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
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth TX
- Rick Allis Utah Geological Survey, Salt Lake City UT
- Derek Elsworth Penn State University, University Park PA
- Sidney Green Schlumberger-Terratek, Salt Lake City UT
- Joseph N Moore Energy & Geoscience Institute, University of Utah UT
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?
Penrose Presentations: To download click on the authors name.
HOT STRATIGRAPHIC RESERVOIRS – THE BRIDGE BETWEEN HYDROTHERMAL SYSTEMS AND LARGE-SCALE ENGINEERED GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS.
ROLE OF MATRIX PERMEABILITY AND NATURAL AND HYDRAULICALLY INDUCED FRACTURES IN CONTROLLING FLUID FLOW INTO WELLS – INSIGHTS FROM PETROLEUM SYSTEMS
COUNTERING THE FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN IN NEW ENERGY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS: EDUCATING AND ENGAGING THE PUBLIC AND POLICY MAKERS
EFFECTS OF SOLID-STATE AND PORE-FLUID CHEMISTRY AND STRESS ON PERMEABILITY EVOLUTION
STRUCTURAL CONTROLS ON PERMEABILITY, FLUID FLOW, AND GEOTHERMAL ACTIVITY IN THE GREAT BASIN REGION, WESTERN USA, AND OTHER EXTENSIONAL SETTINGS
COINCIDENT HEAT FLOW, GRAVITY AND TERRAIN FEATURES RELATED TO REGIONAL GROUND WATER FLOW
BASIN-FILLING PROCESSES AND ITS IMPACT ON GEOTHERMAL FLUID FLOW: WHAT WE KNOW, WHAT WE THINK WE KNOW, WHAT WE WISH WE KNEW
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
MAPPING INDUCED FRACTURES VIA MICROSEISMIC EVENTS