Determinacion del flujo de calor a partir de sondeos petroleros en la Cuenca Catalano-Balear

Translated title of the contribution: Determination of heat-flow from oil wells in the Catalan-Balearic Basin

A. M. Negredo*, M. Fernandez, M. J. Jurado

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Abstract

A method using information from oil wells has been applied to calculate heat flow at seven oil wells in the Valencia Trough, a Neogene extensional basin located in the western Mediterranean. The bulk thermal conductivity has been shown to be very sensitive to lithologic and porosity changes. A regional thermal gradient of 36 ± 2°C km-1 is obtained from the available temperature data. The calculated heat flow values are highly scattered, the maximum value being located in the southwestern part of the basin. The mean heat flow value in the study area is determined to be 85-90 mW m-2.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)27-40
Number of pages14
JournalActa Geologica Hispanica
Volume29
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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