The geothermal investigations revealed a rich geothermal
potential in low enthalpy resources spread amongst
several geothermal fields. The geothermal gradient
map of Jordan shows two distinct regions of high
geothermal gradients up to 50 °C/km.
The first region is in immediate vicinity of the
east Dead Sea escarpment, where many springs discharge
thermal water originates from the Lower Cretaceous
Sandstone forming three main geothermal fields.
These fields are: Mukhiebeh thermal springs, Zara
and Zarqa Ma’in thermal springs and Afra and Burbeitta
The second one is near the border with Syria and
Iraq. In this region several thermal wells discharge
water from the Upper Cretaceous Limestone. In both
regions, there are many wells (shallow and deep)
discharging thermal water such as; shallow wells
near Queen Alia airport, North shuneh well and Mukheibeh
Geothermal energy is one of the alternative sources
of energy which could be utilized for different
purposes. Jordan is blessed with this energy source
in several parts of the country.