Analysis and Recommended Development of Barnwell Acreage, Puna Geothermal Field, Island of Hawaii

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Description:GeothermEx was retained by Barnwell Industries (Barnwell) to make an independent assessment of the prospective development of the combined leasehold and fee acreage, total 45.05 acres, in the lower Kilauea East Rift Zone of Hawaii, for geothermal energy. The objective of Barnwell is to generate a minimum of 5 megawatts (MW) of electric power. The existence of a commercial geothermal reservoir underlying the 45.05 acre Puna lease and fee simple lands of Barnwell (figure 1) at the southwestern part of the Kapoho Section of the Kilauea Lower East Rift Zone (KLERZ) geothermal subzone has been proven by six deep wells drilled by Thermal Power Company and Barnwell. Hot water and steam at temperatures of up to 680F exist in a reservoir lying between the depths of 4,000 to 7,000 feet.
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Name: Beth Tillinghast
Organization Name: Missing
Street: Hamilton Library
City: Honolulu
State: HI
Zip: 96822
Phone: (808) 956-6130
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North Bounding Latitude: 22.7438988013
South Bounding Latitude: 18.550589138
East Bounding Longitude: -154.43537096
West Bounding Longitude: -160.895331897