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Title: Dixie Valley Engineered Geothermal System Exploration Methodology Project, Baseline Conceptual Model Report

Abstract

The Engineered Geothermal System (EGS) Exploration Methodology Project is developing an exploration approach for EGS through the integration of geoscientific data. The Project chose the Dixie Valley Geothermal System in Nevada as a field laboratory site for methodlogy calibration purposes because, in the public domain, it is a highly characterized geothermal systems in the Basin and Range with a considerable amount of geoscience and most importantly, well data. This Baseline Conceptual Model report summarizes the results of the first three project tasks (1) collect and assess the existing public domain geoscience data, (2) design and populate a GIS database, and (3) develop a baseline (existing data) geothermal conceptual model, evaluate geostatistical relationships, and generate baseline, coupled EGS favorability/trust maps from +1km above sea level (asl) to -4km asl for the Calibration Area (Dixie Valley Geothermal Wellfield) to identify EGS drilling targets at a scale of 5km x 5km. It presents (1) an assessment of the readily available public domain data and some proprietary data provided by Terra-Gen Power, LLC, (2) a re-interpretation of these data as required, (3) an exploratory geostatistical data analysis, (4) the baseline geothermal conceptual model, and (5) the EGS favorability/trust mapping. The conceptual model presented appliesmore » to both the hydrothermal system and EGS in the Dixie Valley region.« less

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209
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0002778
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
DOE Geothermal Data Repository; AltaRock Energy Inc
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Renewable Power Office. Geothermal Technologies Office
Subject:
15 Geothermal Energy
Keywords:
geothermal; Dixie Valley; EGS; Hydrothermal System; Favorability/Trust mapping; Exploration; Conceptual Model; Baseline Model; conceptual model; model; baseline; appendices; supporting data; seismic data; well data; geologic maps
OSTI Identifier:
1148835
DOI:
10.15121/1148835

Citation Formats

Iovenitti, Joe. Dixie Valley Engineered Geothermal System Exploration Methodology Project, Baseline Conceptual Model Report. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.15121/1148835.
Iovenitti, Joe. Dixie Valley Engineered Geothermal System Exploration Methodology Project, Baseline Conceptual Model Report. United States. doi:10.15121/1148835.
Iovenitti, Joe. 2013. "Dixie Valley Engineered Geothermal System Exploration Methodology Project, Baseline Conceptual Model Report". United States. doi:10.15121/1148835. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1148835. Pub date:Wed May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2013
@article{osti_1148835,
title = {Dixie Valley Engineered Geothermal System Exploration Methodology Project, Baseline Conceptual Model Report},
author = {Iovenitti, Joe},
abstractNote = {The Engineered Geothermal System (EGS) Exploration Methodology Project is developing an exploration approach for EGS through the integration of geoscientific data. The Project chose the Dixie Valley Geothermal System in Nevada as a field laboratory site for methodlogy calibration purposes because, in the public domain, it is a highly characterized geothermal systems in the Basin and Range with a considerable amount of geoscience and most importantly, well data. This Baseline Conceptual Model report summarizes the results of the first three project tasks (1) collect and assess the existing public domain geoscience data, (2) design and populate a GIS database, and (3) develop a baseline (existing data) geothermal conceptual model, evaluate geostatistical relationships, and generate baseline, coupled EGS favorability/trust maps from +1km above sea level (asl) to -4km asl for the Calibration Area (Dixie Valley Geothermal Wellfield) to identify EGS drilling targets at a scale of 5km x 5km. It presents (1) an assessment of the readily available public domain data and some proprietary data provided by Terra-Gen Power, LLC, (2) a re-interpretation of these data as required, (3) an exploratory geostatistical data analysis, (4) the baseline geothermal conceptual model, and (5) the EGS favorability/trust mapping. The conceptual model presented applies to both the hydrothermal system and EGS in the Dixie Valley region.},
doi = {10.15121/1148835},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {5}
}

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