Sarah Milicich

 

Full Name: Sarah Milicich

Position: Geothermal Geologist

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4879

Qualifications

2003: BSc, Earth Science; 2005: MSc (1st class), Earth Science; 2013: PhD, Geology

Areas of expertise

Geology: 3D modelling
Geology: Active fault studies
Geology: Borehole Image Analysis
Geology: Drill core curation and initial logging
Geology: Drillcore logging
Geology: Fluid inclusion studies
Geology: Fractures, FMI
Geology: Geochronology
Geology: Geological alteration mapping
Geology: Geological mapping
Geology: Geothermal
Geology: Image log processing & interpretation
Geology: Log analysis
Geology: Stable Isotope Geology
Geology: Stratigraphy

Professional activities

Geological Society of New Zealand: Member
Geothermal Resources Council (US): member
New Zealand Geothermal Association: Member
International Geothermal Association: member
American Geophysical Union: member
IAVCEI: member
IPENZ: Future in Tech ambassador

Major publications

Massiot, C.; McNamara, D.D.; Milicich, S.D.; Villamor, P.; McLean, K.; Sepulveda, F.; Ries, W.F. 2021 Fracture permeability in a pervasively fractured rock mass : the role of regional tectonics at Te Mihi, Wairakei Geothermal Field, New Zealand. 10 p. IN: Proceedings, World Geothermal Congress 2020+1, April-October 2021. International Geothermal Association

Milicich, S.D.; Chambefort, I.; Simpson, M.P.; Wilson, C.J.N.; Alcaraz, S.A.; Calibugan, A.; Bardsley, C.; Morales, A.G. 2021 Geology, geochronology, alteration and geochemistry of the Rotokawa geothermal system, Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand. 12 p. IN: Proceedings, World Geothermal Congress 2020+1, April-October 2021. International Geothermal Association

Milicich, S.D.; Massiot, C.; McNamara, D.D.; Sepulveda, F. 2021 Volcanic texture identification and influence on permeability using borehole resistivity image logs in the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand. 12 p. IN: Proceedings, World Geothermal Congress 2020+1, April-October 2021. International Geothermal Association

Milicich, S.D.; Mortimer, N.; Villamor, P.; Wilson, C.J.N.; Chambefort, I.; Sagar, M.W.; Ireland, T.R. 2021 The Mesozoic terrane boundary beneath the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand, and potential controls on geothermal system characteristics. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 64(4): 518-529; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2020.1823434

Milicich, S.D.; Chambefort, I.; Wilson, C.J.N.; Alcaraz, S.A.; Ireland, T.R.; Bardsley, C.; Simpson, M.P. 2020 A zircon U-Pb geochronology for the Rotokawa geothermal system, New Zealand, with implications for Taupo Volcanic Zone evolution. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 389: article 106729; doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2019.106729

McNamara, D.D.; Milicich, S.D.; Massiot, C.; Villamor, P.; McLean, K.; Sepulveda, F.; Ries, W.F. 2019 Tectonic controls on Taupo Volcanic Zone geothermal expression : insights from Te Mihi, Wairakei Geothermal Field. Tectonics, 38(8): 3011-3033; doi: 10.1029/2018TC005296

Milicich, S.D.; Chambefort, I.; Wilson, C.J.N.; Charlier, B.L.A.; Tepley, F.J. 2018 The hydrothermal evolution of the Kawerau geothermal system. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 353: 114-131; doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2018.01.012

Milicich, S.D.; Pearson-Grant, S.C.; Alcaraz, S.A.; White, P.A.; Tschritter, C. 2018 3D Geological modelling of the Taupo Volcanic Zone as a foundation for a geothermal reservoir model. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 61(1): 79-95; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2017.1407346

Milicich, S.D.; Clark, J.P.; Wong, C.; Askari, M. 2016 A review of the Kawerau Geothermal Field, New Zealand. p. 252-265; doi: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2015.06.012 IN: Chambefort, I.; Bignall, G. (eds) Taupo Volcanic Zone geothermal systems, New Zealand: Exploration, science and development. Elsevier. Geothermics 59B.

Milicich, S.D.; Wilson, C.J.N.; Bignall, G.; Pezaro, B.; Bardsley, C. 2013 Reconstructing the geological and structural history of an active geothermal field : a case study from New Zealand. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 262: 7-24; doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2013.06.004

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