New York Canyon Stimulation Geothermal Project

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Last modified on July 22, 2011.

Project Title New York Canyon Stimulation
Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Enhanced Geothermal System Demonstrations
Project Type / Topic 2 EGS Demonstration

Project Description The projects expected outcomes and benefits are;


- Demonstrated commercial viability of the EGS-stimulated reservoir by generating electricity using fluids produced from the reservoir at economic costs.
- Significant job creation and preservation and economic development in support of the Recovery Act of 2009.

State Nevada
Objectives Demonstrate the commercial application of EGS techniques at the New York Canyon (NYC) site in a way that minimizes cost and maximizes opportunities for repeat applications elsewhere.
Awardees (Company / Institution) TGP Development Company, LLC


Partner 1 GeothermEx
Partner 2 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Partner 3 Array Information Technology, Inc.








Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0000092

DOE Funding Level (total award amount) $14,006,000.00
Awardee Cost Share $5,668,667.00
Total Project Cost $19,674,667.00



Principal Investigator(s) Gregory J. Odegard


Targets / Milestones - Update the geologic model of New York Canyon with the assistance of state-of-the-art geophysical logs in new fulldiameter wells and sub-surface microseismic monitoring in new slim holes to be drilled in a ring around the Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) stimulation area;


- Create an exploitable geothermal reservoir through fracturing induced by long-term injection at moderate wellhead pressures;
- Establish a commercially viable injector-producer doublet, in which the production well is targeted with the assistance of highresolution microseismic data; and
- Generate commercial amounts of electricity from the project within five years.





Location of Project New York Canyon, NV
About the Area The principal advantages of the NYC site are:

- High temperature gradients at shallow depths; - Reported steam production from a 140-foot development drill hole at the New York kaolin deposit in 1963; - A location on the opposite side of the Stillwater Range suggesting a possible common heat source underneath the Stillwater Range; and - A large lease position which could complement the EGS stimulation effort with logistical support



Impacts Demonstrated commercial viability of the EGS-stimulated reservoir by generating electricity using fluids produced from the reservoir at economic costs.
Funding Source American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

References EERE Geothermal Technologies Programs[1]

References

  1. EERE Geothermal Technologies Programs