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SASKATCHEWAN’S DEEP GEOTHERMAL ENERGY POTENTIAL. Brian Brunskill P.Geo Laurence Vigrass P.Eng. P.Geo. 3D BLOCK DIAGRAM OF SASKATCHEWAN. Courtesy Geological Survey of Canada. Deadwood Surface Structure. Sk Industry & Resources. Approximate Temperature at the Base of the Sedimentary Section.

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Saskatchewan s deep geothermal energy potential
SASKATCHEWAN’S DEEP GEOTHERMAL ENERGY POTENTIAL

Brian Brunskill P.Geo

Laurence Vigrass P.Eng. P.Geo.


3D BLOCK DIAGRAM OF SASKATCHEWAN

Courtesy Geological Survey of Canada


Deadwood surface structure
Deadwood Surface Structure

Sk Industry & Resources



Sectional View of a Geothermal Heating Loop near Regina Section

Heat Exchanger Plant

Ground Level

1000 m

Source Well

Injection Well

2000 m

Deadwood Aquifer

2200 m

1000 m



Heat energy available at regina with heat pumps
Heat Energy Available at Regina with Heat Pumps Section

Water Temperature Drop from 141ºF to 65ºF = 76ºF ∆t

(61ºC to 18ºC)

Water Flow Rate of 460 usg/ m (1.75 m3/ m)

16 Million BTU/ h or 4.8 MW (thermal)

21 Tonnes Per Day of CO2 Emissions Avoided

Ratio of Energy Required to Energy Produced = 1:16

LEED Silver Commercial Building Standard

@ 16 BTU/ ft2 Base Load

1 million ft2 (92,900 m2) or 11 CFL Football Fields

from One Geothermal Loop




Paris basin france
Paris Basin, France Section

  • 34 district heating projects since 1969

  • Thermal capacity equivalent to 308 MW

  • Provides heating for over 150,000 units

  • Over 250,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided


Benefits from using geothermal energy
Benefits From Using Geothermal Energy Section

  • Available for the long-term

  • Near zero greenhouse gas emissions

  • Sustainable

  • Reliable

  • Not subject to significant price volatility

  • Can be integrated with existing infrastructure


Limitations of deep geothermal
Limitations of Deep Geothermal Section

  • Energy produced is non-transportable

  • Project development requires significant upfront investment

  • Timing of development schedule


Potential uses of geothermal energy
Potential Uses of Geothermal Energy Section

  • Heating buildings in new industrial park developments

  • Heating homes in new residential subdivisions

  • Retrofitting commercial buildings

  • Pre-heating industrial boiler or process water

  • Drying ethanol plant distillers grain

  • Tourism

  • Greenhouses

  • Electricity generation


NRCan 2006, SectionCanada’s Energy Outlook



2005 Per-Capita CO Section2e Emissions


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