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Title: Reservoir Maintenance and Development Task Report for the DOE Geothermal Technologies Office GeoVision Study.

Abstract

This report documents the key findings from the Reservoir Maintenance and Development (RM&D) Task of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE), Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) Geothermal Vision Study (GeoVision Study). The GeoVision Study had the objective of conducting analyses of future geothermal growth based on sets of current and future geothermal technology developments. The RM&D Task is one of seven tasks within the GeoVision Study with the others being, Exploration and Confirmation, Potential to Penetration, Institutional Market Barriers, Environmental and Social Impacts, Thermal Applications, and Hybrid Systems. The full set of findings and the details of the GeoVision Study can be found in the final GeoVision Study report on the DOE-GTO website. As applied here, RM&D refers to the activities associated with developing, exploiting, and maintaining a known geothermal resource. It assumes that the site has already been vetted and that the resource has been evaluated to be of sufficient quality to move towards full-scale development. It also assumes that the resource is to be developed for power generation, as opposed to low-temperature or direct use applications. This document presents the key factors influencing RM&D from both a technological and operational standpoint and provides a baseline of its current state.more » It also looks forward to describe areas of research and development that must be pursued if the development geothermal energy is to reach its full potential.« less

Authors:
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  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Program (EE-2C)
OSTI Identifier:
1394062
Report Number(s):
SAND2017-9977
657018
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

Citation Formats

Lowry, Thomas Stephen, Finger, John T., Carrigan, Charles R., Foris, Adam, Kennedy, Mack B., Corbet, Thomas F., Doughty, Christine A., Pye, Steven, and Sonnenthal, Eric L. Reservoir Maintenance and Development Task Report for the DOE Geothermal Technologies Office GeoVision Study.. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1394062.
Lowry, Thomas Stephen, Finger, John T., Carrigan, Charles R., Foris, Adam, Kennedy, Mack B., Corbet, Thomas F., Doughty, Christine A., Pye, Steven, & Sonnenthal, Eric L. Reservoir Maintenance and Development Task Report for the DOE Geothermal Technologies Office GeoVision Study.. United States. doi:10.2172/1394062.
Lowry, Thomas Stephen, Finger, John T., Carrigan, Charles R., Foris, Adam, Kennedy, Mack B., Corbet, Thomas F., Doughty, Christine A., Pye, Steven, and Sonnenthal, Eric L. Fri . "Reservoir Maintenance and Development Task Report for the DOE Geothermal Technologies Office GeoVision Study.". United States. doi:10.2172/1394062. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1394062.
@article{osti_1394062,
title = {Reservoir Maintenance and Development Task Report for the DOE Geothermal Technologies Office GeoVision Study.},
author = {Lowry, Thomas Stephen and Finger, John T. and Carrigan, Charles R. and Foris, Adam and Kennedy, Mack B. and Corbet, Thomas F. and Doughty, Christine A. and Pye, Steven and Sonnenthal, Eric L.},
abstractNote = {This report documents the key findings from the Reservoir Maintenance and Development (RM&D) Task of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE), Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) Geothermal Vision Study (GeoVision Study). The GeoVision Study had the objective of conducting analyses of future geothermal growth based on sets of current and future geothermal technology developments. The RM&D Task is one of seven tasks within the GeoVision Study with the others being, Exploration and Confirmation, Potential to Penetration, Institutional Market Barriers, Environmental and Social Impacts, Thermal Applications, and Hybrid Systems. The full set of findings and the details of the GeoVision Study can be found in the final GeoVision Study report on the DOE-GTO website. As applied here, RM&D refers to the activities associated with developing, exploiting, and maintaining a known geothermal resource. It assumes that the site has already been vetted and that the resource has been evaluated to be of sufficient quality to move towards full-scale development. It also assumes that the resource is to be developed for power generation, as opposed to low-temperature or direct use applications. This document presents the key factors influencing RM&D from both a technological and operational standpoint and provides a baseline of its current state. It also looks forward to describe areas of research and development that must be pursued if the development geothermal energy is to reach its full potential.},
doi = {10.2172/1394062},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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