Pico Vermelho-Ribeira Grande Geothermal Area

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Pico Vermelho-Ribeira Grande Geothermal Area




Area Overview



Geothermal Area Profile



Location: Azores, Portugal

Exploration Region: Mid Atlantic Ridge

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: 37.796714271895°, -25.50274810791°


Resource Estimate

Mean Reservoir Temp: 238°C511.15 K
460.4 °F
920.07 °R
[1]

Estimated Reservoir Volume: 3.3 km³3,300,000,000 m³
0.792 mi³
116,538,400,179.3 ft³
4,316,237,042.7 yd³
3,300,000,000,000 L
[1]

Mean Capacity: 28.5 MW28,500 kW
28,500,000 W
28,500,000,000 mW
0.0285 GW
2.85e-5 TW
[2]

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History and Infrastructure



Operating Power Plants: 2


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Developing Power Projects: 0

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Power Production Profile

Gross Production Capacity: 21.2 MW21,200 kW
21,200,000 W
21,200,000,000 mW
0.0212 GW
2.12e-5 TW

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Exploration History



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Well Field Description



Well Field Information

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Average Temperature of Geofluid: 240°C513.15 K
464 °F
923.67 °R

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Depth to Top of Reservoir: 800 m0.8 km
0.497 mi
2,624.672 ft
874.888 yd
[1]

Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 1300 m1.3 km
0.808 mi
4,265.092 ft
1,421.693 yd
[1]

Average Depth to Reservoir: 1050 m1.05 km
0.652 mi
3,444.882 ft
1,148.291 yd


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Geology of the Area



Geologic Setting

Tectonic Setting: Rift Zone

Controlling Structure:

Topographic Features:

Brophy Model: Type F: Oceanic-ridge, Basaltic Resource

Moeck-Beardsmore Play Type: CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-3: Extensional Domain"CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-3: Extensional Domain" is not in the list of possible values (CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-1b: Magmatic - Intrusive, CV-2a: Plutonic - Recent or Active Volcanism, CV-2b: Plutonic - Inactive Volcanism, CV-3: Extensional Domain, CD-1: Intracratonic Basin, CD-2: Orogenic Belt, CD-3: Crystalline Rock - Basement) for this property.


Geologic Features

Modern Geothermal Features: Fumaroles, Hot Springs

Relict Geothermal Features:

Volcanic Age: Recent

Host Rock Age:

Host Rock Lithology: Basalt

Cap Rock Age:

Cap Rock Lithology: Clay


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Geofluid Geochemistry



Geochemistry

Salinity (low): 6000

Salinity (high): 7000

Salinity (average): 6500 [3]

Brine Constituents: Sodium chloride type (Rangel et. al., 2011). See table 1 (Gandino et. al., 1985) [4]

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References


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 M. R. Carvalho,V. H. Forjaz,C. Almeida. 2006. Chemical Composition Of Deep Hydrothermal Fluids In The Ribeira Grande Geothermal Field (Sao Miguel, Azores). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. (!) .
  2. Benjamin Matek. Geo-energy [Internet]. Geothermal Energy Association. [updated 2015/04/28;cited 2015/04/28]. Available from: http://geo-energy.org/
  3. Preliminary Model of the Ribeira Grande Geothermal Field (Azores Islands)
  4. Use of Geothermal Resources in the Azores Islands: A Contribution to the Energy Self-Sufficiency of a Remote and Isolated Region


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