Reykjanes Geothermal Area

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Reykjanes Geothermal Area

Area Overview

Geothermal Area Profile

Location: Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

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: 63.824177464319°, -22.688274002075°

Resource Estimate

Mean Reservoir Temp: 310°C583.15 K
590 °F
1,049.67 °R

Estimated Reservoir Volume: 3 km³3,000,000,000 m³
0.72 mi³
105,944,000,163 ft³
3,923,851,857 yd³
3,000,000,000,000 L

Mean Capacity: 100 MW100,000 kW
100,000,000 W
100,000,000,000 mW
0.1 GW
1.0e-4 TW

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History and Infrastructure

Operating Power Plants: 1

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Developing Power Projects: 0

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Power Production Profile

Gross Production Capacity: 100 MW100,000 kW
100,000,000 W
100,000,000,000 mW
0.1 GW
1.0e-4 TW

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Regulatory and Environmental Issues

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Exploration History

First Discovery Well

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Well Field Description

Well Field Information

Development Area:

Number of Production Wells: 12

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Average Temperature of Geofluid: 590 300°C573.15 K
572 °F
1,031.67 °R

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

Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 2000 m2 km
1.243 mi
6,561.68 ft
2,187.22 yd

Average Depth to Reservoir: 1400 m1.4 km
0.87 mi
4,593.176 ft
1,531.054 yd

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Geology of the Area

Geologic Setting

Tectonic Setting: Rift Zone

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

Moeck-Beardsmore Play Type: CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-1b: Magmatic - Intrusive"CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-1b: Magmatic - Intrusive" 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

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Host Rock Lithology: Basalt

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Geofluid Geochemistry


Salinity (low): 33000

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NEPA-Related Analyses (0)

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  1. Gudni Axelsson, Andri Arnaldsson, Jean-Claude C. Berthet, Chris J. Bromley, Egill Á. Gudnason, Sigrún Hreinsdóttir, Ragna Karlsdóttir, Ingvar Th. Magnússon, Karolina L. Michalczewska, Freysteinn Sigmundsson. 2015. Renewability assessment of the reykjanes geothermal system, SW-Iceland. Proceedings of World Geothermal Congress; Melbourne, Australia: World Geothermal Congress.
  2. Benjamin Matek. Geo-energy [Internet]. Geothermal Energy Association. [updated 2015/04/28;cited 2015/04/28]. Available from:
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ruggero Bertani. 2005. World Geothermal Power Generation 2001-2005. Proceedings of World Geothermal Congress; Turkey: World Geothermal Congress.

List of existing Geothermal Resource Areas.

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