With a well-organized production database, rich in detail, and high-resolution basin-wide temperature models, we can make inferences to areas and zones where formation temperatures are favorable for geothermal applications. Constraining the data by favorable temperature and filtering on well production criteria enables rapid prospecting across large areas.
New life for old wells — Repurposing oil and gas well data for geothermal prospecting
Keay, James, O'Reilly, Cian, Mayer, Matt, Valenciano, Alejandro, and Maria Richards. "New life for old wells — Repurposing oil and gas well data for geothermal prospecting." Paper presented at the SEG/AAPG/SEPM First International Meeting for Applied Geoscience & Energy, Denver, Colorado, USA and online, September 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.1190/segam2021-3595029.1
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