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Deliverability and its Effect on Geothermal Power Costs

Description: The deliverability of liquid-dominated geothermal reservoirs is presented in terms of reservoir performance, and wellbore performance. Water influx modeling is used to match the performance of Wairakei in New Zealand, arid Ahuachapan in El Salvador. The inflow performance is given in terms of a linear productivity index for liquid-only flow, and a solution-gas drive relationship for two-phase flow. A 9-5/8'' production well is assumed, flowing 250 C water from 900 m depth, with a wellhead pressure of 100 psia. A Geothermal Development Model, that couples reservoir deliverability and power plant performance, and assigns costs to both, is used to illustrate how the development cost of geothermal electric power projects can be estimated.
Date: January 21, 1986
Creator: Gudmundsson, J. S. & Marcou, J. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department