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Geothermal: Reservoir Characterization and Management

  • Develop reactive tracers
    • Use breakthrough curves to estimate reservoir parameters, then predict thermal drawdown
  • Reservoir testing and evaluation
    • Developing advanced test evaluation approaches and software
      • Evolving permeability
      • Permeability-strain relationships
    • Combine with reservoir modeling
    • Conceptual through numerical model development
  • Example—Tracer testing at Raft River field

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