Svartsengi Geothermal Area

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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: 63.8789°, -22.4397°


Resource Estimate

Mean Reservoir Temp: 240°C
513.15 K
464 °F
923.67 °R
[1]

Estimated Reservoir Volume: 7 km³
7,000,000,000 m³
1.679 mi³
247,202,667,047 ft³
9,155,654,333 yd³
7,000,000,000,000 L

Mean Capacity: 76 MW
76,000 kW
76,000,000 W
76,000,000,000 mW
0.076 GW
7.6e-5 TW
[1]

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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: 76 MW
76,000 kW
76,000,000 W
76,000,000,000 mW
0.076 GW
7.6e-5 TW

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Exploration History



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Well Field Description



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Average Temperature of Geofluid: 240°C
513.15 K
464 °F
923.67 °R

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Depth to Top of Reservoir: 600 m
0.6 km
0.373 mi
1,968.504 ft
656.166 yd
[1]

Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 2000 m
2 km
1.243 mi
6,561.68 ft
2,187.22 yd
[1]

Average Depth to Reservoir: 1300 m
1.3 km
0.808 mi
4,265.092 ft
1,421.693 yd


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Geology of the Area



Geologic Setting

Tectonic Setting: Rift Zone

Controlling Structure: Fault Intersection

Topographic Features:

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

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

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Host Rock Lithology: Basalt

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Cap Rock Lithology: Alteration minerals


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Geofluid Geochemistry



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NEPA-Related Analyses (0)


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References


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ruggero Bertani. 2005. World Geothermal Power Generation 2001-2005. Proceedings of World Geothermal Congress; Turkey: World Geothermal Congress.


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<metadesc> Svartsengi Geothermal Area is a known Geothermal Resource Area. </metadesc>