Larderello Geothermal Area

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Area Overview



Geothermal Area Profile



Location: Tuscany, Italy

Exploration Region: Italy Geothermal Region

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: 43.2325°, 10.8756°


Resource Estimate

Mean Reservoir Temp: 250°C
523.15 K
482 °F
941.67 °R
[1]

Estimated Reservoir Volume: 750 km³
750,000,000,000 m³
179.935 mi³
26,486,000,040,750 ft³
980,962,964,250 yd³
750,000,000,000,000 L

Mean Capacity: 594 MW
594,000 kW
594,000,000 W
594,000,000,000 mW
0.594 GW
5.94e-4 TW
[2]

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Exploration History



First Discovery Well

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Well Field Description



Well Field Information

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Average Temperature of Geofluid: 325°C
598.15 K
617 °F
1,076.67 °R

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Depth to Top of Reservoir: 1000 m
1 km
0.621 mi
3,280.84 ft
1,093.61 yd
[1]

Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 4000 m
4 km
2.485 mi
13,123.36 ft
4,374.44 yd
[1]

Average Depth to Reservoir: 2000 m
2 km
1.243 mi
6,561.68 ft
2,187.22 yd


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Geology of the Area



Geologic Setting

Tectonic Setting: Non-Tectonic

Controlling Structure:

Topographic Features:

Brophy Model: Type E: Extensional Tectonic, Fault-Controlled Resource

Moeck-Beardsmore Play Type: CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-1b: Magmatic - Intrusive, CV-3: Extensional Domain
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Geologic Features

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Host Rock Age: Triassic

Host Rock Lithology: Dolostone; Metamorphic Basement

Cap Rock Age:

Cap Rock Lithology: Shale


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Geofluid Geochemistry



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NEPA-Related Analyses (0)


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References


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ruggero Bertani. 2005. World Geothermal Power Generation 2001-2005. Proceedings of World Geothermal Congress; Turkey: World Geothermal Congress.
  2. Francesco Razzano and Maurizio Cei. 2015. Geothermal Power Generation in Italy 2010-2014 Update Report. Proceedings of World Geothermal Congress; Melbourne, Australia: World Geothermal Congress.


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<metadesc> Larderello Geothermal Area is a known Geothermal Resource Area. </metadesc>