Boiling and condensation processes in the Cerro Prieto beta reservoir under exploitation

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The deep Cerro Prieto (Baja California, Mexico) beta reservoir is offset vertically by the southwest-northeast trending, normal H fault. Under exploitation pressures in the upthrown block have decreased strongly resulting in boiling and high-enthalpy production fluids. Significant differences in fluid chemical and isotopic compositions are observed in the two parts of the reservoir and particularly in an anomalous zone associated with the H fault. These differences result from intense boiling and adiabatic steam condensation, as well as from leakage of overlying cooler water along the fault.

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Truesdell, Alfred; Manon, Alfredo; Quijano, Luis; Coplen, Tyler & Lippmann, Marcelo January 1, 1992.

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The deep Cerro Prieto (Baja California, Mexico) beta reservoir is offset vertically by the southwest-northeast trending, normal H fault. Under exploitation pressures in the upthrown block have decreased strongly resulting in boiling and high-enthalpy production fluids. Significant differences in fluid chemical and isotopic compositions are observed in the two parts of the reservoir and particularly in an anomalous zone associated with the H fault. These differences result from intense boiling and adiabatic steam condensation, as well as from leakage of overlying cooler water along the fault.

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  • Seventeenth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering: Proceedings, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, January 29-31, 1992

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  • Report No.: SGP-TR-141-30
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 888728
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Truesdell, Alfred; Manon, Alfredo; Quijano, Luis; Coplen, Tyler & Lippmann, Marcelo. Boiling and condensation processes in the Cerro Prieto beta reservoir under exploitation, article, January 1, 1992; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc876534/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.