Reservoir technology research at the INEL

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Reservoir engineering research at INEL was aimed at developing a better understanding of The Geysers and developing better tools with which to study flow in fractured geothermal reservoirs in general. Two specific topics were studies in the last year: matrix fracture interactions and decline curve analysis. A third project, revisiting the behavior of the `high-temperature reservoir` (HTR), was started near the end of 1995. These projects are being conducted in collaboration with other researchers and/or private industry. For example, our HTR studies are motivated in part because of new isotopic analyses conducted elsewhere (Walters et al., in preparation). The ultimate ... continued below

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Renner, J. L.; Shook, G. M. & Faulder, D. D. May 1, 1996.

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Reservoir engineering research at INEL was aimed at developing a better understanding of The Geysers and developing better tools with which to study flow in fractured geothermal reservoirs in general. Two specific topics were studies in the last year: matrix fracture interactions and decline curve analysis. A third project, revisiting the behavior of the `high-temperature reservoir` (HTR), was started near the end of 1995. These projects are being conducted in collaboration with other researchers and/or private industry. For example, our HTR studies are motivated in part because of new isotopic analyses conducted elsewhere (Walters et al., in preparation). The ultimate goal of these projects is to improve predictive capabilities and reservoir management practices and to extend the commercial life of The Geysers. In addition to conducting engineering research for the Reservoir Technology Program, INEL also continued to assist the Geothermal Technology Organization (GTO) with the development and execution of cooperative research projects. In support of the overall mission of the Reservoir Technology program, INEL also entered into a broad program of subcontracts with industrial groups and universities. These programs support the Reservoir Technology mission by providing support for research topics considered particularly important by the geothermal industry. The GTO projects are summarized below.

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  • 14. DOE geothermal program review, Berkeley, CA (United States), 8-10 Aug 1996

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  • Other: DE96010445
  • Report No.: INEL--96/00120
  • Report No.: CONF-960873--1
  • Grant Number: AC07-76ID01570
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 266368
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc666764

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Renner, J. L.; Shook, G. M. & Faulder, D. D. Reservoir technology research at the INEL, article, May 1, 1996; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc666764/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.