Hellisheidi Geothermal Area

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Hellisheidi Geothermal Area




Area Overview



Geothermal Area Profile



Location: Iceland

Exploration Region: South Iceland Seismic Zone - Mid Atlantic Ridge

GEA Development Phase: Operational"Operational" is not in the list of possible values (Phase I - Resource Procurement and Identification, Phase II - Resource Exploration and Confirmation, Phase III - Permitting and Initial Development, Phase IV - Resource Production and Power Plant Construction) for this property.

Coordinates: 64.035747651322°, -21.395320510864°


Resource Estimate

Mean Reservoir Temp: 260°C533.15 K
500 °F
959.67 °R
[1]

Estimated Reservoir Volume: 77 m³
7.0e-9 km³
1.679389e-9 mi³
247.203 ft³
9.156 yd³

Mean Capacity: 303 MW303,000 kW
303,000,000 W
303,000,000,000 mW
0.303 GW
3.03e-4 TW
[2]

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History and Infrastructure



Operating Power Plants: 1


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Developing Power Projects: 0

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Power Production Profile

Gross Production Capacity: 303 MW303,000 kW
303,000,000 W
303,000,000,000 mW
0.303 GW
3.03e-4 TW

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Exploration History



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Well Field Description



Well Field Information

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Average Temperature of Geofluid: 285°C558.15 K
545 °F
1,004.67 °R

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Depth to Top of Reservoir: 2000 m2 km
1.243 mi
6,561.68 ft
2,187.22 yd
[3]

Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 3000 m3 km
1.864 mi
9,842.52 ft
3,280.83 yd
[3]

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Geology of the Area



Geologic Setting

Tectonic Setting: Rift Zone

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Brophy Model: Type F: Oceanic-ridge, Basaltic Resource

Moeck-Beardsmore Play Type: CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-1b: Magmatic - Intrusive, CV-3: Extensional Domain"CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-1b: Magmatic - Intrusive, CV-3: Extensional Domain" is not in the list of possible values (CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-1b: Magmatic - Intrusive, CV-2a: Plutonic - Recent or Active Volcanism, CV-2b: Plutonic - Inactive Volcanism, CV-3: Extensional Domain, CD-1: Intracratonic Basin, CD-2: Orogenic Belt, CD-3: Crystalline Rock - Basement) for this property.


Geologic Features

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Volcanic Age: Recent

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Host Rock Lithology: Basalt

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Geofluid Geochemistry



Geochemistry

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Brine Constituents: 800 ppm silica [4]

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References


  1. A. Manzella, Herve Taineau, Olafur Flovenz. .. Current Status of the high enthalpy conventional geothermal fields in Europe and the potential perspectives for their exploitation in terms of EGS. .. .. .p.
  2. http://www.cleanenergyactionproject.com/CleanEnergyActionProject/Geothermal_Technologies_Case_Studies_files/Hellisheidi%20Geothermal%20Power%20Station.pdf
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Station – South Iceland [Internet]. www.Extremeiceland.is. [cited 2015/04/28]. Available from: https://www.extremeiceland.is/en/information/about-iceland/hellisheidi-geothermal-power-station
  4. Reducing Silica Deposition Potential in Waste Waters from Nesjavellir and Hellisheiði Power Plants, Iceland


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