Determination of heat flow in some exploration wells in the northern part of the South China Sea


Author : Xia Kanyuan, Xia Sigao, Chen Zhongrong, Seiya Uyeda, Osamu Matsubayashi, Toshiyasu Nagao, Li Xinyuan, Chen Sizhong, Tang Zhengyi, Rao Chuntao and Yang ZhanfeiPublication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of MalaysiaVolume : 37Page : 321-326Year : 1995


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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 37, July 1995, pp. 321 - 326

 

Determination of heat flow in some exploration wells in the northern part of the South China Sea

XIA KANYUAN1, XIA SIGAO1, CHEN ZHONGRONG1, SEIYA UYEDA2, OSAMU MATSUBAYASHI2TOSHIYASU NAGAO2, LI XINYUAN2, CHEN SIZHONG3, TANG ZHENGYI3, RAO CHUNTAOAND YANG ZHANFEI3

1South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences

2Japanese Geothermal Research Team

3Nanhai East Oil Corp., CNOOC

 

Abstract: As a part of the crust, the shelf has few geothermal studies, but the heat flow data can be determined by using the existing temperature data and the measured thermal conductivities of core samples from the exploration wells in the Pearl River Mouth basin of the South China Sea. 8 heat flow data calculated indicates the increasing tendency from the east to the west, and shows good consistency with the crust structures being thicker in the east and thinner in the west.