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Title: Time-lapse Joint Inversion of Geophysical Data and its Applications to Geothermal Prospecting - GEODE

The objectives of this project were to develop new algorithms to decrease the cost of drilling for geothermal targets during the exploration phase of a hydrothermal field and to improve the monitoring of a geothermal field to better understand its plumbing system and keep the resource renewable. We developed both new software and algorithms for geothermal explorations (that can also be used in other areas of interest to the DOE) and we applied the methods to a geothermal field of interest to ORMAT in Nevada.
  1. Univ. of Savoy, Chambery (France)
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Technical Report
Research Org:
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Office (EE-4G)
Country of Publication:
United States
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY geothermal energy, geophysics, imaging, joint inversion, image guided inversion, resistivity, self-potential, electromagnetic methods