Recoverable Resource Estimate of Identified Onshore Geopressured Geothermal Energy in Texas and Louisiana (Presentation) [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : Geothermal Technologies Program (U.S.), 2012. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- 28 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.), Geothermal Technologies Program (U.S.), and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Geopressured geothermal reservoirs are characterized by high temperatures and high pressures with correspondingly large quantities of dissolved methane. Due to these characteristics, the reservoirs provide two sources of energy: chemical energy from the recovered methane, and thermal energy from the recovered fluid at temperatures high enough to operate a binary power plant for electricity production. Formations with the greatest potential for recoverable energy are located in the gulf coastal region of Texas and Louisiana where significantly overpressured and hot formations are abundant. This study estimates the total recoverable onshore geopressured geothermal resource for identified sites in Texas and Louisiana. In this study a geopressured geothermal resource is defined as a brine reservoir with fluid temperature greater than 212 degrees F and a pressure gradient greater than 0.7 psi/ft.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 04/01/2012., "nrel/pr-6a20-54999", Presented at the AAPG 2012 Annual Convention and Exhibition, 24 April 2012, Long Beach, California., and Esposito, A.; Augustine, C.
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