Exploration Technique: Production Wells
|Exploration Technique Information|
|Exploration Group:||Drilling Techniques|
|Exploration Sub Group:||Development Drilling|
|Parent Exploration Technique:||Development Drilling|
|Information Provided by Technique|
|Lithology:||Drill cuttings are analyzed to determine lithology and mineralogy|
|Stratigraphic/Structural:||Fractures, faults, and geologic formations that the well passes through are identified and mapped.|
|Hydrological:||Identify aquifers, reservoir boundaries, flow rates, fluid pressure, and chemistry|
|Thermal:||Direct temperature measurements from within the reservoir|
Cost increases with depth drilled and time spent drilling. Estimating drilling times and costs is extremely difficult because there are many different well designs and many unknown factors that will influence the drilling operations such as loss of drilling fluid, drilling rates, and number of drill bit changes just to name a few.
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- Gene Culver. 1998. Geothermal Direct Use Engineering and Design Guidebook - Chapter 6 - Drilling and Well Construction. N/A: Geo-Heat Center. 129-164p.
- Jeff Tester. 2011. Oil and Gas Well Drilling. N/A. N/A. Oil and Gas Well Drilling; N/Ap.
- Geothermal drilling at Te Mihi NZ.jpg [Internet]. 2010. Wikimedia Commons. [cited 2013/10/03]. Available from: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Geothermal_drilling_at_Te_Mihi_NZ.jpg
|Page||Area||Activity Start Date||Activity End Date||Reference Material|
|Production Wells At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (Cyrq Energy, 2014)||Lightning Dock Geothermal Area||2013||2013||
|Production Wells At Lightning Dock Geothermal Area (McCants, 1974)||Lightning Dock Geothermal Area|