Geothermal Power from Wells in Non-Convective Sedimentary Formations An Engineering Economic Analysis

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Author: Sanyal, S.K. and Butler, S.J.
Description:Many sedimentary formations, including some that contain oil or gas, may be hot enough to serve as commercial geothermal reservoirs. Unlike conventional geothermal reservoirs which generally occur in fractured formations, these reservoirs have intergranular porosity, which allows relatively easy estimation of the hydraulic characteristics of a well from cores and well logs. Using these estimates, the wells power capacity can be estimated for various well production options (such as, pumped or self-flowing) and power generation technology options (such as, binary, flash or hybrid).
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