Cerro Prieto Geothermal Area

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Cerro Prieto Geothermal Area




Area Overview



Geothermal Area Profile



Location: Baja California, Mexico

Exploration Region: Gulf of California Rift Zone Geothermal Region

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: 32.418900516814°, -115.3084274292°


Resource Estimate

Mean Reservoir Temp: 315°C588.15 K
599 °F
1,058.67 °R
[1]

Estimated Reservoir Volume: 315 km³315,000,000,000 m³
75.573 mi³
11,124,120,017,115 ft³
412,004,444,985 yd³
315,000,000,000,000 L

Mean Capacity: 720 MW720,000 kW
720,000,000 W
720,000,000,000 mW
0.72 GW
7.2e-4 TW
[2]

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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: 720 MW720,000 kW
720,000,000 W
720,000,000,000 mW
0.72 GW
7.2e-4 TW

Net Production Capacity:

Owners  :
  • Compania Federal de Electricidad

Power Purchasers :

Other Uses:


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Regulatory and Environmental Issues


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Exploration History



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Well Field Description



Well Field Information

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Average Temperature of Geofluid: 330°C603.15 K
626 °F
1,085.67 °R

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Depth to Top of Reservoir: 1000 m1 km
0.621 mi
3,280.84 ft
1,093.61 yd
[3]

Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 2800 m2.8 km
1.74 mi
9,186.352 ft
3,062.108 yd
[3]

Average Depth to Reservoir: 1900 m1.9 km
1.181 mi
6,233.596 ft
2,077.859 yd


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Geology of the Area



Geologic Setting

Tectonic Setting: Rift Zone

Controlling Structure:

Topographic Features:

Brophy Model: Type D: Sedimentary-hosted, Volcanic-related Resource

Moeck-Beardsmore Play Type: CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-1b: Magmatic - Intrusive, CV-3: Extensional Domain"CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-1b: Magmatic - Intrusive, CV-3: Extensional Domain" 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 [4]

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Volcanic Age: Quaternary

Host Rock Age:

Host Rock Lithology: Sandstone

Cap Rock Age:

Cap Rock Lithology: Brown Shale


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Geofluid Geochemistry



Geochemistry

Salinity (low): 17,455

Salinity (high): 36,015

Salinity (average):

Brine Constituents: Sodium Chloride type brine, "The content of potassium and calcium are high, while that of lithium, boron and sulfate is very low", See table 1 of Izquierdo et al. (2006). [5]

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NEPA-Related Analyses (0)


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References


  1. 28 Years of Production at Cerro Prieto Geothermal Field
  2. Benjamin Matek. Geo-energy [Internet]. Geothermal Energy Association. [updated 2015/04/28;cited 2015/04/28]. Available from: http://geo-energy.org/
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ruggero Bertani. 2005. World Geothermal Power Generation 2001-2005. Proceedings of World Geothermal Congress; Turkey: World Geothermal Congress.
  4. Update of the Cerro Prieto Geological Model
  5. The Cerro Prieto IV Area: A Field Case Study


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