Geothermal Reservoirs- Products Of Cooling Plutons

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Report: Geothermal Reservoirs- Products Of Cooling Plutons

Abstract
The goals of this project were to develop an in depth understanding of how geothermal reservoirs form and elucidate those features that could potentially be useful in exploration and development of additional energy reserves. Collaboration with Jeff Hulen, EGI helped closely coordinate theoretical concepts and computational experiments with geologic reality in fulfillment of the tasks for this project. Initial reconnaissance computations with Tom Brikowski, University of Texas were critical in realizing the final products of this project. The products of this work contribute basic understanding of the dynamical conditions attendant to the formation of reservoirs in general and the Geysers reservoir in particular. The most exciting of the discoveries were a combination of mineralogical, computational, and geothermometric data sets that revealed a chaotic-like behavior of the processes is critical in the formation of reservoirs near cooling plutions. This discovery provides a fundamental basis for improving resource assessment and exploration methods for geothermal energy associated with very young magmas. Some of the main results are documented in scientific publications, and DOE progress reports. An additional publication is in preparation on the overall significance of fracture propagation and microseismic activity around young

Author 
Denis L. Norton








Published 
Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection, 2002





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Citation

Denis L. Norton. 2002. Geothermal Reservoirs- Products Of Cooling Plutons. (!) : Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection.


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