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Production induced boiling and cold water entry in the Cerro Prieto geothermal reservoir indicated by chemical and physical measurements

Geothermics

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DOI: 10.1016/0375-6505(84)90011-7

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Abstract

Chemical and physical data suggest that the relatively shallow, western part of the Cerro Prieto reservoir is bounded below by low permeability rocks, and above and at the sides by an interface with cooler water. There is no continuous permeability barrier around or immediately above the reservoir. Permeability within the reservoir is dominantly intergranular. Mixture with cooler water rather than boiling is the dominant cooling process in the natural state, and production causes displacement of hot water by cooler water, not by vapour. Local boiling occurs near most wells in response to pressure decreases, but no general vapour zone has formed. ?? 1984.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Production induced boiling and cold water entry in the Cerro Prieto geothermal reservoir indicated by chemical and physical measurements
Series title:
Geothermics
DOI:
10.1016/0375-6505(84)90011-7
Volume
13
Issue:
1-2
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
117
Last page:
140
Number of Pages:
24