Exploratory Well At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Allis, Et Al., 1999)

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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

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
Exploratory wells were drilled to asses subsurface discharge of geothermal fluids.
 
Notes
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.

 
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