Black Warrior: Sub-soil Gas and Fluid Inclusion Exploration and Slim Well Drilling Geothermal Project
Last modified on July 22, 2011.
|Project Title||Black Warrior: Sub-soil Gas and Fluid Inclusion Exploration and Slim Well Drilling|
|Project Type / Topic 1||Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program|
|Project Type / Topic 2||Validation of Innovative Exploration Technologies|
|Project Description|| The project area encompasses 6,273 acres of both private and federal lands including water and surface rights. It is reasonable to expect a capacity of about 20 MW. GeothermEx estimated a potential capacity of 40 MW.
Black Warrior is a large blind geothermal prospect near the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation that was identified by reconnaissance temperature gradient drilling in the 1980s by Philips Petroleum but was never tested through deep exploration drilling. Although the 10 square miles of high heat flow in the area reveals significant energy potential it also makes selection of an optimal exploration drilling target difficult.
|Objectives||Apply highly detailed, precise, low cost subsoil and down-hole gas geochemistry methods from the oil and gas industry to identify up flow zone drilling targets in a blind geothermal prospect at Black Warrior, Churchill and Washoe Counties, Nevada.|
|Awardees (Company / Institution)||Nevada Geothermal Power Company|
|Partner 1|| Gore Technologies
|Funding Opportunity Announcement||DE-FOA-0000109|
|DOE Funding Level (total award amount)||$1,597,847.00|
|Awardee Cost Share||$1,597,847.00|
|Total Project Cost|| $3,195,694.00
|Principal Investigator(s)|| John Casteel
|Targets / Milestones|| - Discover a blind low to moderate temperature geothermal reservoir in western near Reno.
|Location of Project|| Black Warrior, NV
|Impacts||Validation of relatively simple and cost-effective analyses that would significantly advance our ability to target "blind" fault-hosted geothermal systems.|
|Funding Source||American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009|
|References||EERE Geothermal Technologies Programs|