Static Temperature Survey At San Andreas Region (Williams, Et Al., 2004)
Exploration Activity: Static Temperature Survey At San Andreas Region (Williams, Et Al., 2004)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||San Andreas Geothermal Region|
|Exploration Technique||Static Temperature Survey|
|Usefulness||useful regional reconnaissance|
As part of an ongoing effort to investigate the thermal regime of California basins, the USGS has measured heat flow in idle oil and gas wells throughout the state. (Details and references on the published data presented in this paper can be found in the USGS heat flow database for California online at http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/heatflow/. Major references are Sass et al., 1971, Lachenbruch and Sass, 1980, DeRito et al., 1988, and Williams et al., 1994.) The combination of precision temperature and thermal conductivity measurements in determining heat flow provides the information necessary for estimating temperatures at depths greater than current petroleum production.
- Colin F. Williams, Frederick V. Grubb, S. Peter Galanis Jr. (2004) Geothermal Resources Of California Sedimentary Basins