Please consider submitting an abstract to session 7k at Goldschmidt 2021, Lyon: "Geothermal Energy, Natural H2 and He sources, Shale gas/oil and Gas Hydrate: the new frontiers of sub-surface energy exploration" convened by Carmine Apollaro (Univ. Calabria), Cong Chen (Dalian Univ.), Giovanni Vespasiano (Univ. Calabria), Weishong Li (Dalian Univ.), Chris Boreham (Geoscience Australia) and Laurent Truche (Univ. Grenoble Alpes).
"Global warming and the need to eliminate global anthropogenic carbon missions has focused attention on how to exploit alternative sub-surface sources and the implications of continued extraction of carbon-based sources. This session will include work on sub-surface energy sources including low- and high-enthalpy geothermal energy, H2 and He resources, shale gas, shale oil, and natural gas hydrates.
- New reliable methods for investigating geothermal systems based on geological field observations, structural geology, geophysical methods and geochemical characterization of fluids and gases are required for efficient exploitation and adequate management.
- Practical guidelines and pathfinders for targeting natural H2 and He sources and reservoirs are urgently needed for precise resource assessments.
- Traditional and CO2 based technologies with geologic carbon sequestration for efficient exploration and exploitation of shale gas, oil and gas hydrates.
Specifically, this session will bring together presentations based on multidisciplinary approaches in terms of field investigations (geology, geophysics, geochemistry), water and gas characterization, laboratory experiments and computer simulations that will build our understanding about the general conceptual model and improve knowledge about the mechanisms and physico-chemical factors that control fluids migration in the crust."
Goldschmidt 2021 is expected to be an 'hybrid' conference, with both in-person and online components, between the 4th and 9th of July. Please note that depending on the pandemic situation, the format of the conference may change to a full on-line system.
Please find the session description below. Abstract submission will open on 15 January and close on 26 February. Submissions from students and early career scientists are especially encouraged.
Carmine Apollaro, Cong Chen , Giovanni Vespasiano, Weishong Li, Chris Boreham, and Laurent Truche