Tracer Testing At Coso Geothermal Area (2006)
Exploration Activity: Tracer Testing At Coso Geothermal Area (2006)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Coso Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Tracer Testing|
To characterize the flow patterns of fluid injected into well 68-20RD.
A conservative liquid phase tracer, 2-naphthalene sulfonate, and a two-phase tracer, ethanol, were injected into well 68-20RD. Surrounding production wells were sampled over the subsequent 125 days and analyzed for the two tracers. The results demonstrate the efficacy of the simultaneous use of liquid-phase and two-phase tracers in fluid-depleted geothermal fields.
- Mella, M.; Rose, P.; McCulloch, J.; Buck, C. (1 January 2006) A Tracer Test Using Ethanol as a Two-Phase Tracer and 2-Naphthalene Sulfonate as a Liquid-Phase Tracer at the Coso Geothermal Field