Utilization of geothermal energy in Jordan
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Jordan is a developing non-producing oil
country; the major part of its needed energy is imported
from the neighboring countries in the forms of oil and gas,
for example, in year 2007 the demand for primary energy
reached about 7438 million tons of oil equivalent, with a
growth rate 3.5 % which is 1.2% more than the year before
and is expected to be much more in the future due to the
immigration from the neighboring countries because of the
war crisis in the neighboring countries. The cost of this
imported energy creates a heavy financial burden on the
national economy which reflects on the development plans
and the standard living of the people. Therefore it is of great
necessity to look for utilizing other energy resources.
Investigations and research work carried out by universities
staff and the National Energy Research Center have shown
evidence that Jordan has a potential geothermal source of
energy which can be utilized in producing heat and
In this paper Bouguer gravity data, obtained from a
detailed gravity survey that was conducted at the Zarqa
Main Zara geothermal field, east of the Dead Sea, are
evaluated and combined with other previously obtained
geophysical results including aeromagnetic, deep seismic
soundings and seismicity. The observed gravity data clearly
reflect the complex nature of the structural geology and
tectonics of the study region. It revealed the presence of a
number of local and regional Bouguer anomalies with
different sizes, amplitudes and orientations. These
anomalies are interpreted to have been caused by
subsurface basic to ultrabasic igneous intrusions located
within the uppermost part of the crust, mostly at depths

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Print ISBN: 978-1-4673-6812-4 DOI: 10.1109/PGSRET.2015.7312220 Publisher: IEEE
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8 يونيو، 2015 - 13 مايو، 2015
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