Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Research article
05 Feb 2024
Research article |  | 05 Feb 2024

Multiple phase rifting and subsequent inversion in the West Netherlands Basin: implications for geothermal reservoir characterization

Annelotte Weert, Kei Ogata, Francesco Vinci, Coen Leo, Giovanni Bertotti, Jerome Amory, and Stefano Tavani

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On the road to a sustainable planet, geothermal energy is considered one of the main substitutes when it comes to heating. The geological history of an area can have a major influence on the application of these geothermal systems, as demonstrated in the West Netherlands Basin. Here, multiple episodes of rifting and subsequent basin inversion have controlled the distribution of the reservoir rocks, thus influencing the locations where geothermal energy can be exploited.