop

Drilling into magma at the Krafla geothermal field: an assessment of the magnetotelluric data sensitivity

Benjamin Lee

Event

Geothermal Energy and Volcanic Hazards at Mount Meager, British Columbia

Martyn Unsworth, Cedar Hanneson

Conference/Workshop

Ground-truthing electromagnetic surveys with petrological analysis

Martyn Unsworth, Theron Finley, Benjamin Lee

Misc

Growing the North Conference Presentation

Jonathan Banks

Conference/Workshop

Hired Therme Adminstrator

Jonathan Banks, Martyn Unsworth

Misc

Hugh C. Morris Fellowship travels

Theron Finley

Visiting Student (outgoing)

Looking Under the Rockies with Radio Waves

Cedar Hanneson

Event

Magnetotelluric Investigations in Southern British Columbia: Looking for Heat in the Mountains

Cedar Hanneson

Conference/Workshop

Magnetotelluric field work for geothermal study

Martyn Unsworth, Cedar Hanneson, Benjamin Lee

Misc: Research

Mount Meager geothermal project

Martyn Unsworth, Cedar Hanneson

Misc

Ross River Geothermal Well Drilling

Jonathan Banks

Misc: Research

Structural Mapping Fieldwork in southeastern BC (summer 2018)

Theron Finley, Noah Van Camp, Samuel Johnson

Misc

Structural Mapping Fieldwork in southeastern BC (summer 2019)

Theron Finley

Misc

Visit to Paipa geothermal field

Martyn Unsworth

Misc

AGES scholarship to Cedar Hanneson

Cedar Hanneson

Award

APEGA Summit Award

Lianne Lefsrud

Award

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Graduate Scholarship in Geophysics

Benjamin Lee

Award

EKMG scholarship to Cedar Hanneson

Cedar Hanneson

Award

Geoscience BC Annual Graduate Scholarship

Theron Finley

Award

Hibbs travel award to Cedar Hanneson

Cedar Hanneson

Award

Honourable Mention in the Jerome H. Remick III Student Poster Awards, RFG conference

Theron Finley

Award

Hugh Morris Fellowship

Theron Finley

Award

NSERC CGS-Master's

Theron Finley

Award

QE2 scholarship to Cedar Hanneson

Cedar Hanneson

Award

QE2 scholarship to Cedar Hanneson

Cedar Hanneson

Award

Walter H. Johns Fellowship

Theron Finley

Award

A world tour of geothermal resources: Lessons learned as a Hugh C. Morris Fellow

Theron Finley

Invited/Keynote

An introduction to geothermal exploration using electromagnetic methods, with application to Western Canada

Martyn Unsworth

Invited/Keynote

Applications of magnetotellurics in geothermal exploration

Martyn Unsworth

Invited/Keynote

Applications of magnetotellurics in geothermal exploration

Martyn Unsworth

Invited/Keynote

Around the world in 120 days: One student's journey around the globe for geoscience

Theron Finley

Article in popular media

Cenozoic fault kinematics and crustal stress in southeastern BC: controls on the distribution of thermal springs and potential geothermal resources

Jonathan Banks, Martyn Unsworth, Theron Finley

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Geological Society of America Conference Presentation

Jonathan Banks

Conference Proceedings

Geological structure, thermal spring distribution, and geothermal energy potential in the southern Canadian Cordillera

Jonathan Banks, Martyn Unsworth, Theron Finley

Conference Proceedings

Geothermal Energy in Canada

Martyn Unsworth

Invited/Keynote

Geothermal Energy in Canada

Martyn Unsworth

Invited/Keynote

Geothermal Energy in Canada

Martyn Unsworth

Invited/Keynote

Geothermal Theme Website

Jonathan Banks, Shyra Craig

Website

Geothermal energy blog

Theron Finley

Website

Geothermal exploration of the Rocky Mountain Trench using magnetotellurics

Martyn Unsworth, Theron Finley, Benjamin Lee

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Imaging the magmatic system beneath the Krafla geothermal field, Iceland: A new 3-D electrical resistivity model from inversion of magnetotelluric data

Martyn Unsworth, Benjamin Lee

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Improved geothermal exploration with magnetotellurics

Benjamin Lee

PhD Thesis

Interview about geothermal energy in Hawaii

Martyn Unsworth

Interview (Broadcast or Text)

Linking Regional-Scale Crustal Structures to Small-Scale Geothermal Systems with Magnetotelluric Exploration: An Example from the Southeastern Canadian Cordillera

Martyn Unsworth, Cedar Hanneson, Theron Finley

Conference Proceedings

Magnetotelluric exploration in the southeastern Canadian Cordillera: Regional-scale crust structures associated with geothermal systems

Martyn Unsworth, Cedar Hanneson

Conference Proceedings

Post-Eocene kinematics of faults that host potential geothermal systems in southeastern British Columbia

Jonathan Banks, Martyn Unsworth, Theron Finley

Conference Proceedings

Presentation at Cordilleran Tectonics workshop

Jonathan Banks, Martyn Unsworth, Theron Finley

Conference Proceedings

Ross River Well Core Logging

Jonathan Banks

Misc: Research Collaboration

Structural settings of convective hydrothermal systems in southeastern British Columbia (parts of NTS 082E–G, J–O,083C, D)

Jonathan Banks, Martyn Unsworth, Theron Finley

Report, brief, and other forms of grey literature

Structurally-controlled geothermal systems in southeastern BC

Theron Finley

Masters Thesis

The structural settings of convective hydrothermal systems in southeastern British Columbia, Canada

Jonathan Banks, Martyn Unsworth, Cedar Hanneson, Theron Finley

Conference Proceedings

Using magnetotelluric data in geothermal exploration and volcanology

Martyn Unsworth

Invited/Keynote