Oita Geothermal Area

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Area Overview



Geothermal Area Profile



Location: Oita, Japan

Exploration Region: Ryuku Arc

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: 33.1789°, 131.3769°


Resource Estimate

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Mean Capacity: 13.54 MW
13,540 kW
13,540,000 W
13,540,000,000 mW
0.0135 GW
1.354e-5 TW

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History and Infrastructure



Operating Power Plants: 5


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Developing Power Projects: 0

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Power Production Profile

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Owners  :
  • Kyushu Electric Power
  • Kujyu Kanko Hotel
  • Suginoi Hotel
  • Idemitsu Oita Geothermal Co/Kyushu Electric Power

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Exploration History



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Well Field Description



Well Field Information

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Depth to Top of Reservoir: 350 m
0.35 km
0.217 mi
1,148.294 ft
382.764 yd
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Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 1912 m
1.912 km
1.188 mi
6,272.966 ft
2,090.982 yd
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Average Depth to Reservoir: 1131 m
1.131 km
0.703 mi
3,710.63 ft
1,236.873 yd


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Geology of the Area



Geologic Setting

Tectonic Setting: Subduction Zone

Controlling Structure:

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Brophy Model: Type E: Extensional Tectonic, Fault-Controlled Resource

Moeck-Beardsmore Play Type: CV-2a: Plutonic - Recent or Active Volcanism, CV-3: Extensional Domain
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Geofluid Geochemistry



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NEPA-Related Analyses (0)


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References


  1. 1.0 1.1 Nationwide geothermal assessment in Japan by a volume method Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Nationwide_geothermal_assessment_in_Japan_by_a_volume_method" defined multiple times with different content


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<metadesc> Oita Geothermal Area is a known Geothermal Resource Area. </metadesc>