Kagoshima Geothermal Area

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Kagoshima Geothermal Area

Area Overview

Geothermal Area Profile

Location: Kagoshima, Japan

Exploration Region: Ryuku Arc

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: 31.846468323958°, 130.78360895703°

Resource Estimate

Mean Reservoir Temp: 239°C512.15 K
462.2 °F
921.87 °R

Estimated Reservoir Volume:

Mean Capacity: 0.1 MW100 kW
100,000 W
100,000,000 mW
1.0e-4 GW
1.0e-7 TW

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History and Infrastructure

Operating Power Plants: 2

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Developing Power Projects: 0

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Power Production Profile

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Owners  :
  • Nitetsu Kagoshima Geothermal Co/Kyushu Electric Power Co
  • Japex Geothermal Kyushu Co/Kyushu Electric Power

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Exploration History

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Well Field Description

Well Field Information

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Depth to Top of Reservoir: 70m0.07 km
0.0435 mi
229.659 ft
76.553 yd

Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 300m0.3 km
0.186 mi
984.252 ft
328.083 yd

Average Depth to Reservoir: 185m0.185 km
0.115 mi
606.955 ft
202.318 yd

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Geology of the Area

Geologic Setting

Tectonic Setting: Subduction Zone

Controlling Structure: Fault Intersection

Topographic Features: Shield Volcano

Brophy Model: Type B: Andesitic Volcanic Resource

Moeck-Beardsmore Play Type: CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-2b: Plutonic - Inactive Volcanism"CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-2b: Plutonic - Inactive Volcanism" 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

Modern Geothermal Features: Fumaroles, Hot Springs

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Host Rock Age: Neogene to recent

Host Rock Lithology: Volcanic Rocks, Andesite

Cap Rock Age:

Cap Rock Lithology: Altretion Minerals

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Geofluid Geochemistry


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ruggero Bertani. 2005. World Geothermal Power Generation 2001-2005. Proceedings of World Geothermal Congress; Turkey: World Geothermal Congress.

List of existing Geothermal Resource Areas.

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