A Model For The Sulphur Springs Geothermal Field St Lucia

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Journal Article: A Model For The Sulphur Springs Geothermal Field St Lucia

Abstract
A model to explain the behaviour of the Sulphur Springs geothermal field has been derived from downhole temperature records in the exploration boreholes. The model incorporates a main reservoir at 1 - 1.5 km depth, intersected by steeply inclined fissures which carry steam and gas to the well bores, and to the natural fumaroles. A substantial decline in the gas content of the steam could have serious consequences where the fissures are utilised as conduits between the boreholes and the deep reservoir. Further development of the field should concentrate on the fissures around 300 m or on the reservoir itself around 1000 - 1500 m.

Author 
K. H. Williamson








Published Journal 
Geothermics, 1979





DOI 
10.1016/0375-6505(79)90001-4


 

Citation

K. H. Williamson. 1979. A Model For The Sulphur Springs Geothermal Field St Lucia. Geothermics. (!) .