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Title: Recoverable Resource Estimate of Identified Onshore Geopressured Geothermal Energy in Texas and Louisiana (Presentation)
Creator/Author: Esposito, A. ; Augustine, C.
Publication Date:2012 Apr 01
OSTI Identifier:OSTI 1041361
Report Number(s):NREL/PR-6A20-54999
DOE Contract Number:AC36-08GO28308
Document Type:Conference
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Resource Relation:Conference: Presented at the AAPG 2012 Annual Convention and Exhibition, 24 April 2012, Long Beach, California; Related Information: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
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Research Org:National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Geothermal Technologies Program
Subject:15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; 03 NATURAL GAS; BRINES; COASTAL REGIONS; ELECTRICITY; GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES; LOUISIANA; METHANE; POWER PLANTS; PRESSURE GRADIENTS; PRODUCTION; TEXAS
Keywords:GEOTHERMAL; GEOPRESSURED GEOTHERMAL RESERVOIRS; Energy Analysis; Geothermal Energy
Description/Abstract:Geopressured geothermal reservoirs are characterized by high temperatures and high pressures with correspondingly large quantities of dissolved methane. Due to these characteristics, the reservoirs provide two sources of energy: chemical energy from the recovered methane, and thermal energy from the recovered fluid at temperatures high enough to operate a binary power plant for electricity production. Formations with the greatest potential for recoverable energy are located in the gulf coastal region of Texas and Louisiana where significantly overpressured and hot formations are abundant. This study estimates the total recoverable onshore geopressured geothermal resource for identified sites in Texas and Louisiana. In this study a geopressured geothermal resource is defined as a brine reservoir with fluid temperature greater than 212 degrees F and a pressure gradient greater than 0.7 psi/ft.
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Country of Publication:US
Language:English
Size/Format:Medium: ED; Size: 28 pp.
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System Entry Date:2012 Dec 05
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