The Convergence of Heat, Groundwater, & Fracture Permeability: Innovative Play Fairway Modeling Applied to the Tularosa Basin Project Report

Abstract

This report details all of the work done in Phase 2 of a geothermal exploration project in Tularosa Basin, New Mexico. Data acquired as part of Phase 2 includes field geology (geological reconnaissance and mapping), gravity surveys, shallow temperature surveys, well water sampling and geothermometry, temperature logging, and magnetotelluric (MT) surveys. The new data is incorporated into new PFA models and Phase 2 plays were subsequently developed, ranked, and prioritized. This report also presents an overview of recommendations and costs for the next phase.

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DOE Project Name: Innovative Play Fairway Modelling Applied to the Tularosa Basin
DOE Project Number: EE0006730
DOE Project Lead: Mike Weathers
Last Updated: 8 months ago
May
2017
Data from May, 2017
Submitted Jun 6, 2017

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Authors

Greg Nash
Energy Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah
Carlon Bennett
Ruby Mountain Inc.
Stuart Simmons
Energy Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah
Kelly Blake
Navy Geothermal Program Office
Christian Hardwick
Utah Geological Survey
Mark Gwynn
Utah Geological Survey
Rasoul Sorkhabi
Energy Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah
Virginia Maris
Energy Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah
Phil Wannamaker
Energy Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah
Andrew Sabin
Navy Geothermal Program Office
Adam Brandt
Energy Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah
Brian Pfaff
Energy Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah

Keywords

geothermal, energy, Tularosa, Permeability, Play Fairway Analysis, Phase 2, New Mexico, PFA, exploration, field geology, reconnaissance, mapping, gravity, shallow temperature survey, well water sampling, groundwater sampling, water sampling, gravity survey, geothermometry, shallow temp, temperature logging, temperature, MT, magnetotelluric, MT survey, priority, resource assessment, Model, geophysics

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