Contour map of the top of the regional geothermal reservoir of Sicily (Italy)

Salvatore Monteleone, Raimondo Catalano, Antonio Contino, Vera Valenti, Domenico Montanari, Mauro La Manna, Eugenio Trumpy, Gianluca Gola, Maurizio Fedi, Adele Manzella, Marina Iorio, Cinzia Albanese

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An integrated review of existing geological and geophysical data – partly acquired during oil and gas exploration – combined with new data provided by deep geothermal studies of selected key areas, was used for the 3D modeling and mapping of the top of the geothermal reservoir developed at a regional scale in Sicily (Central Mediterranean). The resulting 1:500,000 scale map covers the area of the whole Sicily (about 25,700 km2) and is devoted to represent the main input for both the thermal modeling and the evaluation of geothermal potential at a regional scale. As the map indicates the distribution at depth of a likely target for geothermal drilling, it can be also used as a rough indicator of expected drilling cost for geothermal projects. Such a map can be seen as a useful planning tool for any geothermal project, and related exploration to be carried out in the Sicily region in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-24
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Maps
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


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