Geological Structure Model for Recharge Area in Patuha Geothermal Field

Rista Fitri Indriani*, Ira Mutiara Anjasmara, Widya Utama, Muhammad Erfand Dzulfiqar Rafi, Daniel Juliadro Lumban Gaol

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Geothermal sustainability requires geological structure analysis using gravity methods for groundwater management. Geological structure analysis reviews fault data. Geological structure as a pathway for fluid movement for groundwater management in the research area, especially the Patuha Geothermal Field, West Java. This study uses global gravity model, terrestrial gravity, DEM, and geological data. The gravity method applied in this research involves calculations for latitude correction, free air correction, bouguer correction and terrain correction. The final results of this research are free air anomaly, complete Bouguer anomaly, and model evaluation (MRSE, MRE, and MAE). Free air anomaly results from free air correction of global gravity model data. DEM topography analyzes free air anomaly. The FAA data model evaluated RMSE at 1.27, MRE at 0.004, and MAE at 0.83. 138.02-280.26 mgal is the FAA range. The research area's elevation range is 836-2431 m. Topography and free air anomaly correlate 0.75. Positive high connection. Mountains and plateaus may have positive gravity anomalies. Free air, bouguer, terrain, and CBA are applied to global gravity model data. The CBA model evaluation indicates quality. RMSE is 1.47, MRE is 0.012, and MAE is 1.11. CBA fluctuation implies fault spread. Faults serve as water flow conduits and channels, increasing the risk of infiltration. Meanwhile, cracks are being distributed as conduits and for infiltration. This research forms the basis for developing and increasing geothermal production so that further studies are needed regarding the influence of geological structures for reservoir in geothermal areas.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012052
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event8th Geomatics International Conference, GeoICON 2023 - Surabaya, Indonesia
Duration: 27 Jul 2023 → …


  • Patuha
  • geology
  • geothermal
  • gravity
  • structure


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