Exploratory Well At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Allis, Et Al., 1999)
Exploration Activity: Exploratory Well At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Allis, Et Al., 1999)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Dixie Valley Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Exploratory Well|
|Activity Date||1997 - 1998|
Exploratory wells were drilled to asses subsurface discharge of geothermal fluids.
Between 1997 and 1998 a number of test wells were drilled between the Stillwater Range and the geothermal production area. The wells ranged in depth from between 60 m to 400 m. Temperature vs. depth curves and conceptual models of the subsurface geothermal outflow zone were developed based on these wells. An approximate discharge of hot geothermal fluid of about 5 l/s is estimated from the models, this equates to a loss of about 56 MW.
- R. G. Allis, Stuart D. Johnson, Gregory D. Nash, Dick Benoit (1999) A model for the shallow thermal regime at Dixie Valley geothermal field