Recoverable Resource Estimate of Identified Onshore Geopressured Geothermal Energy in Texas and Louisiana (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory).
Author: Esposito, A.; Augustine, C.
Pages/Volumes: 28 pp.
Publication Year: 2012
Notes: Presented at the AAPG 2012 Annual Convention and Exhibition, 24 April 2012, Long Beach, California
Document Type: Presentation Material
NTIS/GPO Number: 1041361
Subject Code Description: Energy Analysis; Geothermal Energy
Abstract: 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.
Accession Number: 54999
Library Notes: NPL-1205 REV
Report Numbers: PR-6A20-54999
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