World Geothermal Congress 2020+1
March - October, 2021

Western Anatolia’s (Turkey) Probable Geothermal Potential


[Gayzer Yer Bilimleri, Turkey]

Western Anatolia is a region where geothermal potential is densely located. Approximately 50 years ago, the probable geothermal potential of Turkey was calculated to be as 31500 MWt by MTA. In 2009, Yilmazer carried out another survey and Western Anatolia’s geothermal potential was reported to be 40550 MWt. Based on this result, Turkey’s probable geothermal potential is estimated and reported to be in between 55000 – 60000 MWt. In 2015, this study which is done for the western Anatolia region is updated by Yilmazer once more with the help of increasing number of deep drilling data that are obtained in the latest years. During the calculation of Western Anatolia’s probable geothermal potential, all of the cities that are located in Western Anatolia are evaluated. The data for the following cities are particularly considered on behalf of the Western Anatolia region: Afyon, Usak, Aydin, Balikesir, Bursa, Canakkale, Denizli, Izmir, Kutahya, Manisa, Mugla, Sakarya and Yalova. For these calculations, the lowest temperature limit is taken as 35 ºC. On the other hand, as the temperature of reservoir rocks, the highest temperature data measured from the drillings are assigned. For the regions that drilling has not been performed, the temperatures of the natural hot springs are taken as the temperatures of the reservoir rocks. The parameters that are used in the calculations, such as, temperature, reservoir thickness and porosity, are cautiously determined. In this way, the probable geothermal potential for the Western Anatolia is calculated as 75353 MWt.

        Topic: Resource Assessment Paper Number: 16001

         Session 8P: Poster 2 [Tuesday 11th May 2021, 11:00 pm] (UTC-8)
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