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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 19–22, 2010
Paper Number: SPE-134436-MS
... Abstract The government of Lower Saxony plans an extensive utilization of the geothermal potential in its subsurface for heat and electrical energy supply. The conditions to achieve this objective are quite favorable despite the moderate temperatures typical for the subsurface here...
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Paper presented at the 1997 SEG Annual Meeting, November 2–7, 1997
Paper Number: SEG-1997-0619
... upstream oil & gas greece resistivity local microerthquake activity travel time reservoir characterization technical report Interpretation 3: Europe/Africa/Middle East Region Tuesday a.m., Nov. 4 INT 3.1 Prospecting for geothermal energy resources by seismic modelling and resistivity inversion...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, August 16–19, 2021
Paper Number: OTC-31090-MS
... Abstract This paper explores a market solution for Operators’ companies to compound their investments in wells, fields, and infrastructure in a low carbon world by applying improved well design, drilling and completion technologies that are adapted to a new generation of geothermal energy...
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Paper presented at the SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting, October 11–16, 2020
Paper Number: SEG-2020-3400366
... This paper presents the results of investigation into mapping of potential geothermal energy resource in the southern Netherlands. The objective was to identify and characterize the distribution of geothermal energy reservoirs of the Triassic Detfurth and Volpriehausen Formations within...
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J Pet Technol 72 (09): 41–42.
Paper Number: SPE-0920-0041-JPT
Published: 01 September 2020
...Adam Wilson Oil and gas are not the only things in the ground that can power our lives. Heat in the form of geothermal energy is rapidly taking its place alongside other sources of renewable energy, buoyed by the lessons learned from decades of drilling for oil. “Geothermal is this fantastic...
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Paper presented at the 54th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 28–July 1, 2020
Paper Number: ARMA-2020-1388
... ABSTRACT Enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) have been increasingly exploited as an alternative energy source. However, unexpected induced earthquakes bring uncertainty to their wider application. We employ a 2D thermal-hydro-mechanical (THM) coupled hybrid finite-discrete element method (FDEM...
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Paper presented at the 54th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 28–July 1, 2020
Paper Number: ARMA-2020-1338
..., natural fractures, and mechanical effect on the recovery rate of a GeoTES in the Weber/Tensleep formation in central Wyoming. The governing equations of the fully coupled thermal-hydro-mechanical system are ARMA 20 1338 THM coupled numerical analysis on the geothermal energy storage & extraction in porous...
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Paper presented at the ARMA-CUPB Geothermal International Conference, August 5–8, 2019
Paper Number: ARMA-CUPB-19-7257
... enhanced geothermal system fracture conductivity conductivity Eng hydraulic fracturing geothermal energy variation granite sample hardness thermal treatment level Zhang mechanical property investigation granite hydraulic fracture surface fracture surface ARMA-CUPB Geothermal International...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium - 10th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, October 29–November 3, 2018
Paper Number: ISRM-ARMS10-2018-264
... network rock temperature Reservoir Characterization geothermal reservoir stimulation thermal drawdown eg reservoir reservoir deformation Magnitude fracture permeability Key Complex Process Couplings and Challenges in the Effective Recovery of Deep Geothermal Energy Quan Gan1,3, Yi Fang2,3...
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Paper presented at the ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium - EUROCK 2017, June 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: ISRM-EUROCK-2017-017
... velocity hydro-geothermal energy michael alber procedia engineering 191 carbonate rock Abstract In Germany geothermal energy production plays an important role in the area of renewable energies. The Upper Jurassic (Malm) aquifer beneath the Molasse Basin is predestinated for hydro-geothermal...
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Paper presented at the ISRM Progressive Rock Failure Conference, June 5–9, 2017
Paper Number: ISRM-PRF-2017-050
... The use of geothermal energy in Bavaria increased considerably in recent years, and practical experience in geothermal plant operation for heat and power generation has shown a primary need for research. To answer questions related to deep geothermal energy and to concentrate and link operating...
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Paper presented at the CORROSION 2017, March 26–30, 2017
Paper Number: NACE-2017-9258
... ABSTRACT Selection of geothermal energy resources for development has historically targeted moderate temperature near neutral to alkali brines having low to moderate H 2 S concentrations. Conservative energy generation processes that minimized the risk of scaling were used and materials...
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Paper presented at the CORROSION 2017, March 26–30, 2017
Paper Number: NACE-2017-9044
... ABSTRACT Deep formation waters with high salinity and temperature, used for geothermal energy production, generally induce corrosion and scaling. Tailored material selection and costly chemical treatments are necessary to mitigate these issues. Corrosion and/or scaling adversely affect...
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Paper presented at the SPE Trinidad and Tobago Section Energy Resources Conference, June 13–15, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-180876-MS
... Abstract Geothermal energy is the heat energy within the Earth, often manifested in geysers, hot springs and volcanoes. It offers an energy source that is far more efficient than fossil-fueled power generation, and it doesn't emit greenhouse gases into the air. Geothermal energy can therefore...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Symposium - 8th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, October 14–16, 2014
Paper Number: ISRM-ARMS8-2014-310
... Abstract Abandoned wells impose enduring liabilities to petroleum companies and/or governments. However, the depth and abundance of abandoned petroleum wells make them an economically attractive source of geothermal energy. Geothermal energy can be harvested from oil/gas wells and used...
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Paper presented at the 48th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 1–4, 2014
Paper Number: ARMA-2014-7226
... reservoir engineering. In particular, investigations of the state of geothermal energy in sedimentary basins have detected the presence of anomalous areas characterized by abnormally high or low heat flow values, compared to the regional geothermal gradient. These often prove to be areas where convection...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference-Asia, March 25–28, 2014
Paper Number: OTC-25071-MS
... Geothermal energy is energy that is sourced from the heat of the Earth. It is classified as a renewable energy resource and is exploited and utilized for power generation purposes onshore, mostly by countries who live in close proximity to the boundaries of Earth's tectonic plates where...
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Paper presented at the CORROSION 2013, March 17–21, 2013
Paper Number: NACE-2013-2438
... ABSTRACT Risk Based Assessment (RBA) for inspection activities within geothermal energy plants has become commonplace in New Zealand to control the risk of premature or unexpected failure and for maintenance planning. Geothermal energy companies often administer their own pressure vessel...
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Paper presented at the 2010 SEG Annual Meeting, October 17–22, 2010
Paper Number: SEG-2010-1112
... in exploration for Australia’s onshore hydrocarbon, uranium, thorium, and geothermal energy resources. The program will acquire and deliver precompetitive geophysical and geochemical data as well as geological interpretations and other value-added products for the exploration industry. Introduction Pre...
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Paper presented at the EUROPEC/EAGE Conference and Exhibition, June 8–11, 2009
Paper Number: SPE-121985-MS
... Abstract The potential for the exploration and exploitation of geothermal energy for greenhouses in Franekeradeel in the north of the Netherlands has been investigated. Available borehole and seismic data have been used for the evaluation of the subsurface. These data show that the Slochteren...

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