Innovation in imaging and monitoring technologies (Work Package 1)

This Work Package is dedicated to developing and testing innovative and emerging surface and borehole-based monitoring technologies for application at deep geothermal sites. WP1 will exploit new kinds of sensors and arrays of sensors that offer greatly improved observational and imaging capabilities for enhancing our understanding of the generation process of induced seismicity. In particular, we will assess the performance of two novel surface seismic networks (Task 1.1) and state-of-the art borehole instrumentation (Task 1.2). These emerging technologies will be tested at active and developing deep geothermal sites in the Rhine graben (France and Germany, Task 1.3) of Europe, in close proximity to the beneficiary and partner locations, before possible mobilisation and application at Forge. In addition, these European demonstration sites represent different levels of industrial development from active geothermal exploitation (e.g. Soultz) to site development (e.g. Strasbourg) to initial planning stages (e.g. Weisweiler, Hagen, and Bochum).

Lead: EOST and GES

Participants: LBNL, ETH, IEG

Contact: Jérôme Vergne and Rémi Fiori

Tasks WP1

Task 1.1: Adapting emerging surface monitoring networks to active industrial environments

Task 1.2 Short term reservoir imaging, characterisation, and monitoring using downhole


Task 1.3 Feasibility studies of innovative surface and downhole instruments in the Lower Rhine Graben, in preparation for FORGE deployment

Deliverables WP1

D 1.1: Reservoir evolution: Efficacy of coupled surface-downhole monitoring technologies

D 1.2: Lessons learnt from DSSN deployment: Benefits and Drawbacks


A list of all deliverables for DEEP is available here.