Stress Test At Coso Geothermal Area (2004)

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Exploration Activity: Stress Test At Coso Geothermal Area (2004)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Coso Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Stress Test
Activity Date 2004

Usefulness not indicated
DOE-funding Unknown

Exploration Basis
EGS potential of Coso Geothermal Region
A hydraulic fracturing stress test at 3,703 feet TVD was used to constrain a normal faulting and strike-slip faulting stress tensor for this reservoir. The shear and normal stresses resolved on the fracture and fault planes were calculated and used to identify the subset of critically stressed planes that act to maintain permeability within the Coso Geothermal Field.

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