Convection-Dominated Geothermal Systems

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{{Expansion depth limit exceeded|class=box minheight|title=Moeck-Beardsmore Play Types|content= This classification scheme was developed by Moeck and Beardsmore, as reported in A New 'Geothermal Play Type' Catalog: Streamlining Exploration Decision Making.{{Expansion depth limit exceeded|MoeckBeardsmore2014|A New 'Geothermal Play Type' Catalog: Streamlining Exploration Decision Making}}{{Expansion depth limit exceeded|Moeck2014|Geothermal Plays in Geologic Settings}}

Convection dominated geothermal play types are considered ‘viable’ or ‘active’ geothermal systems because they are adjacent to regions of active tectonism, active volcanism, young plutonism, and extensional tectonics. All known ‘high temperature’ (>200°C) geothermal reservoirs shallower than 3,000m are in this category. The heat is transferred as a fluid from deeper to shallower crust by means of convection along permeable pathways. The primary reservoirs are highly permeable porous formations that are laterally extensive. {{Expansion depth limit exceeded|Moeck2014|A New 'Geothermal Play Type' Catalog: Streamlining Exploration Decision Making}}

The play types included in this category are magmatic plays which can be either extrusive or intrusive, plutonic plays with active or recent volcanism, inactive volcanism, and extensional domain plays.











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