Nagqu Geothermal Area

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Nagqu Geothermal Area

Area Overview

Geothermal Area Profile

Location: Nagqu, China

Exploration Region: Tibet geothermal region

GEA Development Phase: Operational"Operational" is not in the list of possible values (Phase I - Resource Procurement and Identification, Phase II - Resource Exploration and Confirmation, Phase III - Permitting and Initial Development, Phase IV - Resource Production and Power Plant Construction) for this property.

Coordinates: 31.689591167866°, 92.054056734375°

Resource Estimate

Mean Reservoir Temp: 115°C388.15 K
239 °F
698.67 °R

Estimated Reservoir Volume:

Mean Capacity: 5.8MW5,800 kW
5,800,000 W
5,800,000,000 mW
0.0058 GW
5.8e-6 TW

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History and Infrastructure

Operating Power Plants: 0

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Developing Power Projects: 0

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Exploration History

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Well Field Description

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Reservoir Temp (Geothermometry):

Reservoir Temp (Measured): 115°C388.15 K
239 °F
698.67 °R

Sanyal Classification (Reservoir):

Depth to Top of Reservoir: 390m0.39 km
0.242 mi
1,279.528 ft
426.508 yd

Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 500m0.5 km
0.311 mi
1,640.42 ft
546.805 yd

Average Depth to Reservoir: 445m0.445 km
0.277 mi
1,459.974 ft
486.656 yd

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Geology of the Area

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Keyan Zheng and Meihua Wang. 2012. Geothermal Resources Development in Tibet, China. Proceedings of New Zealand Geothermal Workshop; New Zealand: Geothermal Workshop.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 M. P. Hocstein, K. Zheng, S. Pasvanoglu, P. Vivian-Neal. 2013. Advective (heat sweep) geothermal systems. Proceedings of 38th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering; Stanford, California: Stanford University.

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