Conceptual Model At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Iovenitti, Et Al., 2012)
Exploration Activity: Conceptual Model At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Iovenitti, Et Al., 2012)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Dixie Valley Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Conceptual Model|
|Activity Date||2012 - The date "ongoing" was not understood.The date "ongoing" was not understood.|
This project is being conducted to develop exploration methodology for EGS development. Dixie Valley is being used as a calibration site for the EGS exploration program and multiple studies are being conducted to develop a baseline geothermal system conceptual model. The project is being funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, T=the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and AltaRock Energy Inc.
A baseline conceptual model was developed to evaluate the geo-statistical relationships between various geoscience data sets. Baseline EGS favorability/trust maps were created for +1 to -4 km above sea level to identify EGS drilling targets. Pared favorability and trust maps were made to show EGS favorability as well as data reliability. The drilling targets are be based on key EGS parameters: temperature, rock type and stress. The area for this project is about 50 X 50 km and is centered around the Dixie Valley Power Plant. The model showed a distinct correlation between shallow thermal anomalies and the intersections of north trending structures with north-easterly trending faults. The baseline model is applicable to EGS and hydrothermal components of the Geothermal system.
- Joe Iovenitti, David Blackwell, Jon Sainsbury, Ileana Tibuleac, Al Waibel, Trenton Cladouhos, Robert Karlin, Ed Isaaks, Matthew Clyne, Fletcher Hank Ibser, Owen Callahan, B. Mack Kennedy, Philip Wannamaker (2012) Towards Developing a Calibrated EGS Exploration Methodology Using the Dixie Valley Geothermal System, Nevada