Geological Studies

Geological maps can cover tectonic and stratigraphic features, surface petrology, mineralogy, and lithology of the resource area.Iceland GeoSurvey´s geologists produce detailed maps of potential geothermal resource areas, covering tectonic and stratigraphic features, surface petrology, mineralogy, and lithology of the resource area. Features of particular interest are fracture zones, which may provide flow paths for the geothermal fluid.

Geological mapping forms an essential part of the reconnaissance and exploration phase of a potential geothermal resource area. The fundamental purpose of this phase is to determine whether a commercially viable geothermal resource exists. Geological mapping is also important at other stages of geothermal development, e.g. for well siting, well design, and environmental monitoring.

Iceland GeoSurvey offers a wide range of geological mapping services:

  • Stratigraphic mapping
  • Geological mapping
  • Structural mapping
  • Dating
  • Volcanic hazard evaluation
  • Slope stability evaluation

Contact:
Steinunn Hauksdóttir
Chief Project Manager, Director Natural Resources

+354 528 1535
+354 822 1999
sth@isor.is