A new Mine Water Geothermal Research Facility: the UK Geoenergy Observatory in Glasgow, Scotland
A. Monaghan, V. Starcher, H. Barron, O. Kuras, C. Abesser, J. Midgley, B. Ó Dochartaigh, F. Fordyce, S. Burke, H. Taylor-Curran and R. Luckett
Event name: 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019
Session: Geothermal Solutions for the Energy Mix of the Future (IGA)
Publication date: 03 June 2019
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 1.08Mb )
Price: € 20
A new subsurface mine water geothermal research facility, part of the UK Geoenergy Observatories, is being constructed in Glasgow. By reducing subsurface uncertainty, the project aims to encourage the widespread development of coal mine geothermal resources in areas close to former coalfield communities. In 2019, baseline and continuous monitoring data from the boreholes will start to become available via an online portal. This talk will describe the rationale for the research facility, the design, and summarise the planned data acquisition.