GSA Penrose

Predicting and Detecting Natural and Induced Flow Paths for Geothermal Fluids in Deep Sedimentary Basins

October 19 – 23, 2013, Newpark Hotel, Park City Utah

  • Sponsors:National Research Council, Geological Society of AmericaSTEPPE
    Penrose Conference Sponsor: STEPPE
  • Conveners:
    John Holbrook
    Texas Christian University, Fort Worth TX
    john.holbrook@tcu.edu
  • Rick Allis Utah Geological Survey, Salt Lake City UT
    rickallis@utah.gov
  • Derek Elsworth Penn State University, University Park PA
    elsworth@psu.edu
  • Sidney Green Schlumberger-Terratek, Salt Lake City UT
    sgreen5@slb.com
  • Joseph N Moore Energy & Geoscience Institute, University of Utah UT
    jmoore@egi.utah.edu

Objective

Deep, high heat-flow, sedimentary basins potentially have geologic formations with sufficient natural permeability to provide reservoirs suitable for geothermal power generation. New technologies of permeability enhancement that have transformed the oil and gas exploration industry in recent years also have the potential to transform the geothermal power industry. The goal of the proposed Penrose conference is to gather together experts in both the Earth and engineering sciences, and from academia, government, and industry, to focus particular basic science/challenges for developing deep, hot stratigraphic reservoirs for geothermal power. Namely, what controls long fluid pathways in sedimentary basins and how can these be predicted and/or enhanced?

Lecture video series

 

Penrose Presentations: To download click on the authors name.

Allis, Rick

HOT STRATIGRAPHIC RESERVOIRS – THE BRIDGE BETWEEN HYDROTHERMAL SYSTEMS AND LARGE-SCALE ENGINEERED GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS.

Baker, Kate 

ROLE OF MATRIX PERMEABILITY AND NATURAL AND HYDRAULICALLY INDUCED FRACTURES IN CONTROLLING FLUID FLOW INTO WELLS – INSIGHTS FROM PETROLEUM SYSTEMS 

Eide, Elizabeth

COUNTERING THE FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN IN NEW ENERGY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS: EDUCATING AND ENGAGING THE PUBLIC AND POLICY MAKERS

Elsworth, Derek & Taron, Josh

EFFECTS OF SOLID-STATE AND PORE-FLUID CHEMISTRY AND STRESS ON PERMEABILITY EVOLUTION

Faulds, James

STRUCTURAL CONTROLS ON PERMEABILITY, FLUID FLOW, AND GEOTHERMAL ACTIVITY IN THE GREAT BASIN REGION, WESTERN USA, AND OTHER EXTENSIONAL SETTINGS

Gosnold, Will

COINCIDENT HEAT FLOW, GRAVITY AND TERRAIN FEATURES RELATED TO REGIONAL GROUND WATER FLOW

Holbrook, John – Keynote

BASIN-FILLING PROCESSES AND ITS IMPACT ON GEOTHERMAL FLUID FLOW:  WHAT WE KNOW, WHAT WE THINK WE KNOW, WHAT WE WISH WE KNEW

Pranter, Matthew

Integrating outcrop analogs and subsurface data for mapping basin- and reservoir-scale properties: an assessment of the fluvial architecture, reservoir quality, and connectivity of the Cretaceous Williams Fork Formation, Piceance Basin, Colorado

Stuart

Warpinski, Norm

MAPPING INDUCED FRACTURES VIA MICROSEISMIC EVENTS