Dolnokredowy oraz dolnojurajski zbiornik wód geotermalnych na Niżu Polskim

Wojciech Górecki, Marek Hajto, Wojciech Strzetelski, Andrzej Szczepański


Lower Cretaceous and Lower Jurassic aquifers in the Polish Lowlands.
A b s t r a c t . Regional analysis of the Mesozoic and Paleozoic geothermal aquifers in the Polish Lowlands indicates that hot waters accumulated in Lower Cretaceous and Lower Jurassic deposits should be given priority in practical utilization. Crucial for this purpose are: high level of the geological recognition of the aquifers, occurrence of thick reservoir rocks, high water discharge, relatively high temperatures, particularly in the Lower Jurassic aquifer, and relatively low costs of drilling the production and injection wells. The Lower Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous water-bearing layers are represented by sandstone complexes with very good reservoir properties. This is favourable for high water discharge, which has beneficial influence on economical justification of construction of geothermal plants. The above findings have been confirmed by the so-far geothermal investments, among others the geothermal plants in Pyrzyce and Stargard Szczeciński, which utilize geothermal waters from the Lower Jurassic aquifer. Other plants, located in Uniejów and Mszczonów, central Poland, utilize waters from the Lower Cretaceous aquifer.

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