Geothermal Literature Review At Coso Geothermal Area (1987)

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Exploration Activity: Geothermal Literature Review At Coso Geothermal Area (1987)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Coso Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Geothermal Literature Review
Activity Date 1987

Usefulness not indicated
DOE-funding Unknown

Exploration Basis
Compare multiple theories of the structural control of the geothermal system
The geothermal system appears to be associated with at least one dominant north-south-trending feature which extends several miles through the east-central portion of the Coso volcanic field. The identified producing fractures occur in zones which range from 10 - 100s of feet in extent, separated by regions of essentially unfractured rock of similar composition. Wells in the Devil's Kitchen area have encountered fluids in excess of 4500F and flow rates of 1 million lb/hr at depths less than 4000 ft.


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