An Investigation of Productivity and Pressure Decline Trends in Geothermal Steam Reservoirs

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Author: Box, Tom, Goyal, K.P., Brown, P.J, Butler, S.J., and Sanyal, S.K.
Description:This paper derives the relation between productivity and pressure decline trends in a geothermal steam reservoir. At all stages of a geothermal project, the economics is affected by the rate of productivity decline. The rate of pressure decline becomes a critical issue when the reservoir pressure declines to the point that wells have to be flowed wide open to supply the turbine; at that stage, maintaining reservoir pressure and well productivity by redistribution and or augmentation of injection becomes a strategic issue in field management. Therefore, the issues considered in this paper have significant practical implications.
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