Geothermal Reservoir Simulation Results in support of Feasibility Study of Direct District Heating for the Cornell Campus Utilizing Deep Geothermal Energy
This dataset contains input data, code, ReadMe files, output data, and figures that summarize the results of a stochastic analysis of geothermal reservoir production from two potential geothermal reservoirs that were evaluated for the Cornell University Deep Direct-Use project. These potential reservoirs are the Trenton-Black River (TBR) from 2.27-2.3 km depth, and basement rocks from 3.0-3.5 km depth and 3.5-4.0 km depth. Several utilization scenarios consisting of different injection fluid temperatures and flow rates were evaluated for each reservoir. Uncertainty in geologic properties, thermal properties, economic costs, and utilization efficiencies were evaluated using a Monte Carlo analysis of the reservoir simulations. Some reservoir simulations of the TBR were completed using the TOUGH2 software, as implemented in PetraSIM. The PetraSIM run files and associated data are provided with this submission. All other reservoir simulations were completed using the GEOPHIRES software, with some modifications to complete the uncertainty analyses. ReadMe files that describe additions to GEOPHIRES, the GEOPHIRES input data, and the output data are all provided, and references are provided to the code repository. Figures that summarize the reservoir heat production, temperature drawdown, and the probability of meeting targeted building heating demands with the produced heat and fluid temperatures are provided.
About Geothermal Reservoir Simulation Results Cornell DDU Project.docx
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