West Flank Coso, CA FORGE Magnetotelluric Inversion

The Coso Magnetotelluric (MT) dataset of which the West Flank FORGE MT data is a subset, was collected by Schlumberger / WesternGeco and initially processed by the WesternGeco GeoSolutions Integrated EM Center of Excellence in Milan, Italy. The 2011 data was based on 99 soundings that were centered on the West Flank geothermal prospect. The new soundings along with previous data from 2003 and 2006 were incorporated into a 3D inversion. Full impedance tensor data were inverted in the 1-3000 Hz range. The modelling report notes several noise sources, specifically the DC powerline that is 20,000 feet west of the survey area, and may have affected data in the 0.02 to 10 Hz range. Model cell dimensions of 450 x 450 x 65 feet were used to avoid computational instability in the 3D model. The fit between calculated and observed MT values for the final model run had an RMS value of 1.807. The included figure from the WesternGeco report shows the sounding locations from the 2011, 2006 and 2003 surveys.
- Originated 05/16/2016 by Sandia National Laboratories.

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 West Flank MT Inversion.zip458853archive3D MT inversion data and model for the West Flank FORGE site


geothermal FORGE EGS MT West Flank Inversion 3D survey map magnetotelluric


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Sandia National Laboratories. (2016). West Flank Coso, CA FORGE Magnetotelluric Inversion [data set]. Retrieved from https://gdr.openei.org/submissions/808. https://dx.doi.org/10.15121/1287567

About this dataset

DOI 10.15121/1287567
status Publicly accessible
last updated 2 months ago

DOE Project

EE0007156 Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy: Coso, California

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