Structure identification of geothermal field "x" using ML-SVD method of gravity data

M. A. Naufal, M. S. Rosid

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Understanding the main geothermal components such as clay cap, reservoir, heat source and faults structure can reduce the risk at the drilling stage. The role of the faults is very important since it can be a recharge/discharge medium of geothermal fluid. One method that can be used to identify the faults is the gravity method. The combination of the upward continuation and second vertical derivative (ML-SVD) methods is carried out to characterize the geological structure both the slope direction, depth estimation, dip estimation and type of structure. Upward continuation is carried out from a height of 0 - 2000 meters with an interval of 250 meters. SVD filter is applied at each height level. ML-SVD result shows that the fault structures at the study area have a value of dip > 70° with various fault configurations. Some faults are estimated at a certain depth under a layer of rock. ML-SVD shows a circular pattern that indicated as a caldera structure. The fault orientation of the study area tends SW-NE and NW-SE with dip perpendicular to the strike.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012055
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020
Event2nd International Conference on Science and Innovated Engineering, i-COSINE 2019 - Malacca, Malaysia
Duration: 9 Nov 201910 Nov 2019


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