Las Tres Virgenes Geothermal Area

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Las Tres Virgenes Geothermal Area

Area Overview

Geothermal Area Profile

Location: Baja California Sur, Mexico

Exploration Region: Baja Peninsula 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: 26.889104991776°, -111.98214492798°

Resource Estimate

Mean Reservoir Temp: 280°C553.15 K
536 °F
995.67 °R

Estimated Reservoir Volume: 60 km³60,000,000,000 m³
14.395 mi³
2,118,880,003,260 ft³
78,477,037,140 yd³
60,000,000,000,000 L

Mean Capacity: 10 MW10,000 kW
10,000,000 W
10,000,000,000 mW
0.01 GW
1.0e-5 TW

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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: 10 MW10,000 kW
10,000,000 W
10,000,000,000 mW
0.01 GW
1.0e-5 TW

Net Production Capacity:

Owners  :

Power Purchasers :
  • Comisión Federal de Electricidad

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Regulatory and Environmental Issues

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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: 275°C548.15 K
527 °F
986.67 °R

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Depth to Top of Reservoir: 500 m0.5 km
0.311 mi
1,640.42 ft
546.805 yd

Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 2500 m2.5 km
1.553 mi
8,202.1 ft
2,734.025 yd

Average Depth to Reservoir: 1500m1.5 km
0.932 mi
4,921.26 ft
1,640.415 yd

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Geology of the Area

Geologic Setting

Tectonic Setting: Rift Zone

Controlling Structure:

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Brophy Model: Type B: Andesitic Volcanic Resource

Moeck-Beardsmore Play Type: CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-1b: Magmatic - Intrusive"CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-1b: Magmatic - Intrusive" 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

Relict Geothermal Features: Hydrothermal Alteration

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Host Rock Lithology: Granodiorite

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Geofluid Geochemistry


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Brine Constituents: Sodium chloride water [3]

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NEPA-Related Analyses (0)

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  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. Benjamin Matek. Geo-energy [Internet]. Geothermal Energy Association. [updated 2015/04/28;cited 2015/04/28]. Available from:
  3. The Las Tres Virgenes Mexico Geothermal Reservoir

List of existing Geothermal Resource Areas.

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