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Title: Electrical resistivity investigations at the Olkaria geothermal field, Kenya

The bipole-dipole, Schlumberger and in line dipole-dipole electrical resistivity configurations were used to delineate the Olkaria geothermal reservoir with the view to site boreholes for the production of electric power using the geopressurized hot water. The dipole-dipole resistivity data provided the least ambiguous and most usable data for assessing the resource. Deep drilling into two of the anomalies outlined by this survey has proved the existence of high-temperature reservoirs and a 15MW power station is under construction.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6167610
Report Number(s):
CONF-800920-
Journal ID: CODEN: TGRCD
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Trans. - Geotherm. Resour. Counc.; (United States); Journal Volume: 4; Conference: Geothermal Resource Council annual meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, 9 Sep 1980
Research Org:
Kenya Power Co. Ltd., Nairobi
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; KENYA; GEOTHERMAL FIELDS; RESISTIVITY SURVEYS; GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANTS; POWER RANGE 10-100 MW; RIFT ZONES; VOLCANIC REGIONS; WELL DRILLING; AFRICA; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; DRILLING; ELECTRICAL SURVEYS; GEOLOGIC STRUCTURES; GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS; POWER PLANTS; SURVEYS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS 150301* -- Geothermal Exploration & Exploration Technology-- Geophysical Techniques & Surveys