A Tool and a Method for Obtaining Hydrologic Flow Velocity Measurements in Geothermal Reservoirs Metadata

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  • Main Title A Tool and a Method for Obtaining Hydrologic Flow Velocity Measurements in Geothermal Reservoirs


  • Author: Carrigan, C.R.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Dunn, J.C.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Hardee, H.C.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Geoscience Department and Exploratory Energy Systems Department, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1986-01-21


  • English


  • Content Description: Downhole instruments based on a thermal perturbation principle are being developed to measure heat flow in permeable formations where convective transport of heat is important. To make heat flow measurements in these regions, the ground water velocity vector must be determined. A downhole probe has been designed to measure the local ground water velocity vector. The probe is a cylindrical heat source operated at a constant heat flux. In a convecting environment, surface temperatures on the probe are perturbed from those values of a purely conductive environment. With the aid of analytical and numerical models, these temperature differences can be related to the local velocity vector.
  • Physical Description: 231-236


  • Keyword: Heat Flux
  • STI Subject Categories: 02 Petroleum
  • Keyword: Vectors
  • Keyword: Ground Water
  • Keyword: Reservoir Engineering
  • Keyword: Heat Sources
  • Keyword: Geothermal Legacy
  • Keyword: Velocity Geothermal Legacy
  • Keyword: Transport
  • Keyword: Probes


  • Conference: Proceedings, Eleventh Workshop Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, January 21-23, 1986


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: SPG-TR-93-34
  • Grant Number: AS03-80SF11459
  • Grant Number: AS07-84ID12529
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 887151
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc886194