Application Of A Spherical-Radial Heat Transfer Model To Calculate Geothermal Gradients From Measurements In Deep Boreholes

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Journal Article: Application Of A Spherical-Radial Heat Transfer Model To Calculate Geothermal Gradients From Measurements In Deep Boreholes

Abstract
This paper presents estimates of the undisturbed formation temperatures in a geothermal exploration well drilled in the Ceboruco area in the western part of the Mexican Volcanic Belt. The method used assumes that during the warming-up period following fluid circulation, heat transfer from the surrounding formation to the wellbore is spherical-radial in the bottomhole region of the well. According to this model, the transient temperatures display a linear T versus behavior, with an intercept equal to the undisturbed formation temperature.

Authors 
Fernando Ascencio, Fernando Samaniego and Jesus Rivera








Published Journal 
Geothermics, 2006





DOI 
10.1016/j.geothermics.2005.10.003


 

Citation

Fernando Ascencio,Fernando Samaniego,Jesus Rivera. 2006. Application Of A Spherical-Radial Heat Transfer Model To Calculate Geothermal Gradients From Measurements In Deep Boreholes. Geothermics. (!) .