Cuttings Analysis At U.S. South Region (Smith & Dees, 1982)
Exploration Activity: Cuttings Analysis At U.S. South Region (Smith & Dees, 1982)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||U.S. South Region|
|Exploration Technique||Cuttings Analysis|
(Louisiana & Mississippi): "cased, non-flowing boreholes at least 150 m deep were sought on an opportunistic basis through state geological surveys and U.S. Geological Survey offices. Representative samples of drill cuttings were used for laboratory measurements of thermal conductivity. A total of 38 new heat flow values, ranging from less than 1 heat flow unit (hfu) (41.8 mW/m 2) to more than 2 hfu, were determined (Smith and Dees, in preparation), and a wedge-shaped zone of elevated thermal gradients and positive heat flow anomalies can be depicted (Fig. 1)."
- Douglas L. Smith, William T. Dees (1982) Indicators Of Low-Temperature Geothermal Resources In Northern Louisiana And Central Mississippi