Tracer Testing At Coso Geothermal Area (2006)

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Exploration Activity: Tracer Testing At Coso Geothermal Area (2006)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Coso Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Tracer Testing
Activity Date 2006

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
To characterize the flow patterns of fluid injected into well 68-20RD.
 
Notes
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.


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