Energy

The exploration and evaluation of geothermal energy  sources as a renewable energy source could be the first step in achieving the Kingdom's vision 2030. It supports the sustainable development program for the Saudi society by increasing the contribution of renewable energy sources to the energy mix. SGS studies discovered new evidence on the availability of geothermal energy sources in the Kingdom. These sources include the heat flux regions, volcanoes, hot springs, and radioactivity of uranium, thorium and potassium, which exist in high percentages in granites. As an initial stage, the study on the radioactivity in granites will be limited to assessment of their high radioactive contents as a potential source of energy for the generation of electrical power.

Objectives:

To prepare a detailed map, showing the domains of surface heat flux and thermal production  in radioactive granites based on geological, radioactivity and geophysical data for their viability in exploiting geothermal energy for the generation of electrical power.

 

Water

The various hydrogeological and hydrological studies of the SGS cover the major phases in water resource development from the exploration for water and the evaluation of the water quality and water sources to the development of abstraction strategies and storage plans. Hydrogeological studies are supported by eophysical studies in the identification of water reserves.

 

Objectives

- Exploration for groundwater sources.

- Assessment of the different quantities, qualities, and types of water and the characteristics of their storage hosts.

- Design of wells and infrastructures to provide complexes with potable water and for other uses

 

Current Projects:

Study on the problems of the rise of groundwater level in the cities of the western province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Madina).