Evaluation Of Geothermal Prospects And The Objectives Of Geothermal Exploration

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Journal Article: Evaluation Of Geothermal Prospects And The Objectives Of Geothermal Exploration

Abstract
Some of the basic considerations involved in the evaluation of geothermal prospects are reviewed. The elementary principles of the extraction of heat from geothermal reservoirs are discussed on the basis of an example. It is concluded that in order to sustain power generation in the 100 MW range geothermal reservoirs must have temperatures at or above 200°C and their volume must be of the order of several hundred cubic kilometers. Other important conditions are discussed. A brief review is given of the technique of geophysical exploration of geothermal prospects.

Author 
Gunnar Bodvarsson








Published Journal 
Geoexploration, 1970





DOI 
10.1016/0016-7142(70)90015-3


 

Citation

Gunnar Bodvarsson. 1970. Evaluation Of Geothermal Prospects And The Objectives Of Geothermal Exploration. Geoexploration. (!) .