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

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

Exploration Activity Details
Location Raft River Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Modeling-Computer Simulations
Activity Date 1980

Usefulness not indicated
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
From refined estimates of reservoir coefficients better predictions of interference effects and long-term drawdown in the wells can be made.
 
Notes
Analytic methods have been used during reservoir testing to calculate reservoir coefficients. However, anisotropy of the reservoir due to fractures has not been taken into account in these calculations and estimates of these coefficients need to be refined. In conjunction with the USGS, Faust and Mercer's 3-D finite difference model has been used to simulate the geothermal field. Intera used a 2-D simulator to predict temperatures, pressures over 30 years and movement of dissolved solids in the reservoir.


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