A Comprehensive Study Of Fracture Patterns And Densities In The Geysers Geothermal Reservoir Using Microearthquake Shear-Wave Splitting Tomography

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Report: 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.

Authors 
Peter E. Malin, Eylon Shalev, Min Lou, Silas M. Simiyu, Anastasia Stroujkova and Windy McCausland








Published 
Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection, 2004





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Citation

Peter E. Malin,Eylon Shalev,Min Lou,Silas M. Simiyu,Anastasia Stroujkova,Windy McCausland. 2004. A Comprehensive Study Of Fracture Patterns And Densities In The Geysers Geothermal Reservoir Using Microearthquake Shear-Wave Splitting Tomography. (!) : Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection.


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