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Title: Multi-fluid renewable geo-energy systems and methods

Abstract

A geo-energy production method for extracting thermal energy from a reservoir formation. A production well extracts brine from the reservoir formation. A plurality of working fluid injection ("WFI") wells may be arranged proximate to the production well to at least partially circumscribe the production well. A plurality of brine production ("BP") wells may be arranged in a vicinity of the WFI wells to at least partially circumscribe the WFI wells. A working fluid is injected into the WFI wells to help drive a flow of the brine up through the production and BP wells, together with at least a portion of the injected working fluid. Parasitic-load time-shifting and to storing of excess solar thermal energy may also be performed.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1376056
Patent Number(s):
9,739,509
Application Number:
14/310,070
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jun 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Buscheck, Thomas A. Multi-fluid renewable geo-energy systems and methods. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Buscheck, Thomas A. Multi-fluid renewable geo-energy systems and methods. United States.
Buscheck, Thomas A. Tue . "Multi-fluid renewable geo-energy systems and methods". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1376056.
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abstractNote = {A geo-energy production method for extracting thermal energy from a reservoir formation. A production well extracts brine from the reservoir formation. A plurality of working fluid injection ("WFI") wells may be arranged proximate to the production well to at least partially circumscribe the production well. A plurality of brine production ("BP") wells may be arranged in a vicinity of the WFI wells to at least partially circumscribe the WFI wells. A working fluid is injected into the WFI wells to help drive a flow of the brine up through the production and BP wells, together with at least a portion of the injected working fluid. Parasitic-load time-shifting and to storing of excess solar thermal energy may also be performed.},
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