NEDO'S project on geothermal reservoir engineering -- a reservoir engineering study of the Kirishima field, Japan

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In order to promote the development of geothermal energy resources, it is important to understand and (to the extent possible) to alleviate potential risks associated with each proposed development project. Further, it is essential to estimate the generation capacity of the reservoir prior to full-scale commitment so that the power plant design may be intelligently formulated. Starting in 1984, the New Energy Development Organization (NEDO) in Japan undertook a four-year program to develop technical methods for the evaluation of potential geothermal resources and for the prediction of production capacity and the appropriate level of electrical generation to be anticipated. NEDO’s ... continued below

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Kitamura, H.; Ishido, T.; Miyazaki, S.; Abe, I. & Nobumoto, R. January 1, 1988.

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In order to promote the development of geothermal energy resources, it is important to understand and (to the extent possible) to alleviate potential risks associated with each proposed development project. Further, it is essential to estimate the generation capacity of the reservoir prior to full-scale commitment so that the power plant design may be intelligently formulated. Starting in 1984, the New Energy Development Organization (NEDO) in Japan undertook a four-year program to develop technical methods for the evaluation of potential geothermal resources and for the prediction of production capacity and the appropriate level of electrical generation to be anticipated. NEDO’s general approach to theoretical reservoir evaluation is described, as is the schedule and progress along the four-year program toward its four main goals: development of reservoir simulators, drilling of observation wells in two model fields (the Sumikawa field in northern Honshu and the Kirishima field in southern Kyushu), well tests in the model fields, and reservoir simulation with natural-state and production calculation for both fields. The remainder of the paper describes some results obtained from the well testing program in the Kirishima field and ongoing studies of it.

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

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  • Report No.: SGP-TR-113-7
  • Grant Number: AS07-84ID12529
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 887129
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc876843

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Kitamura, H.; Ishido, T.; Miyazaki, S.; Abe, I. & Nobumoto, R. NEDO'S project on geothermal reservoir engineering -- a reservoir engineering study of the Kirishima field, Japan, article, January 1, 1988; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc876843/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.