Deep Permeable Strata Geothermal Energy (Dpsge)- Tapping Giant Heat Reservoirs Within Deep Sedimentary Basins- An Example From Permian Basin Carbonate Strata

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Conference Paper: Deep Permeable Strata Geothermal Energy (Dpsge)- Tapping Giant Heat Reservoirs Within Deep Sedimentary Basins- An Example From Permian Basin Carbonate Strata

Abstract
Increased electric power production from geothermal energy sources will require expansion of the geological environments in which such energy can be developed. The oil and gas industry has long been aware of regions of both high subsurface temperature and abundant brine water, generally considered by that industry as a liability. However, these two commodities are of great importance for geothermal energy production. The deepest parts of the Permian Basin (Delaware and Val Verde Basins) have bottom hole temperatures in excess of 150oC. These regions display a shallow log-normal and a deep linear temperature gradient that is quite different from those found by the few past investigations of the area. Deep gradients on the order of 30oC/km or higher are common. With proven porosity and permeability, this region has the potential for future significant geothermal production.

Authors 
Richard J. Erdlac Jr. and Douglas B. Swift








Published 
GRC, 2004





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Citation

Richard J. Erdlac Jr.,Douglas B. Swift. 2004. Deep Permeable Strata Geothermal Energy (Dpsge)- Tapping Giant Heat Reservoirs Within Deep Sedimentary Basins- An Example From Permian Basin Carbonate Strata. In: (!) ; (!) ; (!) . (!) : GRC; p. (!)