CO2 Push-Pull Single Fault Injection Simulations


ASCII text files containing grid-block name, X-Y-Z location, and multiple parameters from TOUGH2 simulation output of CO2 injection into an idealized single fault representing a dipping normal fault at the Desert Peak geothermal field (readable by GMS). The fault is composed of a damage zone, a fault gouge and a slip plane. The runs are described in detail in the following:

Borgia A., Oldenburg C.M., Zhang R., Jung Y., Lee K.J., Doughty C., Daley T.M., Chugunov N., Altundas B, Ramakrishnan T.S., 2017. Carbon Dioxide Injection for Enhanced Characterization of Faults and Fractures in Geothermal Systems. Proceedings of the 42st Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 13-17.

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DOE Project Name: Push-pull well testing using CO2 with active source geophysical monitoring
DOE Project Number: EE0000842
DOE Project Lead: Sean Porse
DOI: 10.15121/1452722
Last Updated: over a year ago
Data from September, 2017
Submitted Mar 1, 2018


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Andrea Borgia
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Curtis Oldenburg
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Rui Zhang
University of Louisiana
Lehua Pan
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Thomas M. Daley
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Stefan Finsterle
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
T.S. Ramakrishnan
Schlumberger-Doll Research
Christine Doughty
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Yoojin Jung
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Kyung Jae Lee
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Bilgin Altundas
Schlumberger-Doll Research
Nikita Chugunov
Schlumberger-Doll Research


geothermal, energy, CO2 injection, Fault characterization, Fault imaging, Seismic imaging, EGS, TOUGH2, GMS, fractures, permeable flow paths, permeability characterization, identification, carbon dioxide, injection, production, fault sensitivity, fault system, fracture system, rock properties, fluid mechanics, pressure transient, stimulation, reservoir


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