Simbach Braunau Geothermal Area

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Simbach Braunau Geothermal Area

Area Overview

Geothermal Area Profile

Location: Braunau am Inn, Austria

Exploration Region: Upper Austrian Molasse Basin

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: 48.236016154854°, 13.062353515625°

Resource Estimate

Mean Reservoir Temp: 95°C368.15 K
203 °F
662.67 °R

Estimated Reservoir Volume:

Mean Capacity: 0.2 MW200 kW
200,000 W
200,000,000 mW
2.0e-4 GW
2.0e-7 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

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Owners  :
  • Municipality Austria

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Exploration History

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Well Field Description

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Depth to Top of Reservoir: 2354m2.354 km
1.463 mi
7,723.097 ft
2,574.358 yd

Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 2354m2.354 km
1.463 mi
7,723.097 ft
2,574.358 yd

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Geology of the Area

Geologic Setting

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

Moeck-Beardsmore Play Type: CV-3: Extensional Domain, CD-2: Orogenic Belt"CV-3: Extensional Domain, CD-2: Orogenic Belt" 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.

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Host Rock Age: Jurrasic

Host Rock Lithology: Limestone

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Johann Goldbrunner. 2015. Austria – Country Update. Proceedings of World Geothermal Congress; Australia: World Geothermal Congress.

List of existing Geothermal Resource Areas.

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