Modeling-Computer Simulations At Raft River Geothermal Area (1983)
Exploration Activity: Modeling-Computer Simulations At Raft River Geothermal Area (1983)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Raft River Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Modeling-Computer Simulations|
Predict flow rate and porosity
The objectives of the physical modeling effort are to: (1) evaluate injection-backflow testing for fractured reservoirs under conditions of known reservoir parameters (porosity, fracture width, etc.); (2) study the mechanisms controlling solute transport in fracture systems; and (3) provide data for validation of numerical models that explicitly simulate solute migration in fracture systems. The fracture network is 0.57-m wide, 1.7-m long, and consists of two sets of fractures at right angles to one another with a fracture spacing of 10.2 cm. A plot of the fractional tracer recovery against quiescent time results in a straight line. This relationship, combined with classical reservoir engineering data, can be used to predict aquifer flow rate and porosity from known injection volumes and tracer recovery.
- Hull, L. C.; Koslow, K. N. (1 January 1983) Physical model of a fractured reservoir