Brawley- Resurrection Of A Previously Developed Geothermal Field

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Conference Paper: Brawley- Resurrection Of A Previously Developed Geothermal Field

Abstract
The Brawley Geothermal Field was originally developed by Unocal. In addition to drilling geothermal wells, this development included building and operating a 10 MWe power plant. Corrosion and scaling issues resulted in Unocal abandoning the project in the 1980's. Ormat Nevada investigated the potential of the shallow sands in 2006. It was concluded that these matrixpermeable sands contained moderately saline water, high porosity, and could support a binary-type power plant. In 2007, Ormat Nevada drilled and tested five wells. These test results confirmed the earlier conclusions and a 49.9 MWe power plant is presently being constructed.

Authors 
Skip Matlick and Tim Jayne








Published 
GRC, 2008





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Citation

Skip Matlick,Tim Jayne. 2008. Brawley- Resurrection Of A Previously Developed Geothermal Field. In: (!) ; (!) ; (!) . (!) : GRC; p. (!)


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