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

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

Jonathan Banks, Nick Harris, Christopher Noyahr

Conference/Workshop

Completed Lab Renovations

Jonathan Banks, Nick Harris

Misc: Lab Development

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

Jonathan Banks, Nick Harris, Evan Renaud

Conference/Workshop

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

Jonathan Banks, Nick Harris, Evan Renaud

Conference/Workshop

Growing the North Conference Presentation

Jonathan Banks

Conference/Workshop

Hired Therme Adminstrator

Jonathan Banks, Martyn Unsworth

Misc

Magneto-telluric field work

Cedar Hanneson, Benjamin Lee

Misc: Research

Mount Meager geothermal project

Martyn Unsworth, Cedar Hanneson

Misc

Petrophysical Characterization of a Geothermal Reservoir near Hinton, Alberta

Jonathan Banks, Nick Harris, Christopher Noyahr

Conference/Workshop

Ross River Geothermal Well Drilling

Jonathan Banks

Misc: Research

Structural Mapping Field Work

Theron Finley, Noah Van Camp, Samuel Johnson

Misc: Research

APEGA Summit Award

Lianne Lefsrud

Award

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

Research Report

Geological Society of America Conference Poster

Jonathan Banks, Nick Harris, Evan Renaud

Conference Proceedings

Geological Society of America Conference Presentation

Jonathan Banks

Conference Proceedings

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, 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

Lab Equipment Installation

Jonathan Banks, Nick Harris

Misc: lab Development

Presentation at Cordilleran Tectonics workshop

Jonathan Banks, Martyn Unsworth, Theron Finley

Conference Proceedings

Regional crustal structure of the Southern Canadian Cordillera : implications for distribution of geothermal ressources

Martyn Unsworth, Cedar Hanneson

Scholarly Refereed Journal

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

Casey Lavigne

Masters Thesis

Ross River Well Core Logging

Jonathan Banks

Misc: Research Collaboration

Sedimentary Basin Geothermal Favourabiity Mapping and Power Generation Assessments.

Jonathan Banks

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Structural constraints on the setting of geothermal manifestations in the Southern Canadian Canadian Cordillera

Martyn Unsworth, Theron Finley

Scholarly Refereed Journal

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

Jonathan Banks

Research Report

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

Scholarly Refereed Journal