Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Solid Earth, 12, 521–537, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-521-2021

Special issue: Fibre-optic sensing in Earth sciences

Solid Earth, 12, 521–537, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-521-2021
Research article
25 Feb 2021
Research article | 25 Feb 2021

Wireline distributed acoustic sensing allows 4.2 km deep vertical seismic profiling of the Rotliegend 150 °C geothermal reservoir in the North German Basin

Jan Henninges et al.

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We performed a seismic survey in two 4.3 km deep geothermal research wells using the novel method of distributed acoustic sensing and wireline cables. The characteristics of the acquired data, methods for data processing and quality improvement, and interpretations on the geometry and structure of the sedimentary and volcanic reservoir rocks are presented. The method enables measurements at high temperatures and reduced cost compared to conventional sensors.