Flow rate decline and pressure transient in the Larderello geothermal field

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The production history of most of the Larderello wells, both the older ones and the recent ones, that we have produced at constant pressure, is characterised by a rapid initial decline. In this study such a decline is interpreted as the consequence of an original flow regime of the “depletion” type being followed by a “diffusion” type regime. Such an interpretation, which does prove consistent with the phenomenology of the geothermal field, was suggested by the results of the analyses of the well-closure tests carried out in the North zone of Larderello and in the Travale field.

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Neri, Guiseppe January 1, 1988.

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The production history of most of the Larderello wells, both the older ones and the recent ones, that we have produced at constant pressure, is characterised by a rapid initial decline. In this study such a decline is interpreted as the consequence of an original flow regime of the “depletion” type being followed by a “diffusion” type regime. Such an interpretation, which does prove consistent with the phenomenology of the geothermal field, was suggested by the results of the analyses of the well-closure tests carried out in the North zone of Larderello and in the Travale field.

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  • Proceedings, thirteenth workshop on geothermal reservoir engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, January 19-21, 1988

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Neri, Guiseppe. Flow rate decline and pressure transient in the Larderello geothermal field, article, January 1, 1988; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc874075/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.