Energy Return On Investment of Engineered Geothermal Systems Data

The project provides an updated Energy Return on Investment (EROI) for Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS). Results incorporate Argonne National Laboratory's Life Cycle Assessment and base case assumptions consistent with other projects in the Analysis subprogram.
EROI is a ratio of the energy delivered to the consumer to the energy consumed to build, operate, and decommission the facility. EROI is important in assessing the viability of energy alternatives. Currently EROI analyses of geothermal energy are either out-of-date, of uncertain methodology, or presented online with little supporting documentation.

This data set is a collection of files documenting data used to calculate the Energy Return On Investment (EROI) of Engineered Geothermal Systems (EGS) and erratum to publications prior to the final report. Final report is available below, or from the OSTI web site (http://www.osti.gov/geothermal/). Data in this collections includes the well designs used, input parameters for GETEM, a discussion of the energy needed to haul materials to the drill site, the baseline mud program, and a summary of the energy needed to drill each of the well designs.

EROI is the ratio of the energy delivered to the customer to the energy consumed to construct, operate, and decommission the facility. Whereas efficiency is the ratio of the energy delivered to the customer to the energy extracted from the reservoir.
- Originated 01/01/2012 by Arthur Mansure.

7 Resources

 NameSizeTypeResource Description
 Well Designs-v.xlsx138751dataWell designs used to analyze EGS EROI
 Parameters-v.xlsx42968dataGETEM inputs and other parameters
 Haulage-v.xlsx17855dataAnalysis of energy needed to haul materials to the drill site
 Well Construction Summary-v.xlsx45367dataSummary of energy needed to construct the well designs
 Mud Program.pdf530024image_documentBaseline mud program used to establish rules of thumb for mud materials needed for individual wells
 EGS EROI Erratum 2012-12-10.pdf327469image_documentCorrections to prior publications included in 2012/12/10 final report
 Final ReportwebsiteLink to the final report which this data is associated with.

Keywords

geothermal energy investment return payback engineered energy return on investment engineered geothermal system enhanced geothermal system efficiency egs eroi casing cement diameter depth getem inputs wells net trucking fuel materials bentonite polymers

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•  FEB  • 21 2013

Arthur Mansure

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Cite this dataset:

Arthur Mansure. (2013). Energy Return On Investment of Engineered Geothermal Systems Data [data set]. Retrieved from https://gdr.openei.org/submissions/179. https://dx.doi.org/10.15121/1150313

About this dataset

179
DOI 10.15121/1150313
status Publicly accessible
last updated 7 months ago

DOE Project

EE0002740 Recovery Act: Renewability and Sustainability of Geothermal Energy Production

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