Heat-flow studies in the northwest geysers geothermal field, California

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Temperature and thermal conductivity data were acquired from 3 idle production wells in the Northwest Geysers. Heat-flow profiles derived from data recorded in the caprock which overlies the steam reservoir reveal a decrease of heat flow with depth in 2 of the 3 wells. These observations contradict the generally accepted theory that conductive heat flow is constant with depth within The Geysers caprock. There are several possible explanations for this, but the available data suggest that these profiles reflect a local recession or cooling of the reservoir top within the past 5000 to 10000 years.
Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Heat-flow studies in the northwest geysers geothermal field, California
ISBN 0934412715
Volume 17
Year Published 1993
Language English
Publisher Publ by Geothermal Resources Council
Publisher location Davis, CA, United States
Larger Work Title Transactions - Geothermal Resources Council
First page 281
Last page 288
Conference Title Proceedings of the 1993 Annual Meeting on Utilities and Geothermal: An Emerging Partnership
Conference Location Burlingame, CA, USA
Conference Date 10 October 1993 through 13 October 1993
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