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Exploration Technique: Modeling-Computer Simulations

Exploration Technique Information
Exploration Group: Data and Modeling Techniques
Exploration Sub Group: Modeling Techniques
Parent Exploration Technique: Modeling Techniques
Information Provided by Technique
Lithology:
Stratigraphic/Structural: Stress fields and magnitudes
Hydrological: Visualization and prediction of the flow patterns and characteristics of geothermal fluids
Thermal: Thermal conduction and convection patterns in the subsurface
Cost Information
Low-End Estimate (USD): 85.008,500 centUSD
0.085 kUSD
8.5e-5 MUSD
8.5e-8 TUSD
/ hour
Median Estimate (USD): 195.0019,500 centUSD
0.195 kUSD
1.95e-4 MUSD
1.95e-7 TUSD
/ hour
High-End Estimate (USD): 500.0050,000 centUSD
0.5 kUSD
5.0e-4 MUSD
5.0e-7 TUSD
/ hour
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Modeling-Computer Simulations:
The technique of building a computer representation of a real world system to help understand and predict how changes and certain variables affect the system.
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Introduction
A computer simulation is the operation of a model built for a particular system. Computer simulations are built around numerical models. A computer simulation can be reconfigured and experimented with to analyze the varying outcomes of different factors that may affect the system. Simulation models of different degrees of complexity exist and a number of simulation studies for geothermal reservoirs have been conducted, many of these are proprietary, but a number of these simulations are public.[1]
 
Use in Geothermal Exploration
Computer simulations can be used to help learn about how certain physical processes may or may not affect other processes in complex geothermal systems. They can be used to help predict the behavior of the system based on various inputs into the model. They are also useful for optimizing well field and power plant design.[1] See Numerical Modeling



 
Data Access and Acquisition
 
Best Practices
A computer simulation is constructed based on the sound physical properties of fluid and heat transfer. The simulation model should employ sophisticated mathematical and numerical techniques to describe the physical properties of the geothermal reservoir accurately. The starting point of a successful and accurate computer simulation is a comprehensive reliable conceptual model based on the integration of a diverse set of observations from the area. In order for a simulation to most accurately represent a real world system is it highly important that the proper initial conditions be used. The most common problems with initial conditions are in two phase systems where large pressure and enthalpy effects can be highly uncertain. The best way to mitigate problems with the simulation due to uncertainties is to put in a considerable effort toward carefully gathering up to date accurate information on the state of the reservoir.[1]

For a more reliable simulation that will give a solution to a specific problem the best practice is to simplify the simulation as much as possible only using features that pertain to the problem that needs to be solved. Simulation models that attempt to be all-encompassing become very complicating thus increasing the risk of inaccurate predictions.[1]

 
Potential Pitfalls
Uncertainties in initial reservoir conditions and other model inputs can cause inaccuracies in simulations, which can cause misleading simulation results. In practice field data has been the weakest link limiting the reliability of simulation predictions.[1]

See Numerical Modeling










Page Area Activity Start Date Activity End Date Reference Material
Modeling-Computer Simulations (Barnett, Et Al., 2003) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Bayram, 2001) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Bodvarsson, 1974) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Bouchot & Genter, 2009) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Brikowski, 2001) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Combs, Et Al., 1999) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Cull, 1981) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Foxall, Et Al., 2007) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Gritto & Majer) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Karahanolu, Et Al., 1985) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Laney, 2005) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Lewicki & Oldenburg) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Lewicki & Oldenburg, 2004) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Lewicki & Oldenburg, 2005) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Mcnitt, 1978) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Muffler & Cataldi, 1978) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Norton, 2002) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Ozkocak, 1985) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Ranalli & Rybach, 2005) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Spichak, 2006) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Tripp, 2002) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Walker, Et Al., 2005) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Zhdanov, 2006) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations (Ziagos & Blackwell, 1986) Unspecified


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Akutan Fumaroles Area (Kolker, Et Al., 2010) Akutan Fumaroles Area


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Central Nevada Seismic Zone Region (Biasi, Et Al., 2009) Central Nevada Seismic Zone Geothermal Region


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Central Nevada Seismic Zone Region (Blackwell, Et Al., 2003) Central Nevada Seismic Zone Geothermal Region


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Central Nevada Seismic Zone Region (Pritchett, 2004) Central Nevada Seismic Zone Geothermal Region


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Chocolate Mountains Area (Alm, Et Al., 2010) Chocolate Mountains Area


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Coso Geothermal Area (1980) Coso Geothermal Area 1980 1980


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Coso Geothermal Area (1999) Coso Geothermal Area 1999 1999


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Coso Geothermal Area (2000) Coso Geothermal Area 2000 2000


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Cove Fort Area (Toksoz, Et Al, 2010) Cove Fort Geothermal Area


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Desert Peak Area (Wisian & Blackwell, 2004) Desert Peak Area


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Blackwell, Et Al., 2009) Dixie Valley Geothermal Area 2009 2009


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Kennedy & Soest, 2006) Dixie Valley Geothermal Area 2004 2005


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Wannamaker, Et Al., 2006) Dixie Valley Geothermal Area 2006 2006


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Wisian & Blackwell, 2004) Dixie Valley Geothermal Area 2004 2004


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Fenton Hill HDR Geothermal Area (Brown & DuTeaux, 1997) Fenton Hill HDR Geothermal Area 1994 1997


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Fenton Hill HDR Geothermal Area (Brown, 1994) Fenton Hill HDR Geothermal Area 1994


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Fenton Hill HDR Geothermal Area (Goff & Decker, 1983) Fenton Hill HDR Geothermal Area 1983


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Fenton Hill HDR Geothermal Area (Heiken & Goff, 1983) Fenton Hill HDR Geothermal Area 1983


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Fish Lake Valley Area (Deymonaz, Et Al., 2008) Fish Lake Valley Area


Modeling-Computer Simulations At General Us Region (Goff & Decker, 1983) General Us Region


Modeling-Computer Simulations At General Us Region (Sanyal, Et Al., 2004) General Us Region


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Geysers Area (Goff & Decker, 1983) Geysers Area


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Hawthorne Area (Lazaro, Et Al., 2010) Hawthorne Area


Modeling-Computer Simulations At International Geothermal Area, Japan (Hara & Tsuchiya, 2005) International Geothermal Area Japan


Modeling-Computer Simulations At International Geothermal Area, Turkey (Karahanolu, Et Al., 1985) International Geothermal Area Turkey


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area (Rudman & Epp, 1983) Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area 1983 1983


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (Johnson, Et Al., 2002) Lightning Dock Geothermal Area


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area (Battaglia, Et Al., 2003) Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area 2003


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area (Farrar, Et Al., 2003) Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area 2001 2003


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area (Newman, Et Al., 2006) Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area 1995 2000


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area (Pribnow, Et Al., 2003) Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area 2003


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area (Tempel, Et Al., 2011) Long Valley Caldera Geothermal Area 2011


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Nevada Test And Training Range Area (Sabin, Et Al., 2004) Nevada Test And Training Range Area


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Northern Basin & Range Region (Biasi, Et Al., 2009) Northern Basin and Range Geothermal Region


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Northern Basin & Range Region (Blackwell, Et Al., 2003) Northern Basin and Range Geothermal Region


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Northern Basin & Range Region (Pritchett, 2004) Northern Basin and Range Geothermal Region


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Nw Basin & Range Region (Biasi, Et Al., 2009) Northwest Basin and Range Geothermal Region


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Nw Basin & Range Region (Blackwell, Et Al., 2003) Northwest Basin and Range Geothermal Region


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Nw Basin & Range Region (Laney, 2005) Northwest Basin and Range Geothermal Region


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Nw Basin & Range Region (Pritchett, 2004) Northwest Basin and Range Geothermal Region


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Obsidian Cliff Area (Hulen, Et Al., 2003) Obsidian Cliff Area


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Raft River Geothermal Area (1977) Raft River Geothermal Area 1977 1977


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Raft River Geothermal Area (1979) Raft River Geothermal Area 1979 1979


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Raft River Geothermal Area (1980) Raft River Geothermal Area 1980 1980


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Raft River Geothermal Area (1983) Raft River Geothermal Area 1983 1983


Modeling-Computer Simulations At San Juan Volcanic Field Area (Clarkson & Reiter, 1987) San Juan Volcanic Field Area


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Stillwater Area (Wisian & Blackwell, 2004) Stillwater Area


Modeling-Computer Simulations At The Needles Area (Bell & Ramelli, 2009) The Needles Area


Modeling-Computer Simulations At U.S. West Region (Laney, 2005) U.S. West Region


Modeling-Computer Simulations At U.S. West Region (Sabin, Et Al., 2004) U.S. West Region


Modeling-Computer Simulations At U.S. West Region (Williams & Deangelo, 2008) U.S. West Region


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Valles Caldera - Redondo Geothermal Area (Roberts, Et Al., 1995) Valles Caldera - Redondo Geothermal Area 1987 1995


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Valles Caldera - Redondo Geothermal Area (Wilt & Haar, 1986) Valles Caldera - Redondo Geothermal Area 1986


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Valles Caldera - Sulphur Springs Geothermal Area (Roberts, Et Al., 1995) Valles Caldera - Sulphur Springs Geothermal Area 1987 1995


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Valles Caldera - Sulphur Springs Geothermal Area (Wilt & Haar, 1986) Valles Caldera - Sulphur Springs Geothermal Area 1986


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Walker-Lane Transitional Zone Region (Biasi, Et Al., 2009) Walker-Lane Transition Zone Geothermal Region


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Walker-Lane Transitional Zone Region (Laney, 2005) Walker-Lane Transition Zone Geothermal Region


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Walker-Lane Transitional Zone Region (Pritchett, 2004) Walker-Lane Transition Zone Geothermal Region


Modeling-Computer Simulations At White Mountains Area (Goff & Decker, 1983) White Mountains Area


Modeling-Computer Simulations At Yellowstone Region (Laney, 2005) Yellowstone Caldera Geothermal Region


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