Bouillante Geothermal Area

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Bouillante Geothermal Area

Area Overview

Geothermal Area Profile

Location: Guadaloupe

Exploration Region: Lesser Antilles Volcanic Arc

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: 16.137131374822°, -61.767415618896°

Resource Estimate

Mean Reservoir Temp: 255°C528.15 K
491 °F
950.67 °R

Estimated Reservoir Volume: 4 km³4,000,000,000 m³
0.96 mi³
141,258,666,884 ft³
5,231,802,476 yd³
4,000,000,000,000 L

Mean Capacity: 15 MW15,000 kW
15,000,000 W
15,000,000,000 mW
0.015 GW
1.5e-5 TW

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History and Infrastructure

Operating Power Plants: 2

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Developing Power Projects: 0

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Power Production Profile

Gross Production Capacity: 15 MW15,000 kW
15,000,000 W
15,000,000,000 mW
0.015 GW
1.5e-5 TW

Net Production Capacity:

Owners  :
  • CFG Services; Électricité de France Développement Environnement

Power Purchasers :

Other Uses:

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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: 255°C528.15 K
491 °F
950.67 °R

Sanyal Classification (Wellhead):

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Sanyal Classification (Reservoir):

Depth to Top of Reservoir: 300 m0.3 km
0.186 mi
984.252 ft
328.083 yd

Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 1100 m1.1 km
0.684 mi
3,608.924 ft
1,202.971 yd

Average Depth to Reservoir:

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Geology of the Area

Geologic Setting

Tectonic Setting: Subduction Zone

Controlling Structure: Fault Intersection, Major Normal Fault

Topographic Features:

Brophy Model: Type B: Andesitic Volcanic 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: Fumaroles, Hot Springs, Warm or Steaming Ground

Relict Geothermal Features:

Volcanic Age: Pleistocene

Host Rock Age:

Host Rock Lithology: Chlorite

Cap Rock Age:

Cap Rock Lithology: Illite-Smectite Clay

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Geofluid Geochemistry


Salinity (low): 20000

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ruggero Bertani. 2005. World Geothermal Power Generation 2001-2005. Proceedings of World Geothermal Congress; Turkey: World Geothermal Congress.

List of existing Geothermal Resource Areas.

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