A Rock Physics Feasibility Study of the Geothermal Gassum Reservoir, Copenhagen Area, Denmark
K. Bredesen, E. Dalgaard, A. Mathiesen and N. Balling
Event name: 80th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2018
Session: Rock Physics IV - Elastic and Electric Properties and Geothermal
Publication date: 11 June 2018
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The subsurface of Denmark stores significant amounts of renewable geothermal energy which may contribute to domestic heating for centuries. However, establishing a successful geothermal plant with robust production capacity require reservoirs with sufficient high porosity and permeability. Modern quantitative seismic interpretation is a good approach to de-risk prospects and gain reservoir insight, but is so far not widely used for geothermal applications. In this study we perform a rock physics feasibility study as a pre-step towards quantitative seismic interpretation of geothermal reservoirs, primarily in areas around Copenhagen. The results argue that it may be possible to use AVO and seismic inversion data to distinguish geothermal sandstone reservoirs from surrounding shales and to estimate porosity and permeability. Moreover, this study may represent new possibilities for future rock physics analysis serving as a tool in exploration and characterization of green geothermal reservoirs.