Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 37, July 1995, pp. 321 – 326
1South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences
2Japanese Geothermal Research Team
3Nanhai East Oil Corp., CNOOC
Abstract: As a part of the crust, the shelf has few geothermal studies, but the heat flow data can be determined by using the existing temperature data and the measured thermal conductivities of core samples from the exploration wells in the Pearl River Mouth basin of the South China Sea. 8 heat flow data calculated indicates the increasing tendency from the east to the west, and shows good consistency with the crust structures being thicker in the east and thinner in the west.