Eburru Geothermal Area

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Eburru Geothermal Area

Area Overview

Geothermal Area Profile

Location: Naivasha, Kenya

Exploration Region: East African Rift System - Kenya Rift

GEA Development Phase: Operational"Operational" is not in the list of possible values (Phase I - Resource Procurement and Identification, Phase II - Resource Exploration and Confirmation, Phase III - Permitting and Initial Development, Phase IV - Resource Production and Power Plant Construction) for this property.

Coordinates: -0.61939813764465°, 36.179647827149°

Resource Estimate

Mean Reservoir Temp: 305°C578.15 K
581 °F
1,040.67 °R

Estimated Reservoir Volume: 3 km³3,000,000,000 m³
0.72 mi³
105,944,000,163 ft³
3,923,851,857 yd³
3,000,000,000,000 L

Mean Capacity: 2.5 MW2,500 kW
2,500,000 W
2,500,000,000 mW
0.0025 GW
2.5e-6 TW

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History and Infrastructure

Operating Power Plants: 1

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Developing Power Projects: 0

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Power Production Profile

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Owners  :
  • KenGen

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Exploration History

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Well Field Description

Well Field Information

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Depth to Top of Reservoir: 2000m2 km
1.243 mi
6,561.68 ft
2,187.22 yd

Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 2500m2.5 km
1.553 mi
8,202.1 ft
2,734.025 yd

Average Depth to Reservoir: 2250m2.25 km
1.398 mi
7,381.89 ft
2,460.623 yd

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Geology of the Area

Geologic Setting

Tectonic Setting: Rift Zone

Controlling Structure:

Topographic Features: Mountainous

Brophy Model: Type E: Extensional Tectonic, Fault-Controlled Resource

Moeck-Beardsmore Play Type: CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-1b: Magmatic - Intrusive, CV-3: Extensional Domain"CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-1b: Magmatic - Intrusive, CV-3: Extensional Domain" is not in the list of possible values (CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-1b: Magmatic - Intrusive, CV-2a: Plutonic - Recent or Active Volcanism, CV-2b: Plutonic - Inactive Volcanism, CV-3: Extensional Domain, CD-1: Intracratonic Basin, CD-2: Orogenic Belt, CD-3: Crystalline Rock - Basement) for this property.

Geologic Features

Modern Geothermal Features: Fumaroles, Warm or Steaming Ground

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Volcanic Age: Quaternary

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Host Rock Lithology: Basalt

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Geofluid Geochemistry


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Salinity (average): 2000

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  1. David L. Mendive, P.E. and Lawrence H. Green, P.E.. 2012. Wellhead Geothermal Power Plant at Eburru, Kenya. Proceedings of Geothermal Resouces Council; Reno, Nevada: Geothermal Resources Council.
  2. Benjamin Matek. Geo-energy [Internet]. Geothermal Energy Association. [updated 2015/04/28;cited 2015/04/28]. Available from: http://geo-energy.org/

List of existing Geothermal Resource Areas.

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