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Title: Symposium in the field of geothermal energy

Abstract

Mexico and the US are nations with abundant sources of geothermal energy, and both countries have progressed rapidly in developing their more accessible resources. For example, Mexico has developed over 600 MWe at Cerro Prieto, while US developers have brought in over 2000 MWe at the Geysers. These successes, however, are only a prologue to an exciting future. All forms of energy face technical and economic barriers that must be overcome if the resources are to play a significant role in satisfying national energy needs. Geothermal energy--except for the very highest grade resources--face a number of barriers, which must be surmounted through research and development. Sharing a common interest in solving the problems that impede the rapid utilization of geothermal energy, Mexico and the US agreed to exchange information and participate in joint research. An excellent example of this close and continuing collaboration is the geothermal research program conducted under the auspices of the 3-year agreement signed on April 7, 1986 by the US DOE and the Mexican Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE). The major objectives of this bilateral agreement are: (1) to achieve a thorough understanding of the nature of geothermal reservoirs in sedimentary and fractured igneous rocks; (2)more » to investigate how the geothermal resources of both nations can best be explored and utilized; and (3) to exchange information on geothermal topics of mutual interest.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
DOE-CFE, San Diego, CA
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
891313
Report Number(s):
CONF-8904129
TRN: US200622%%166
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Proceedings: Symposium in the field of geothermal energy, San Diego, CA, April 4-5, 1989
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; BILATERAL AGREEMENTS; ECONOMICS; GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES; IGNEOUS ROCKS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; US DOE; Geothermal Legacy

Citation Formats

Ramirez, Miguel, and Mock, John E. Symposium in the field of geothermal energy. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Ramirez, Miguel, & Mock, John E. Symposium in the field of geothermal energy. United States.
Ramirez, Miguel, and Mock, John E. Sat . "Symposium in the field of geothermal energy". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/891313.
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  • Abstracts were prepared for twenty-one papers, seven were abstracted previously for EDB, and two were listed by title. (MHR)
  • This conference is published in two volumes and contains 35 papers, 31 of which are abstracted separately. The subject matter is primarily concerned with the understanding of geology, hydrogeology, geophysics, reservoir engineering, geochemistry and electric power generation associated with the procurement of geothermal energy.
  • These proceedings include both English and Spanish versions of each paper presented at the symposium. Illustrations and tables, which have been placed between the two versions, include captions in both languages. Forty-one papers are included. Five papers were indexed for EDB previously. Separate abstracts were prepared for thirty-three papers and three were listed by title.
  • This volume covers topics concerned with all aspects of geothermal energy. These topics include; but are not limited to: global resources, drilling technology, direct-use, economics, global warming, public information, groundwater problems associated with geothermal exploration and development, regulatory and environmental issues, geysers, and scaling/corrosion of wells.
  • This book presents information on geothermal electric power and discusses direct uses of geothermal energy. Country update reports are provided and international cooperation reports include topics such as: selected titles for a basic geothermal library, the role of the United Nations in the field of geothermal resources exploration in developing countries, and geothermal training at the International Institute for Geothermal research. International invited papers in this volume include: Hot Dry Rock--A European Perspective; A Summary of Modeling Studies of the East Okkaria Geothermal Field, Kenya; and The Latest Development of the Los Asufres Geothermal Field in Mexico. General papers aremore » presented from Europe, the Western Pacific, Africa, North America, India, China, and Southeast Asia.« less