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Title: A Comprehensive Study of Fracture Patterns and Densities in The Geysers Geothermal Reservoir Using Microearthquake Shear-Wave Splitting Tomography

Abstract

In this project we developed a method for using seismic S-wave data to map the patterns and densities of sub-surface fractures in the NW Geysers Geothermal Field/ (1) This project adds to both the general methods needed to characterize the geothermal production fractures that supply steam for power generation and to the specific knowledge of these in the Geysers area. (2)By locating zones of high fracture density it will be possible to reduce the cost of geothermal power development with the targeting of high production geothermal wells. (3) The results of the project having been transferred to both US based and international geothermal research and exploration agencies and concerns by several published papers and meeting presentations, and through the distribution of the data handling and other software codes we developed.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Duke University (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
(US)
OSTI Identifier:
821673
Report Number(s):
DOE/ID/13464
TRN: US200411%%295
DOE Contract Number:  
FG07-96ID13464
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 24 Feb 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; AVAILABILITY; DISTRIBUTION; EXPLORATION; FRACTURES; GEOTHERMAL WELLS; GEYSERS GEOTHERMAL FIELD; MICROEARTHQUAKES; POWER GENERATION; PRODUCTION; SEISMIC S WAVES; STEAM; TOMOGRAPHY; Geothermal Legacy

Citation Formats

Peter E. Malin, Eylon Shalev, Min Lou, Silas M. Simiyu, Anastasia Stroujkova, and Windy McCausland. A Comprehensive Study of Fracture Patterns and Densities in The Geysers Geothermal Reservoir Using Microearthquake Shear-Wave Splitting Tomography. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.2172/821673.
Peter E. Malin, Eylon Shalev, Min Lou, Silas M. Simiyu, Anastasia Stroujkova, & Windy McCausland. A Comprehensive Study of Fracture Patterns and Densities in The Geysers Geothermal Reservoir Using Microearthquake Shear-Wave Splitting Tomography. United States. doi:10.2172/821673.
Peter E. Malin, Eylon Shalev, Min Lou, Silas M. Simiyu, Anastasia Stroujkova, and Windy McCausland. Tue . "A Comprehensive Study of Fracture Patterns and Densities in The Geysers Geothermal Reservoir Using Microearthquake Shear-Wave Splitting Tomography". United States. doi:10.2172/821673. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/821673.
@article{osti_821673,
title = {A Comprehensive Study of Fracture Patterns and Densities in The Geysers Geothermal Reservoir Using Microearthquake Shear-Wave Splitting Tomography},
author = {Peter E. Malin and Eylon Shalev and Min Lou and Silas M. Simiyu and Anastasia Stroujkova and Windy McCausland},
abstractNote = {In this project we developed a method for using seismic S-wave data to map the patterns and densities of sub-surface fractures in the NW Geysers Geothermal Field/ (1) This project adds to both the general methods needed to characterize the geothermal production fractures that supply steam for power generation and to the specific knowledge of these in the Geysers area. (2)By locating zones of high fracture density it will be possible to reduce the cost of geothermal power development with the targeting of high production geothermal wells. (3) The results of the project having been transferred to both US based and international geothermal research and exploration agencies and concerns by several published papers and meeting presentations, and through the distribution of the data handling and other software codes we developed.},
doi = {10.2172/821673},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Feb 24 00:00:00 EST 2004},
month = {Tue Feb 24 00:00:00 EST 2004}
}

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