Estelle Petitclerc is a geologist who joined the Geological Survey of Belgium in 2005 where she currently oversees geothermal-related projects at GSB. She is mainly involved in geothermal potential assessments and mapping, geothermal exploration, geo-economic modelling and on thermal characterization of Belgian rocks for optimising shallow geothermal application.
Geothermal energy, Geological exploration, Underground characterisation, Thermal and magnetic rock properties
Parkes, D., Busby, J., Kemp, S.J., Petitclerc, E. & Mounteney, I., 2020. The thermal properties of the Mercia Mudstone Group. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology 54, qjegh2020-098 https://doi.org/10.1144/qjegh2020-098
Compernolle, T., Welkenhuysen, K., Petitclerc, E., Maes, D. & Piessens, K., 2019. The impact of policy measures on profitability and risk in geothermal energy investments. Energy Economics 84, 104524 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2019.104524
García-Gil, A., Goetzl, G., Kłonowski, M.R., Borovic, S., Boon, D.P., Abesser, C., Janza, M., Herms, I., Petitclerc, E., et al., 2020. Governance of shallow geothermal energy resources. Energy Policy 138, 111283 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2020.111283
Hoes, H., Petitclerc, E, Declercq, P-Y. & Laenen, B., 2013. Geothermal Energy Use, country update for Belgium. Proceedings CUR-04, EGC2013 (European Geothermal Conference), 3rd -7th June, Pisa.
Licour, L., Goderniaux, P., Dupont, N., Hennebert, M., Swennen, R., Steemans, P., Boulvain, F., Petitclerc, E., Rorive, A. & Baele, J-M., 2020. Stratigraphical reinterpretation of Devonian strata underlying the Mons Basin based on cuttings from the Saint-Ghislain borehole, Hainaut, Belgium. Geologica Belgica 23/1-2, 29-39 https://doi.org/10.20341/gb.2020.002
Loveless, S., Hoes, H., Petitclerc,E., Licour, L. & Laenen, B., 2015. Country Update for Belgium. Proceedings World Geothermal Congress 2015, Melbourne, Australia, 6 p.
Petitclerc, E., Welkenhuysen, K., Van Passel, S., Piessens, K., Maes, D. & Compernolle, T., 2017. Towards geological-economic modelling to improve evaluating policy instruments for geothermal energy – Case study for Belgium (Campine Basin). European Geologist, 43, 10-15. ISSN 1028-267X (international, peer-reviewed, non-impact factor) https://issuu.com/efgoffice/docs/egj43_print
Petitclerc, E., Laenen, B., Lagrou, D. & Hoes, H., 2016. Geothermal Energy use, Country Update for Belgium. European Geothermal Congress 2016, Strasbourg, France, 19-24/09/2016, 9p.
Evaluation of Cambrian Geothermal potential with focus on Public buildings
BELSPO BRAIN-be 2.0, 2020-2023 Roles: Coordination of the project, WP leader of geological and hydrogeological exploration (Cambrian rocks characterization for geothermal purpose, hydrogeological properties, geophysics) with 3 cases-studies in public buildings, WP leader of Communication, set up of communication strategy for shallow geothermal energy and GeoCamb outputs.
EU Interreg NEW, 2018-2022 Roles: WP1 leader of Mapping and Networking activities, Transborder collaboration with France, Germany, Netherlands, Dinantian top and thickness mapping, market evaluation, legal framework, heat surface demand mapping, user friendly webtool development, responsible of the Walloon seismic surveys in the WP2 (Exploration), seismic data reprocessing, environmental impacts for DGE, communication towards regional and national policy makers.
Mapping the EU very shallow geothermal potential (<10m)
EU ICT-PSP, 2009-2014 Role: Partner, very shallow geothermal potential mapping for the Belgian test areas (Liège and Gent)
Deep geothermal potential assessment in Wallonia
SPW DG04, 2010-2011 Roles: Deep drillings reinterpretation, deep geological structure of the Walloon underground, mapping activities: medium and deep geothermal interest zones in Wallonia, geothermometry analysis in Liege area, Belgian seismic data re-interpretation (Liege, Famenne, Hainaut surveys).
Communication and Dissemination
Presentation at the European Shallow Geothermal Days: Why and how does Shallow Geothermal Energy work at Brussels?