Bjarnaflag Geothermal Area

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Area Overview



Geothermal Area Profile



Location: Iceland

Exploration Region: Mid Atlantic Ridge

GEA Development Phase: Operational
"Operational" is not in the list of possible values (Phase I - Resource Procurement and Identification, Phase II - Resource Exploration and Confirmation, Phase III - Permitting and Initial Development, Phase IV - Resource Production and Power Plant Construction) for this property.

Coordinates: 65.6767°, -15.2275°


Resource Estimate

Mean Reservoir Temp: 300°C
573.15 K
572 °F
1,031.67 °R

Estimated Reservoir Volume: 20 km³
20,000,000,000 m³
4.798 mi³
706,293,334,420 ft³
26,159,012,380 yd³
20,000,000,000,000 L
[1]

Mean Capacity: 3 MW
3,000 kW
3,000,000 W
3,000,000,000 mW
0.003 GW
3.0e-6 TW
[1]

USGS Mean Reservoir Temp:

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History and Infrastructure



Operating Power Plants: 1


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Developing Power Projects: 0

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Power Production Profile

Gross Production Capacity: 3 MW
3,000 kW
3,000,000 W
3,000,000,000 mW
0.003 GW
3.0e-6 TW

Net Production Capacity:

Owners  :
  • Reykjavík Energy

Power Purchasers :

Other Uses:


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Regulatory and Environmental Issues


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Exploration History



First Discovery Well

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Well Field Description



Well Field Information

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Average Temperature of Geofluid: 300°C
573.15 K
572 °F
1,031.67 °R

Sanyal Classification (Wellhead):


Reservoir Temp (Geothermometry):

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Depth to Top of Reservoir: 300 m
0.3 km
0.186 mi
984.252 ft
328.083 yd

Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 2000 m
2 km
1.243 mi
6,561.68 ft
2,187.22 yd

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Geology of the Area



Geologic Setting

Tectonic Setting: Rift Zone

Controlling Structure:

Topographic Features:

Brophy Model: Type F: Oceanic-ridge, Basaltic Resource

Moeck-Beardsmore Play Type: CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-1b: Magmatic - Intrusive
"CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-1b: Magmatic - Intrusive" is not in the list of possible values (CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-1b: Magmatic - Intrusive, CV-2a: Plutonic - Recent or Active Volcanism, CV-2b: Plutonic - Inactive Volcanism, CV-3: Extensional Domain, CD-1: Intracratonic Basin, CD-2: Orogenic Belt, CD-3: Crystalline Rock - Basement) for this property.


Geologic Features

Modern Geothermal Features:

Relict Geothermal Features: Hydrothermal Alteration

Volcanic Age: Recent

Host Rock Age:

Host Rock Lithology: Basalt

Cap Rock Age:

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Geofluid Geochemistry



Geochemistry

Salinity (low): 1000

Salinity (high):

Salinity (average):

Brine Constituents: Sulfur, pyrite [2]

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NEPA-Related Analyses (0)


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References


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mannvit. Bjarnarflag Geothermal Power Plant [Internet]. Mannvit. [cited 2015/04/28]. Available from: http://www.mannvit.com/GeothermalEnergy/ProjectExampleinfo/bjarnarflag-geothermal-power-plant
  2. Exploration and Utilization of the Námafjall High Temperature Area in N-Iceland


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