The Generating Capacity of the Heber Geothermal Field, California

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Using numerical simulation techniques and the radial model developed for the study of the natural state of the Heber field (Lippmann and Bodvarsson, 1983b), the response of this geothermal system to exploitation is analyzed. In this study the generation rate in the field is allowed to build up over a period of 10 years; after that, 30 years of constant power production is assumed. Full (100%) injection of the spent brines is considered, the fluids being injected 2250 m ("near injection") or 4250 m ("far injection") from the center of the system. The study shows that a maximum of 6000 ... continued below

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Lippmann, M.J. & Bodvarsson, G.S. December 15, 1983.

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Using numerical simulation techniques and the radial model developed for the study of the natural state of the Heber field (Lippmann and Bodvarsson, 1983b), the response of this geothermal system to exploitation is analyzed. In this study the generation rate in the field is allowed to build up over a period of 10 years; after that, 30 years of constant power production is assumed. Full (100%) injection of the spent brines is considered, the fluids being injected 2250 m ("near injection") or 4250 m ("far injection") from the center of the system. The study shows that a maximum of 6000 kg/s (equivalent to approximately 300 MWe) of fluids may be produced for the near injection case, but only 3000 kg/s (eqivalent to approximately 150 MWe) for the far injection case. The results indicate that the possible extraction rates (generating capacity) generally are limited by the pressure drop in the reservoir. The average temperature of the produced fluids will decline 10-18{degrees}C over the 40-year period.

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  • Proceedings, Ninth Workshop Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford Calif., December 13-15, 1983

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  • Report No.: SGP-TR-74-18
  • Grant Number: AT03-80SF11459
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 889581
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc884552

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Lippmann, M.J. & Bodvarsson, G.S. The Generating Capacity of the Heber Geothermal Field, California, article, December 15, 1983; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc884552/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.