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dc.contributor.author Aamodt, RL en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-27T20:19:17Z en_US
dc.date.available 2012-01-27T20:19:17Z en_US
dc.date.issued 1974-02-08 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Aamodt RL. 1974. Artificial Geothermal Reservoirs in Hot Volcanic Rock. Los Alamos (NM): Los Alamos Scientific Lab. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10524/19371 en_US
dc.description Report Numbers: CONF-740209--1; LA-UR--73-1695; OSTI ID: 4322219 en_US
dc.description.abstract S>Some recent results from the Los Alamos program in which hydraulic fracturing is used for the recovery of geothermal energy are discussed. The location is about 4 kilometers west and south of the ring fault of the enormous Jemez Caldera in the northcentral part of New Mexico. It is shown that geothermal energy may be extracted from hot rock that does not contain circulating hot water or steam and is relatively impermeable. A fluid is pumped at high pressure into an isolated section of a wellbore. If the well is cased the pipe in this pressurized region is perforated as it is in the petroleum industry, so that the pressure may be applied to the rock, cracking it. A second well is drilled a few hundred feet away from the first. Cold water is injected through the first pipe, circulates through the crack, and hot water returns to the surface through the second pipe. Results are described and circumstances are discussed under which artiflcial geothermal reservoirs might be created in the basaltic rock of Hawaii. (MCW) en_US
dc.description.sponsorship USDOE en_US
dc.format.extent 13 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Los Alamos Scientific Lab. en_US
dc.subject engineering en_US
dc.subject HDR en_US
dc.subject enhanced geothermal en_US
dc.subject Hawaii en_US
dc.subject worldwide en_US
dc.title Artificial geothermal reservoirs in hot volcanic rock en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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