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Title: Stratigraphic permeability in the Baca geothermal system, Redondo Creek Area, Valles Caldera, New Mexico

Abstract

Synthesis of surface and borehole data from the Baca geothermal system, as defined by drilling to date in the Redondo Creek area of the Valles Caldera, New Mexico, indicates that thermal fluid flow in the system is partially controlled by distinct stratigraphic aquifers. These aquifers are relatively thin, laterally restricted beds of non-welded tuff and tuffaceous sandstone, confined primarily to the Quaternary Bandelier Tuff. Recognition of the role of these rocks in reservoir definition at Baca should improve chances for future geothermal discoveries in the Valles Caldera and similar settings elsewhere.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Earth Science Laboratory, University of Utah Research Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah
OSTI Identifier:
7145867
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Trans. - Geotherm. Resour. Counc.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; BACA GEOTHERMAL FIELD; RESERVOIR ROCK; PERMEABILITY; AQUIFERS; BOREHOLES; EXPLORATORY WELLS; GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS; HYDRODYNAMICS; NEW MEXICO; STRATIGRAPHY; WELL LOGGING; CAVITIES; FEDERAL REGION VI; FLUID MECHANICS; GEOLOGY; GEOTHERMAL FIELDS; MECHANICS; NORTH AMERICA; SURVEYS; USA; WELLS; 150301* - Geothermal Exploration & Exploration Technology- Geophysical Techniques & Surveys

Citation Formats

Hulen, J B, and Nielson, D L. Stratigraphic permeability in the Baca geothermal system, Redondo Creek Area, Valles Caldera, New Mexico. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Hulen, J B, & Nielson, D L. Stratigraphic permeability in the Baca geothermal system, Redondo Creek Area, Valles Caldera, New Mexico. United States.
Hulen, J B, and Nielson, D L. Fri . "Stratigraphic permeability in the Baca geothermal system, Redondo Creek Area, Valles Caldera, New Mexico". United States.
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title = {Stratigraphic permeability in the Baca geothermal system, Redondo Creek Area, Valles Caldera, New Mexico},
author = {Hulen, J B and Nielson, D L},
abstractNote = {Synthesis of surface and borehole data from the Baca geothermal system, as defined by drilling to date in the Redondo Creek area of the Valles Caldera, New Mexico, indicates that thermal fluid flow in the system is partially controlled by distinct stratigraphic aquifers. These aquifers are relatively thin, laterally restricted beds of non-welded tuff and tuffaceous sandstone, confined primarily to the Quaternary Bandelier Tuff. Recognition of the role of these rocks in reservoir definition at Baca should improve chances for future geothermal discoveries in the Valles Caldera and similar settings elsewhere.},
doi = {},
journal = {Trans. - Geotherm. Resour. Counc.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 6,
place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {10}
}