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Full Text: Citation URL: http://www.osti.gov/geothermal/product.biblio.jsp?osti_id=1127263
Title: Geothermal Exploration Case Studies on OpenEI (Presentation)
Creator/Author: Young, K. ; Bennett, M. ; Atkins, D.
Publication Date:2014 Mar 01
OSTI Identifier:OSTI 1127263
Report Number(s):NREL/PR-6A20-61437
DOE Contract Number:AC36-08GO28308
Document Type:Conference
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Resource Relation:Conference: Presented at the Stanford University Geothermal Workshop, 24-26 February 2014, Palo Alto, 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 Office
Subject:15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY
Keywords:EXPLORATION; CASE STUDIES; OPENEI; OCCURRENCE MODEL; PLAY TYPE; DATABASE; GEOTHERMAL
Description/Abstract:The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) resource assessment (Williams et al., 2008) outlined a mean 30 GWe of undiscovered hydrothermal resource in the western United States. One goal of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Geothermal Technology Office (GTO) is to accelerate the development of this undiscovered resource. DOE has focused efforts on helping industry identify hidden geothermal resources to increase geothermal capacity in the near term. Increased exploration activity will produce more prospects, more discoveries, and more readily developable resources. Detailed exploration case studies akin to those found in oil and gas (e.g. Beaumont and Foster, 1990-1992) will give developers central location for information gives models for identifying new geothermal areas, and guide efficient exploration and development of these areas. To support this effort, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been working with GTO to develop a template for geothermal case studies on the Geothermal Gateway on OpenEI. In 2012, the template was developed and tested with two case studies: Raft River Geothermal Area (http://en.openei.org/wiki/Raft_River_Geothermal_Area) and Coso Geothermal Area (http://en.openei.org/wiki/Coso_Geothermal_Area). In 2013, ten additional case studies were completed, and Semantic MediaWiki features were developed to allow for more data and the direct citations of these data. These case studies are now in the process of external peer review. In 2014, NREL is working with universities and industry partners to populate additional case studies on OpenEI. The goal is to provide a large enough data set to start conducting analyses of exploration programs to identify correlations between successful exploration plans for areas with similar geologic occurrence models.
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Country of Publication:US
Language:English
Size/Format:Medium: ED; Size: 15 pp.
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System Entry Date:2014 Apr 14
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