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

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

Exploration Activity Details
Location Fenton Hill HDR Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Modeling-Computer Simulations
Activity Date 1994 - 1997

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Notes
Modeling of the Phase II reservoir at Fenton Hill using the GEOCRACK discrete-element reservoir simulator suggested that additional flow paths open up to previously less-accessible paths as the inlet region is progressively cooled. Modeling suggests that by varying the pressures at the injection and production wells, up to a four-fold increase in the accessible reservoir volume could be achieved at Fenton Hill, with only a small decrease in flow rate of 1 L/s.

 
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