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Title: Integrated Geophysical Exploration Program at the Rye Patch Geothermal Field, Pershing County, Nevada

Abstract

The purpose of the geophysical exploration program was to use an integrated suite of detailed geophysical surveys to locate and map commercially productive zones in the Rye Patch geothermal field. The focus of the surveys was the production zone in Well 44-28 located at a depth of 3400' below surface. The primary goal of the program was to map the extension of the specific producing feature in 44-28 so that step-out wells could be targeted accurately. The second goal of the program was to identify additional production drilling targets that may be hydrologically independent from the 44-28 zone. The geophysical program was designed to measure a range of physical rock characteristics including magnetic, electrical, density, and sonic properties. This was done to help overcome the limitations and ambiguities inherent to any particular geophysical method. The studies and methodologies employed in the Rye Patch geophysical program are discussed. This report presents the results and a discussion of those results from each of the surveys and studies performed. Correlations among the data sets and between the data sets and the known producing zones are discussed, and drilling targets are presented as the end product of the correlations observed in the geophysical andmore » geologic data.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
USDOE Idaho Operations Office, Idaho Falls, ID; The Industrial Company (TIC), Steamboat Springs, CO
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Geothermal Technologies (EE-12)
OSTI Identifier:
751064
Report Number(s):
DOE/ID/13508
TRN: US200609%%505
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-FC07-97ID13508
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; DRILLING; EXPLORATION; GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS; GEOTHERMAL FIELDS; NEVADA; PRODUCTION; RYE; TARGETS; geophysical exploration; geothermal; step-out wells; drilling targets; rock characteristics; magnetic; electrical; density; sonic

Citation Formats

W. Teplow. Integrated Geophysical Exploration Program at the Rye Patch Geothermal Field, Pershing County, Nevada. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
W. Teplow. Integrated Geophysical Exploration Program at the Rye Patch Geothermal Field, Pershing County, Nevada. United States.
W. Teplow. Wed . "Integrated Geophysical Exploration Program at the Rye Patch Geothermal Field, Pershing County, Nevada". United States.
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abstractNote = {The purpose of the geophysical exploration program was to use an integrated suite of detailed geophysical surveys to locate and map commercially productive zones in the Rye Patch geothermal field. The focus of the surveys was the production zone in Well 44-28 located at a depth of 3400' below surface. The primary goal of the program was to map the extension of the specific producing feature in 44-28 so that step-out wells could be targeted accurately. The second goal of the program was to identify additional production drilling targets that may be hydrologically independent from the 44-28 zone. The geophysical program was designed to measure a range of physical rock characteristics including magnetic, electrical, density, and sonic properties. This was done to help overcome the limitations and ambiguities inherent to any particular geophysical method. The studies and methodologies employed in the Rye Patch geophysical program are discussed. This report presents the results and a discussion of those results from each of the surveys and studies performed. Correlations among the data sets and between the data sets and the known producing zones are discussed, and drilling targets are presented as the end product of the correlations observed in the geophysical and geologic data.},
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