Flow Test At Neal Hot Springs Geothermal Area (U.S. Geothermal Inc., 2008)

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Exploration Activity: Flow Test At Neal Hot Springs Geothermal Area (U.S. Geothermal Inc., 2008)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Neal Hot Springs Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Flow Test
Activity Date 2008 - 2008

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
Flow tests were conducted on the first geothermal production well to confirm the existence of the reservoir.
 
Notes
Flow tests from the first geothermal production well confirm a geothermal reservoir at 697 m. The well was drilled to 703 m, which was 114 m shy of the original drilling target. Drilling stopped shy of the target due to high torque on the drill bit and loss of drilling mud into the formation. Results from the flow tests showed a flowing temperature of 136 C and a flow rate of 76 liters/sec. Estimates from this flow test predict a productivity of 5-6 MW from this well. A second flow test revealed a flowing temperature of 141°C and a flow rate of 130 liters/second confirming the original predictions of a 5-6 MW capability.


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