Reference : Comparison of temperature from DTS and ERT with direct measurements during heat trace...
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Engineering, computing & technology : Geological, petroleum & mining engineering
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/202072
Comparison of temperature from DTS and ERT with direct measurements during heat tracer experiments in heterogeneous aquifers
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Nguyen, Frédéric mailto [Université de Liège > Département ArGEnCo > Géophysique appliquée >]
Hermans, Thomas mailto [Université de Liège > Département ArGEnCo > Géophysique appliquée >]
Jamin, Pierre mailto [Université de Liège > Département ArGEnCo > Hydrogéologie & Géologie de l'environnement >]
wildermmersch, Samuel []
Klepikova, Maria []
Orban, Philippe mailto [Université de Liège > Département ArGEnCo > Hydrogéologie & Géologie de l'environnement >]
Brouyère, Serge mailto [Université de Liège > Département ArGEnCo > Hydrogéologie & Géologie de l'environnement >]
Dassargues, Alain mailto [Université de Liège > Département ArGEnCo > Hydrogéologie & Géologie de l'environnement >]
27-Sep-2016
Yes
International
43rd IAH congress
from 25-09-2016 to 29-09-2016
[en] Geothermal field characterization and heat tracer experiments often rely on scarce temperature data collected in boreholes. Electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) and distributed temperature sensing (DTS) have the potential to provide spatial information on temperature changes in the subsurface.
In this contribution, we show how DTS and ERT have been used to investigate the heterogeneity of a heterogeneous aquifer during a heat tracing experiment under forced gradient conditions. Optic fibers were installed in the heat injection well and in two piezometers intersecting the main flow directions at 8 m from the injection well. These piezometers were also equipped with ERT.
The DTS measurement in the injection well clearly shows the two-layer nature of the aquifer. After the end of injection, the temperature in the bottom part of the well decreases faster than in the upper part due to the higher water fluxes. Those results are confirmed by DTS measurements in natural flow conditions during a heating wire test.
DTS and ERT in the cross-panel both show the vertical and lateral heterogeneity of the aquifer. Temperatures only increase significantly in the bottom part of the aquifer where advection is predominant. However, strong differences are observed laterally. ERT additionally shows that the hot plume is divided in two main flow paths, which is confirmed by direct temperature measurements.
The comparison of DTS and ERT shows that one of the well is suffering from water mixing. Indeed, temperature from DTS are homogeneous over the whole tichkness of the aquifer, whereas ERT temperature, less affected by local variations, are varying.
Our study demonstrate the value of spatially distributed measurements for the monitoring of heat tracer experiment and highligths the issue of multilevel sampling. The detailed temperature measurements can be subsequently used in hydrogeological model to better estimates heat flow and transport parameters.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/202072

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