Geothermal Power Capacity from Petroleum Wells Some Case Histories of Assessment

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Author: Sanyal, S.K., and Butler, S.J.
Description:There are three types of petroleum wells potentially capable of supplying geothermal energy for electric power generation: (a) a producing oil or gas well with a water cut, (b) an oil or gas well abandoned because of a high water cut, and (c) a geopressured brine well with dissolved gas. This paper considers the basic technical and economic aspects of power generations from each of the three types of wells and presents case histories of estimating the available power capacity of a typical well (or a group of wells) ineach of the above categories. We have conducted these assessments for commercial developers and operators.
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