Friday, October 16, 2015

New Zealand: Search Underway for Hidden Deep Geothermal Reservoirs

New geothermal exploration underway in Rotorua (New Zealand Herald)

A research project looking at the potential for hidden deep geothermal resources is underway east of Rotorua.

The project is being undertaken by GNS Science in partnership with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

The aim of the research is to improve the understanding of the deep - 3km to 7km - geothermal resource potential in the wider region, including the Okataina Volcanic Centre.

The work is focused on an area east of Lake Rotorua and is the second stage of a larger research project involving GNS Science researchers based in Wellington that will take place over the next three or four years.

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