Microearthquake source mechanism studies at the Geysers geothermal field

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In this paper the authors discuss moment tensors obtained from inversion of MEQ waveform data recorded at the Southeast (SE) and Northwest (NW) Geysers geothermal areas by the high-resolution seismic networks operated by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the Coldwater Creek Geothermal Company (now CCPA). The network in the SE Geysers consists of 13 high-frequency (4.5 Hz), digital (480 samples), three-component, telemetered stations deployed on the surface in portions of the Calpine, Unocal-NEC-Thermal (U-N-T), and Northern California Power Agency (NCPA) leases. The network in the NW Geysers is a 16-station borehole array of three-component geophones (4.5 Hz), digital ... continued below

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Kirkpatrick, A.; Romero, A. Jr.; Peterson, J. Jr.; Johnson, L. & Majer, E. April 1, 1996.

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In this paper the authors discuss moment tensors obtained from inversion of MEQ waveform data recorded at the Southeast (SE) and Northwest (NW) Geysers geothermal areas by the high-resolution seismic networks operated by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the Coldwater Creek Geothermal Company (now CCPA). The network in the SE Geysers consists of 13 high-frequency (4.5 Hz), digital (480 samples), three-component, telemetered stations deployed on the surface in portions of the Calpine, Unocal-NEC-Thermal (U-N-T), and Northern California Power Agency (NCPA) leases. The network in the NW Geysers is a 16-station borehole array of three-component geophones (4.5 Hz), digital at 400 samples/sec, and telemetered to a central site. One of the main objectives of Berkeley Lab`s program at the Geysers is to assess the utility of MEQ monitoring as a reservoir management tool. Discrimination of the mechanisms of these events may aid in the interpretation of MEQ occurrence patterns and their significance to reservoir processes and conditions of interest to reservoir managers. Better understanding of the types of failure deduced from source mechanism studies, and their relations to production parameters, should also lead to a better understanding of the effects of injection and withdrawal.

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  • 14. DOE/Industry geothermal program review on keeping geothermal energy competitive in foreign and domestic markets, Berkeley, CA (United States), 8-11 Apr 1996

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  • Other: DE96013231
  • Report No.: LBL--38600
  • Report No.: CONF-9604116--7
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 270774
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc673204

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Kirkpatrick, A.; Romero, A. Jr.; Peterson, J. Jr.; Johnson, L. & Majer, E. Microearthquake source mechanism studies at the Geysers geothermal field, article, April 1, 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc673204/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.