Exploration Of Lahendong Geothermal Field In North Sulawesi, Indonesia

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Journal Article: Exploration Of Lahendong Geothermal Field In North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Abstract
This paper describes the progress made in developing the geothermal resources at Lahendong, North Sulawesi, Indonesia for utilization in power generation. Exploration of the whole region included a geophysical survey undertaken exclusively by the Volcanological Survey of Indonesia (VSI). A temperature survey at various depths was conducted through gradient boreholes. The results show that the area of anomalous temperature corresponds to the area of low resistivity revealed by the seismic survey. Two shallow exploratory boreholes (300-400 m) drilled by VSI confirmed the existence of the resources. The deep reservoir in Lahendong field extends over an area of 10 km2; the upper parts of the reservoir are presumed to be water dominated (temperatures in excess of 200°C) and to overlie a zone of hot chloride water at an undetermined depth. The potential of Lahendong field is estimated to about 90 MW. In Pelita IV (1984-1989), the fourth 5-year plan, the State Electricity Public Corporation plans to construct a 30 MW geothermal power-plant in the Lahendong field.

Author 
Didi Sulasdi








Published Journal 
Geothermics, 1986





DOI 
10.1016/0375-6505(86)90071-4


 

Citation

Didi Sulasdi. 1986. Exploration Of Lahendong Geothermal Field In North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Geothermics. (!) .