Chemical Logging At Raft River Geothermal Area (1979)
Exploration Activity: Chemical Logging At Raft River Geothermal Area (1979)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Raft River Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Chemical Logging|
To use new methods to assist geothermal well drilling.
Chemical logging resulted in the development of a technique to assist in geothermal well drilling and resource development. Calcium-alkalinity ratios plotted versus drill depth assisted in defining warm and hot water aquifers. Correlations between the calcium-alkalinity log and lithologic logs were used to determine aquifer types and detection of hot water zones 15 to 120 m before drill penetration.
- Mcatee, R. E.; Allen, C. A. (1 January 1979) Chemical logging- a geothermal technique