Gravity analysis for geothermal reconnaissance in Costa Rica

Hakim Saibi, Essam Aboud

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Abstract

Two geothermal fields in Costa Rica were investigated by gravity surveys in an attempt to delineate their subsurface structures. The surveys improve the understanding of the relation between the geothermal systems and subsurface structure. The gravity data are analyzed using integrated gradient interpretation techniques such as the Horizontal Gradient (HG) and Euler Deconvolution methods. With these techniques, many faults are detected and compared with those found in the surface geology. The results of this study lead to a better understanding of the geothermal system in the study area and may aid in future geothermal exploration.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Event2nd International Conference on Engineering Geophysics - Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Nov 23 2013Nov 27 2013

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Other2nd International Conference on Engineering Geophysics
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAl Ain
Period11/23/1311/27/13

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Costa Rica
reconnaissance
geothermal system
gravity
gravitation
gradients
gravity survey
deconvolution
geology
analysis
method

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics

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Saibi, H., & Aboud, E. (2013). Gravity analysis for geothermal reconnaissance in Costa Rica. Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on Engineering Geophysics, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

Gravity analysis for geothermal reconnaissance in Costa Rica. / Saibi, Hakim; Aboud, Essam.

2013. Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on Engineering Geophysics, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

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Saibi, H & Aboud, E 2013, 'Gravity analysis for geothermal reconnaissance in Costa Rica', Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on Engineering Geophysics, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, 11/23/13 - 11/27/13.
Saibi H, Aboud E. Gravity analysis for geothermal reconnaissance in Costa Rica. 2013. Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on Engineering Geophysics, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.
Saibi, Hakim ; Aboud, Essam. / Gravity analysis for geothermal reconnaissance in Costa Rica. Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on Engineering Geophysics, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.
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