Workpackages 2 - Research

WP 2.04: Improvement of exploration concepts

The main objective of WP 2.04 were:

  • To combine different state-of-the art mapping, acquisition remote sensing and modeling techniques for a selected set of prospective areas to enhance the understanding of these systems.
  • To implement water-rock geochemistry as a tool to support the understanding the geothermal system of the selected scenarios.

Case studies may include the Bajawa field on the Flores, and possibly other potential areas on the same island. 

The following exploration challenges have been addressed by the consortium, depending on Indonesian needs:

  • Deploying advanced 3D mapping of field and prospect data, allowing to visually integrate all available data, and to arrive at improved subsurface interpretation focused towards structural interpretation of volcanic lineament systems.
  • Geochmistry to validate the data and anlyze outcropping rocks along with drill cores.
  • Application of Novel exploration techniques to improve imaging of structural controls (e.g. noise interferometry, CSMT/MT, thermal remote sensing, InSAR, airborne geophysics, high density LiDAR,…)
  • GGG interpretation and modelling, e.g.numerical and analogue coupled models to identify and delineate permeable and high temperature zones controlled by volcanic lineament structurization
  • Reprocessing of some existing Indonesian MT / seismic data sets with currentindustry standard processing techniques. This will serve to showcase the improvements that are possible by using modern processing approaches.

More information on this work package can be found in the GEOCAP Handbook