High-resolution seismic studies applied to injected geothermal fluids

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The application of high-resolution microseismicity studies to the problem of monitoring injected fluids is one component of the Geothermal Injection Monitoring Project at LLNL. The evaluation of microseismicity includes the development of field techniques, and the acquisition and processing of events during the initial development of a geothermal field. To achieve a specific detection threshold and location precision, design criteria are presented for seismic networks. An analysis of a small swarm near Mammoth Lakes, California, demonstrates these relationships and the usefulness of high-resolution seismic studies. A small network is currently monitoring the Mammoth-Pacific geothermal power plant at Casa Diablo as ... continued below

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Smith, A.T. & Kasameyer, P. January 1, 1985.

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The application of high-resolution microseismicity studies to the problem of monitoring injected fluids is one component of the Geothermal Injection Monitoring Project at LLNL. The evaluation of microseismicity includes the development of field techniques, and the acquisition and processing of events during the initial development of a geothermal field. To achieve a specific detection threshold and location precision, design criteria are presented for seismic networks. An analysis of a small swarm near Mammoth Lakes, California, demonstrates these relationships and the usefulness of high-resolution seismic studies. A small network is currently monitoring the Mammoth-Pacific geothermal power plant at Casa Diablo as it begins production.

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  • 10. annual workshop on geothermal reservoir engineering, Stanford, CA, USA, 22 Jan 1985

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  • Other: DE85007276
  • Report No.: UCRL-91571
  • Report No.: CONF-850107-2
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5954328
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1097188

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Smith, A.T. & Kasameyer, P. High-resolution seismic studies applied to injected geothermal fluids, article, January 1, 1985; [Livermore,] California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1097188/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.