Flow Test At Coso Geothermal Area (1978)

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Exploration Activity: Flow Test At Coso Geothermal Area (1978)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Coso Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Flow Test
Activity Date 1978

Usefulness not indicated
DOE-funding Unknown

Flow tests of well CGEH No. 1 were conducted. LBL performed eight temperature surveys after completion of the well to estimate equilibrium reservoir temperatures. Downhole fluid samples were obtained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), and a static pressure profile was obtained. The first test began September 5, 1978 using nitrogen stimulation to initiate flow; this procedure resulted in small flow and subsequent filling of the bottom hole with drill cuttings. The second test, on November 2, 1978, utilized a nitrogen-foam-water mixture to clean residual particles from bottom hole, following which nitrogen was again used to stimulate the well. The well remained dry after stimulation. Water influx was calculated at 4-5 gal/min as the well filled after unloading of the wellbore.


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