Exploration model for possible geothermal reservoir, Coso Hot Springs KGRA, Inyo Co. , California

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Conference Proceedings: Exploration model for possible geothermal reservoir, Coso Hot Springs KGRA, Inyo Co. , California

Abstract
The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that a steam-filled fracture geothermal reservoir exists at Coso Hot Springs KGRA, as proposed by Combs and Jarzabek (1977). Gravity data collected by the USGS (Isherwood and Plouff, 1978) was plotted and compared with the geology of the area, which is well known. An east-west trending Bouguer gravity profile was constructed through the center of the heat flow anomaly described by Combs (1976). The best fit model for the observed gravity at the anomaly was obtained by combining the gravitational effect of the known geology and that of a hypothetical geothermal reservoir. The reservoir proposed in this study was modeled at a cylindrical disk of radius 12,500 ft., height 5000 ft., depth 5000 ft., and steam-filled porosity of 5%. Such a reservoir at the temperature suggested by hydrochemical geothermometers would be capable of sustaining a commercial-sized electric generation project.

Authors 
Olson, D.M.; Robinson and R.H.  








Published 
Transactions - Geothermal Resources Council, 9/1/1980





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Citation

Olson, D.M.; Robinson, R.H.  . 9/1/1980. Exploration model for possible geothermal reservoir, Coso Hot Springs KGRA, Inyo Co. , California. Proceedings of (!) ; (!) : Transactions - Geothermal Resources Council.


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