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Title: Hydrothermal Injection Research Program. Annual progress report, FY 1983

Abstract

The test program was initiated at the Raft River Geothermal Field in southern Idaho in September of 1982. A series of eight short-term injection and backflow tests followed by a long-term injection test were conducted on one well in the field. Tracers were added during injection and monitored during backflow of the well. The test program was successful, resulting in a unique data set which shows promise as a means to improve understanding of the reservoir characteristics. In December of 1982 an RFP was issued to obtain an industrial partner to obtain follow-on data on the injection/backflow technique in a second field and to study any alternate advanced concepts for injection testing which the industrial community might recommend. Republic Geothermal, Inc. and the East Mesa Geothermal Field were selected for the second test series. Two wells were utilized for testing, and a series of ten tests were conducted in July and August of 1983 aimed principally at further evaluation of the injection/backflow technique. This test program was also successfully completed. This report describes in detail the analysis conducted on the Raft River data, the supporting work at EG and G Idaho and at ESL/UURI, and gives an overview of themore » objectives and test program at East Mesa.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Utah Univ., Salt Lake City (USA). Research Inst.; EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5377802
Report Number(s):
DOE/ID-10117
ON: DE84005012
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; EAST MESA GEOTHERMAL FIELD; FLUID INJECTION; GEOTHERMAL FIELDS; RAFT RIVER VALLEY; FIELD TESTS; GEOCHEMICAL SURVEYS; GEOLOGY; GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS; HYDROLOGY; TRACER TECHNIQUES; FEDERAL REGION X; IDAHO; ISOTOPE APPLICATIONS; NORTH AMERICA; SURVEYS; TESTING; USA; Geothermal Legacy

Citation Formats

Blackett, R.E., Kolesar, P.T., Capuano, R.G., Sill, W.R., Allman, D.W., Hull, L.C., Large, R.M., Miller, J.D., Skiba, P.A., Downs, W.F., Koslow, K.N., McAtee, R.E., and Russell, B.F. Hydrothermal Injection Research Program. Annual progress report, FY 1983. United States: N. p., 1983. Web. doi:10.2172/5377802.
Blackett, R.E., Kolesar, P.T., Capuano, R.G., Sill, W.R., Allman, D.W., Hull, L.C., Large, R.M., Miller, J.D., Skiba, P.A., Downs, W.F., Koslow, K.N., McAtee, R.E., & Russell, B.F. Hydrothermal Injection Research Program. Annual progress report, FY 1983. United States. doi:10.2172/5377802.
Blackett, R.E., Kolesar, P.T., Capuano, R.G., Sill, W.R., Allman, D.W., Hull, L.C., Large, R.M., Miller, J.D., Skiba, P.A., Downs, W.F., Koslow, K.N., McAtee, R.E., and Russell, B.F. Tue . "Hydrothermal Injection Research Program. Annual progress report, FY 1983". United States. doi:10.2172/5377802. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5377802.
@article{osti_5377802,
title = {Hydrothermal Injection Research Program. Annual progress report, FY 1983},
author = {Blackett, R.E. and Kolesar, P.T. and Capuano, R.G. and Sill, W.R. and Allman, D.W. and Hull, L.C. and Large, R.M. and Miller, J.D. and Skiba, P.A. and Downs, W.F. and Koslow, K.N. and McAtee, R.E. and Russell, B.F.},
abstractNote = {The test program was initiated at the Raft River Geothermal Field in southern Idaho in September of 1982. A series of eight short-term injection and backflow tests followed by a long-term injection test were conducted on one well in the field. Tracers were added during injection and monitored during backflow of the well. The test program was successful, resulting in a unique data set which shows promise as a means to improve understanding of the reservoir characteristics. In December of 1982 an RFP was issued to obtain an industrial partner to obtain follow-on data on the injection/backflow technique in a second field and to study any alternate advanced concepts for injection testing which the industrial community might recommend. Republic Geothermal, Inc. and the East Mesa Geothermal Field were selected for the second test series. Two wells were utilized for testing, and a series of ten tests were conducted in July and August of 1983 aimed principally at further evaluation of the injection/backflow technique. This test program was also successfully completed. This report describes in detail the analysis conducted on the Raft River data, the supporting work at EG and G Idaho and at ESL/UURI, and gives an overview of the objectives and test program at East Mesa.},
doi = {10.2172/5377802},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {11}
}