AuScope Geothermal Demonstrators - Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia
reportposted on 01.09.2020, 05:12 by Steve Quenette, Craig O'Neill
AuScope aims to establish world-class research infrastructure to enable the characterisation of structure and evolution for the Australian continent. AuScope's Simulation, Analysis and Modelling capability makes it possible to draw together geological data-products and analysis software, for the purpose of developing quality scenario models.This allows researchers to test geological hypotheses and to answer large-scale “what-if ” questions relevant to Australia’s geological resources.
This 2010 demonstrator an example "what-if" scenario. The model below shows the geothermal potential of New South Wales' Gunnedah basin combining information from over 150 exploration holes, and all available geophysical data. It shows the temperature of the Lachlan-foldbelt basement beneath the thick sedimentary cover of particular interest to Dr Craig O’Neill's research group. The demonstrator embeds a 3D model into the pdf, to enable interaction.