Teleseismic-Seismic Monitoring At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Iovenitti, Et Al., 2013)
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Exploration Activity: Teleseismic-Seismic Monitoring At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Iovenitti, Et Al., 2013)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Dixie Valley Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Teleseismic-Seismic Monitoring|
|Activity Date|| 2012 - ongoing|
The date "ongoing" was not understood.
the purpose of this project was to gain new geophysical data in order to add onto existing data and develop a better understanding of the geothermal area. Ultimately for potential development of EGS. Dixie Valley is being used as a calibration site for future techniques geared toward locating EGS drill sites.
A new seismic analysis technique which used complementary information from regional tomographic data was done in Dixie Valley. The method utilizes regional date for P, S, and surface waves, the system is also statistically integrated with seismic velocity models derived from ambient noise. A seismic array with 21 three-component broadband sensors was set up. The array had an overall aperture of 45 km and was set up for two sessions each lasting three months. The objective was to estimate high resolution seismic velocity models using new and baseline information then to predict temperature and rock type in order to identify potential drilling targets for EGS using Dixie Valley as a calibration site. The work on this project was ongoing at the time of this conference paper.
- Joe Iovenitti, Jon Sainsbury, Ileana Tibuleac, Robert Karlin, Philip Wannamaker, Virginia Maris, David Blackwell, Mahesh Thakur, Fletcher H. Ibser, Jennifer Lewicki, B. Mack. Kennedy, Michael Swyer (2013) Egs Exploration Methodology Project Using the Dixie Valley Geothermal System, Nevada, Status Update
- Ileana M. Tibuleac, Joe Iovenitti, David von Seggern, Jon Sainsbury, Glenn Biasi, John G. Anderson (2013) Development of Exploration Methods for Engineered Geothermal Systems Through Integrated Geophysical, Geologic and Geochemical Interpretation the Seismic Analysis Component