Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis, Part 2: GIS methodology

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Play Fairway Analysis (PFA) in geothermal exploration originates from a systematic methodology developed within the petroleum industry and is based on a geologic, geophysical, and hydrologic framework of identified geothermal systems. We tailored this methodology to study the geothermal resource potential of the Snake River Plain and surrounding region, but it can be adapted to other geothermal resource settings. We adapted the PFA approach to geothermal resource exploration by cataloging the critical elements controlling exploitable hydrothermal systems, establishing risk matrices that evaluate these elements in terms of both probability of success and level of knowledge, and building a code-based ‘processing model’ to process results.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis, Part 2: GIS methodology
Series title Geothermics
DOI 10.1016/j.geothermics.2023.102882
Volume 117
Year Published 2024
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center
Description 102882, 13 p.
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