Fluid Inclusion Analysis At Coso Geothermal Area (2004-2005)

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Exploration Activity: Fluid Inclusion Analysis At Coso Geothermal Area (2004-2005)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Coso Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Fluid Inclusion Analysis
Activity Date 2004 - 2005

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
Determine if fluid inclusion stratigraphy is applicable to geothermal
 
Notes
Fluid Inclusion Stratigraphy (FIS) is a new technique developed for the oil industry in order to map borehole fluids.Fluid inclusion gas geochemistry is analyzed and plotted on well log diagrams. The working hypothesis is that select gaseous species and species ratios indicate areas of groundwater and reservoir fluid flow and reservoir seals. Analyses from multiple boreholes should show the stratigraphy of subsurface fluids. Approximately 1,700 samples from three producing and one non-producing well have been analyzed. Preliminary results show megascopic trends and much fine scale detail when the logs are analyzed in detail.

 
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