Development of New Geothermal Wellbore Holdup Correlations Using Flowing Well Data Metadata

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  • Main Title Development of New Geothermal Wellbore Holdup Correlations Using Flowing Well Data


  • Author: Garg, Sabodh K.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Pritchett, John W.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Alexander, James H.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Renner, Joel
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: DOE - EE


  • Name: Idaho National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: [Idaho Falls, Idaho]
    Additional Info: Idaho National Laboratory (INL)


  • Creation: 2004-03-01


  • English


  • Content Description: Geothermal well performances depend primarily on four factors: reservoir pressure, permeability, temperature and wellbore size. The ability to predict both the quantity of fluid that can be produced and its thermodynamic state (pressure, temperature, enthalpy, gas content, salinity, etc.) is essential for estimating the total usable energy of a geothermal resource. Numerical reservoir simulators can be utilized to calculate the thermodynamic state of the fluid in the reservoir when it enters the wellbore. To compute the fluid properties as it travels up the wellbore to the well-head given certain reservoir conditions the use of a wellbore simulator is needed. This report contains new correlations for flowing geothermal wells to accurately estimate produced fluid properties.


  • Keyword: Thermodynamics Fluid Properties
  • Keyword: Well Geometries
  • STI Subject Categories: 15 - Geothermal Energy
  • Keyword: Geothermal Resources
  • Keyword: Simulators
  • Keyword: Enthalpy
  • Keyword: Reservoir Pressure
  • Keyword: Geothermal Wells
  • Keyword: Salinity
  • Keyword: Permeability
  • Keyword: Geothermal Wellbore
  • Keyword: Fluid Properties


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


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: INEEL/EXT-04-01760
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-99ID-13727
  • DOI: 10.2172/910629
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 910629
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc888846