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Title: Development of 3D Geological Model of Tuscarora Sandstone for Feasibility of Deep Direct-Use Geothermal at West Virginia University Main Campus

Abstract

The subsurface uncertainty at West Virginia University Main Campus is dominated by the uncertainty in the projections of geofluid flowrate in the target formation, the Tuscarora Sandstone. In this paper, three cores from the heterogeneous reservoir, available through West Virginia Geologic and Economic Survey, are analyzed by performing core analysis using CT scanning and permeability measurements via minipermeameter. Additional geological data are collected through cores, published literature, seismic data, and nearby, existing wells to estimate thickness, fracture network configuration and geothermal gradient to minimize the uncertainty of well deliverability. Using these estimated reservoir properties; a 3D conceptual model for the proposed geothermal site is developed. This dataset includes a GRC conference publication along with the data used to produce results explained in the paper including minipermeability measurement data for Preston -119 core and thin section analysis photos and data for Clay-513 core.

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Research Org.:
DOE Geothermal Data Repository; West Virginia University
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Program (EE-2C)
Contributing Org.:
West Virginia University
OSTI Identifier:
1493768
Report Number(s):
1097
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0008105
Resource Type:
Data
Data Type:
Figures/Plots
Country of Publication:
United States
Availability:
GDRHelp@ee.doe.gov
Language:
English
Subject:
15 Geothermal Energy; geothermal; energy; Direct Use; Core Analysis; permeability; ddu; feasibility; study; Tuscarora Sandstone; 3D; geologic model; geology; wvu; grc; paper; presentation; data; photos; thin section; analysis; minipermeability; Clay-513; Preston-119; deep; reservoir; parameter estimation; geofluid; flow rate

Citation Formats

Moore, Jessica, McCleery, R. Scott, Carr, Timothy, Anderson, Brian, McDowell, Ronald, Smith, Jared, and Garapati, Nagasree. Development of 3D Geological Model of Tuscarora Sandstone for Feasibility of Deep Direct-Use Geothermal at West Virginia University Main Campus. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.15121/1493768.
Moore, Jessica, McCleery, R. Scott, Carr, Timothy, Anderson, Brian, McDowell, Ronald, Smith, Jared, & Garapati, Nagasree. Development of 3D Geological Model of Tuscarora Sandstone for Feasibility of Deep Direct-Use Geothermal at West Virginia University Main Campus. United States. doi:10.15121/1493768.
Moore, Jessica, McCleery, R. Scott, Carr, Timothy, Anderson, Brian, McDowell, Ronald, Smith, Jared, and Garapati, Nagasree. Tue . "Development of 3D Geological Model of Tuscarora Sandstone for Feasibility of Deep Direct-Use Geothermal at West Virginia University Main Campus". United States. doi:10.15121/1493768. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1493768.
@article{osti_1493768,
title = {Development of 3D Geological Model of Tuscarora Sandstone for Feasibility of Deep Direct-Use Geothermal at West Virginia University Main Campus},
author = {Moore, Jessica and McCleery, R. Scott and Carr, Timothy and Anderson, Brian and McDowell, Ronald and Smith, Jared and Garapati, Nagasree},
abstractNote = {The subsurface uncertainty at West Virginia University Main Campus is dominated by the uncertainty in the projections of geofluid flowrate in the target formation, the Tuscarora Sandstone. In this paper, three cores from the heterogeneous reservoir, available through West Virginia Geologic and Economic Survey, are analyzed by performing core analysis using CT scanning and permeability measurements via minipermeameter. Additional geological data are collected through cores, published literature, seismic data, and nearby, existing wells to estimate thickness, fracture network configuration and geothermal gradient to minimize the uncertainty of well deliverability. Using these estimated reservoir properties; a 3D conceptual model for the proposed geothermal site is developed. This dataset includes a GRC conference publication along with the data used to produce results explained in the paper including minipermeability measurement data for Preston -119 core and thin section analysis photos and data for Clay-513 core.},
doi = {10.15121/1493768},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
}

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