Heat Flow Database Expansion for NGDS Data Development, Collection and Maintenance Geothermal Project
Last modified on July 22, 2011.
|Project Title||Heat Flow Database Expansion for NGDS Data Development, Collection and Maintenance|
|Project Type / Topic 1||Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program|
|Project Type / Topic 2||Geothermal Data Development, Collection, and Maintenance|
|Project Description|| In particular the efforts on document and core digitization, the recovery of the BEG geopressure data developed during the approximately $200 million project by DOE in the 1970-1980, the EGS data from the Fenton Hill experiments, and meta-data associated with US thermal mapping are crucial to be performed at this point because they are otherwise in danger of deterioration or complete loss.
Primary benefits will include support for developers of geothermal power plants by decreasing the costs of the resource identification phase and the risks of the exploration phase of developers. The project will rescue important data from deterioration or complete loss and provide a set of tools to be used by other parties to submit data to the NGDS.
|Objectives||Provide high quality information supporting geothermal research and development will be submitted to the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS).|
|Awardees (Company / Institution)||Southern Methodist University|
|Partner 1||Siemens Corporate Research|
|Partner 2||Geothermal Resource Council|
|Partner 3|| Texas Bureau of Economic Geology
|Funding Opportunity Announcement||DE-FOA-0000109|
|DOE Funding Level (total award amount)||$5,250,000.00|
|Awardee Cost Share||$0.00|
|Total Project Cost|| $5,250,000.00
|Principal Investigator(s)||David Blackwell, Southern Methodist University|
|Other Principal Investigators||Fabian Moerchen, Siemens Corporate Research|
|Targets / Milestones|| In order to facilitate the computational and data management aspects of geothermal data collection, maintenance and submission, Siemens Corporate Research, Inc. (SCR) will provide software, consulting services and a collaboration platform to its partners. This centralized approach to the IT aspect of geothermal data submission streamlines the overall process by avoiding duplicate efforts within disparate groups. The software will be developed according to the standards defined by the NGDS team to provide data and meta-data in the formats and made publically available under an open source license. This enables other people to reuse and complement the tools.
|Location of Project|| Dallas, TX
|Impacts||Benefits: Support for developers of geothermal power plants by decreasing the costs of the resource identification phase and the risks of the exploration phase of developers; rescue important data from deterioration or complete loss and; provide a set of tools to be used by other parties to submit data to the NGDS.|
|Funding Source||American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009|
|References||EERE Geothermal Technologies Programs|