Brawley Resurrection of a Previously Developed Geothermal Field

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Journal Article: Brawley Resurrection of a Previously Developed Geothermal Field

Abstract
The Brawley Geothermal Field was originally developed byUnocal. In addition to drilling geothermal wells, this developmentincluded building and operating a 10 MWe power plant.Corrosion and scaling issues resulted in Unocal abandoning theproject in the 1980's. Ormat Nevada investigated the potentialof the shallow sands in 2006. It was concluded that these matrixpermeablesands contained moderately saline water, high porosity,and could support a binary-type power plant. In 2007, OrmatNevada drilled and tested five wells. These test results confirmedthe earlier conclusions and a 49.9 MWe power plant is presentlybeing constructed.

Authors 
Skip Matlick and Tim Jayne








Published Journal 
GRC Transactions, 2008





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Citation

Skip Matlick,Tim Jayne. 2008. Brawley Resurrection of a Previously Developed Geothermal Field. GRC Transactions. 32(N/A):159-162.