WG6 Geology: Publications


Aichholzer C, Duringer P, Genter A. (2019) Detailed descriptions of the lower-middle Triassic and Permian formations using cores and gamma-rays from the EPS-1 exploration geothermal borehole (Soultz-sous-Forêts, Upper Rhine Graben, France). Geothermal Energy, 7(34). doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40517-019-0148-1.

Duringer P, Aichholzer C, Orciani S, Genter A. (2019) The complete lithostratigraphic section of the geothermal wells in Rittershoffen (Upper Rhine Graben, eastern France): a key for future geothermal wells. BSGF – Earth Sciences Bulletin, 190 :13. https://doi.org/10.1051/bsgf/2019012.

Harlé P, Kushnir A R L , Aichholzer C, Heap M J, Hehn R, Maurer V, Baud P, Richard A, Genter A, Duringer P. (2019) Heat flow estimates in the Upper Rhine Graben using laboratory measurements of thermal conductivity on sedimentary rocks. Geothermal Energy, 7(38). doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40517-019-0154-3


Glaas C, Genter A, Girard J F, Patrier P, Vidal J. (2018) How do the geological and geophysical signatures of permeable fractures in granitic basement evolve after long periods of natural circulation? Insights from the Rittershoffen geothermal wells (France). Geothermal Energy, 6(14). doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40517-018-0100-9.

Vidal J, Genter A. (2018) Overview of naturally permeable fractured reservoirs in the central and southern Upper Rhine Graben: Insights from geothermal wells. Geothermics, 74: 57-73. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geothermics.2018.02.003.

Vidal J, Patrier P, Genter A, Beaufort D, Dezayes C, Glass C, Lerouge C, Sanjuan B. (2018) Clay minerals related to the circulation of geothermal fluids in boreholes at Rittershoffen (Alsace, France). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 349: 192-204. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.10.019.


Baujard C, Genter A, Dalmais E, Maurer V, Hehn R, Rosillette R, Vidal J, Schmittbuhl J. (2017)  Hydrothermal characterization of wells GRT-1 and GRT-2 in Rittershoffen, France : Implications on the understanding of natural flow systems in the Rhine Graben. Geothermics, 65: 255–268. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geothermics.2016.11.001.

Schill E, Genter A, Cuenot N, Kohl T. (2017) Hydraulic performance history at the Soultz EGS reservoirs from stimulation and long-term circulation tests. Geothermics, 70: 110-124. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geothermics.2017.06.003.

Vidal J, Genter A, Chopin F. (2017) Permeable fracture zones in the hard rocks of the geothermal reservoir at Rittershoffen, France. Journal of Geophysical Research: Sold Earth, 122(7): 4864-4887. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JB014331.


Aichholzer C, Duringer P, Orciani S, Genter A. (2016) New stratigraphic interpretation of the Soultz-sous-Forêts 30-year-old geothermal wells calibrated on the recent one from Rittershoffen (Upper Rhine Graben, France). Geothermal Energy, 4(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40517-016-0055-7.

Vidal J, Genter A, Schmittbuhl J. (2016) Pre-and post-stimulation characterization of geothermal well GRT-1, Rittershoffen, France: insights from acoustic image logs of hard fractured rock. Geophysical Journal International, 206(2): 845-860. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggw181.


Vidal J, Genter A, Schmittbuhl J. (2015) How do permeable fractures in the Triassic sediments of Northern Alsace characterize the top of hydrothermal convective cells? Evidence from Soultz geothermal boreholes (France). Geothermal Energy 3(8). doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40517-015-0026-4.