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Using MT Technologies For Rapid, Cost Effective and Accurate Geothermal Resource Detection

Geothermal energy is one of the Earth's largest energy sources, creating clean, low-cost electricity for millions of people around the world.

MT exploration provides important data for locating and exploiting these valuable resources, in an environmentally friendly, reliable and cost-effective way.

Phoenix Geophysics is a world leader in the development and application of MT for geothermal resource exploration. Using real-time, remote-reference processing techniques, Phoenix has acquired top-quality data and pinpointed the location of geothermal sources around the world. Exploration has been carried out both in high noise environments close to existing geothermal power plants and in greenfield exploration in rugged and remote areas with high levels of cultural noise. Examples are Hatchobaru, Japan, Negros Island in the Philippines, and Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean.

To learn more

To learn more about geothermal reservoir exploration applications of Phoenix MT Instrumentation, please see these newsletter articles:
Italy Philippines Réunion Réunion Kenya Iceland
You can also see these PowerPoint slides about geothermal exploration by Nordwest Ltd (in Russian).

What our Clients say...

Letters of reference from our customers:

deep rapid reconnaissance and detailed follow-up

From near-surface down to any practical drilling depth and beyond, MT allows rapid reconnaissance of areas as large as tens of square kilometers, while detecting conductive zones to 2000 m and deeper.
Closely spaced stations along lines or nets provide data redundancy, high lateral resolution, and a continuous picture of the subsurface resistivity structure.
In a two-pass methodology, station and line spacing are as wide as possible in the first pass to keep cost to a minimum. Once areas of interest have been identified, a second pass with more stations at closer spacing increases resolution. The result is rapid, accurate, and cost-effective identification of conductive mineralized zones.

rapid, cost-effective mapping of conductive zones

Equipment weighs only 30 kg per site, so it's portable by backpack, ATV, snowmobile, or helicopter, from tundra to jungle, in any season. This logistic simplicity reduces cost and increases productivity.
The small footprint and environmentally benign installation make the technique practical almost anywhere.
Flexible site location and offline sensitivity allow meaningful profiles to be constructed without the rigid grid of methods like seismic and IP.
Induction vectors indicate the direction and relative strength of offline conductors and are especially useful where the surface is resistive or frozen (no electrodes required).
MT/AMT sees through the thick conductive clay (impenetrable by airborne or other surface techniques) that covers many prospective areas.
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