Mise-A-La-Masse Mapping of the HGP-A Geothermal Reservoir, Hawaii

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Conference Paper: Mise-A-La-Masse Mapping of the HGP-A Geothermal Reservoir, Hawaii

Abstract

The HGP-A well casing was used as an electrode in a mise-a-la-masse experiment to define the boundaries of the geothermal reservoir. Electric potentials were measured to distances of 2 km from the drill hole. Although cased or lined the full 1967 m only the top 670 m of the HGP-A casing are electrically continuous; the electrode did not extend into the high-temperature part of the reservoir. Nevertheless, the data did define a compartment of dike-impounded freshwater of higher resistivity than the surrounding saltwater-saturated

rock. This dike-impounded water is warm and apparently overlies the actual reservoir: however, the lateral boundaries impounding this water probably confine geothermal fluids at depth.

Authors 
James Kauahikaua, Mark Mattice and Dallas Jackson






Conference 
GRC Annual Meeting; unknown; 1980/09/01


Published 
Geothermal Resources Council, 1980





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Citation

James Kauahikaua, Mark Mattice, Dallas Jackson. 1980. Mise-A-La-Masse Mapping of the HGP-A Geothermal Reservoir, Hawaii. In: GRC Transactions. GRC Annual Meeting; 1980/09/01; unknown. Davis, CA: Geothermal Resources Council; p. unknown


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