Gulf Coast geopressured-geothermal program summary report compilation. Volume 1: Executive summary

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The significant accomplishments of this program included (1) identification of the geopressured-geothermal onshore fairways in Louisiana and Texas, (2) determination that high brine flow rates of 20,000--40,000 barrels a day can be obtained for long periods of time, (3) brine, after gas extraction can be successfully reinjected into shallow aquifers without affecting the surface waters or the fresh water aquifers, (4) no observable subsidence or microseismic activity was induced due to the subsurface injection of brine, and no detrimental environmental effects attributable to geopressured-geothermal well testing were noticed, (5) sanding can be controlled by reducing flow rates, (6) corrosion controlled ... continued below

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John, C.J.; Maciasz, G. & Harder, B.J. June 1, 1998.

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The significant accomplishments of this program included (1) identification of the geopressured-geothermal onshore fairways in Louisiana and Texas, (2) determination that high brine flow rates of 20,000--40,000 barrels a day can be obtained for long periods of time, (3) brine, after gas extraction can be successfully reinjected into shallow aquifers without affecting the surface waters or the fresh water aquifers, (4) no observable subsidence or microseismic activity was induced due to the subsurface injection of brine, and no detrimental environmental effects attributable to geopressured-geothermal well testing were noticed, (5) sanding can be controlled by reducing flow rates, (6) corrosion controlled with inhibitors, (7) scaling controlled by phosphonate scale inhibitors, (8) demonstrated that production of gas from saturated brine under pressure was viable and (9) a hybrid power system can be successfully used for conversion of the thermal and chemical energy contained in the geopressured-geothermal resource for generation of electricity.

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  • Report No.: DOE/ID/13366--T1-Vol.1
  • Grant Number: FG07-95ID13366
  • DOI: 10.2172/661414 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 661414
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc712353

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John, C.J.; Maciasz, G. & Harder, B.J. Gulf Coast geopressured-geothermal program summary report compilation. Volume 1: Executive summary, report, June 1, 1998; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc712353/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.