Racine Basant

Research Assistant - Volcanology



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B. Sc. Physics (Major) & Medical Physics and Bioengineering and Environmental Physics (Minors)

M.Sc Petroleum Engineering

Ph.D (Volcanology) –Ongoing

Research Project

Modelling of the Montserrat Geothermal System


Geothermal energy, Geophysics, Machine learning applications, Geomechanics


Racine is avid about contributing to developing geothermal energy with the Caribbean. Her research is focused on modelling the Montserrat geothermal system and is structured into two main parts. The first involves utilizing three dimensional geophysical datasets to characterize the structural features of the geothermal system. The second involves completing core testing on cores obtained from the deepest geothermal well drilled in the Caribbean at the U.W.I Geomechanics laboratory. Ultimately, the main aim of her studies is to better constrain the Montserrat Geothermal system which will help reduce the risks that are associated with drilling geothermal wells. Racine is also a member of the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC).

Major Publications

Journal Publications

  • Racine A. Basssant, Bridget Y. Lynne, Ryan Ramsook, Graham A. Ryan, Oshaine O. Blake and James E.P.  Utley. (2022)Utilizing cores for characterising the temperature and permeability regimes in a litho-stratigraphic model of the Montserrat geothermal system, Montserrat (Lesser Antilles arc, West Indies). Geothermics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geothermics.2021.102341

  • Racine A. Basssant, Graham A. Ryan, Jared R. Peacock, Antonio G. Camacho, Oshaine O. Blake, Stefanie Hautmann and Bridget Y. Lynne. (2021) Multi-geophysical parameter classification of the Montserrat geothermal system. Geothermics. February 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geothermics.2020.102006

  • GRC article for the Geothermal Resources Council Bulletin: Basant, R. A. (2018), Uncovering the Caribbean Treasure- Geothermal Energy: Highlighting geothermal developments in the Caribbean. Geothermal Resources Council Bulletin 47(1): 46-49.

Conference/Workshop Proceedings