Field Mapping At Raft River Geothermal Area (1977)
Exploration Activity: Field Mapping At Raft River Geothermal Area (1977)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Raft River Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Field Mapping|
To estimate the permeability and storage parameters of the geothermal reservoir, and the possible existence of barrier boundaries.
Production and interference tests were conducted on the geothermal wells RRGE 1 and RRGE 2 during September--November, 1975. In all, three tests were conducted, two of them being short-duration production tests and one, a long duration interference test. The data collected during the tests also indicated that the reservoir pressure varies systematically in response to the changes in the Earth's gravitational field caused by the passage of the sun and the moon. Overall, the results of the tests indicate that the geothermal reservoir in southern Raft River valley is fairly extensive and significantly permeable and merits further exploration.
- Narasimhan, T. N.; Witherspoon, P. A. (1 May 1977) Reservoir evaluation tests on RRGE 1 and RRGE 2, Raft River Geothermal Project, Idaho