Geothermal Resource-Reservoir Investigations Based On Heat Flow And Thermal Gradient Data For The United States

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Report: Geothermal Resource-Reservoir Investigations Based On Heat Flow And Thermal Gradient Data For The United States

Abstract
Several activities related to geothermal resources in the western United States are described in this report. A database of geothermal site-specific thermal gradient and heat flow results from individual exploration wells in the western US has been assembled. Extensive temperature gradient and heat flow exploration data from the active exploration of the 1970's and 1980's were collected, compiled, and synthesized, emphasizing previously unavailable company data. Examples of the use and applications of the database are described. The database and results are available on the world wide web. In this report numerical models are used to establish basic qualitative relationships between structure, heat input, and permeability distribution, and the resulting geothermal system. A series of steady state, two-dimensional numerical models evaluate the effect of permeability and structural variations on an idealized, generic Basin and Range geothermal system and the results are described.

Authors 
D. D. Blackwell, K. W. Wisian, M.C . Richards and J. L. Steele








Published 
Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection, 2000





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Citation

D. D. Blackwell,K. W. Wisian,M.C . Richards,J. L. Steele. 2000. Geothermal Resource-Reservoir Investigations Based On Heat Flow And Thermal Gradient Data For The United States. (!) : Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection.