EGS Collab project experiment 1 overview and progress

EGS Collab Team

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Abstract

Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) offer the potential to extract and use large quantities of clean energy, but questions remain on reservoir creation and sustainability. The EGS Collab project, supported by the US Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Office, is establishing a suite of highly monitored and well-characterized intermediate-scale (~10-20 m) field test beds along with fracture stimulation and interwell flow tests to better understand processes that control formation of effective subsurface heat exchangers. EGS Collab tests will provide a means of testing tools and concepts that could later be employed under geothermal reservoir conditions at DOE's Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) or enhanced geothermal systems. Key to the project is using numerical simulations in the experiment design and interpretation of results. Our first set of experiments is underway at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in South Dakota. To date, stepwise stimulations have been performed at two locations, with the final stimulation connecting our injection and production wells. Numerous data have been collected and are currently being analyzed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeothermal's Role in Today's Energy Market - Geothermal Resources Council 2018 Annual Meeting, GRC 2018
PublisherGeothermal Resources Council
Pages735-755
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)0934412235
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
EventGeothermal Resources Council 2018 Annual Meeting: Geothermal's Role in Today's Energy Market, GRC 2018 - Reno, United States
Duration: Oct 14 2018Oct 17 2018

Publication series

NameTransactions - Geothermal Resources Council
Volume42
ISSN (Print)0193-5933

Conference

ConferenceGeothermal Resources Council 2018 Annual Meeting: Geothermal's Role in Today's Energy Market, GRC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityReno
Period10/14/1810/17/18

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Geothermal energy
stimulation
geothermal technology
geothermal energy
Observatories
clean energy
Process control
Heat exchangers
Sustainable development
research facilities
experiment design
experiment
Experiments
field tests
test stands
heat exchangers
observatories
Computer simulation
Testing
injection

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Geophysics

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EGS Collab Team (2018). EGS Collab project experiment 1 overview and progress. In Geothermal's Role in Today's Energy Market - Geothermal Resources Council 2018 Annual Meeting, GRC 2018 (pp. 735-755). (Transactions - Geothermal Resources Council; Vol. 42). Geothermal Resources Council.
EGS Collab Team. / EGS Collab project experiment 1 overview and progress. Geothermal's Role in Today's Energy Market - Geothermal Resources Council 2018 Annual Meeting, GRC 2018. Geothermal Resources Council, 2018. pp. 735-755 (Transactions - Geothermal Resources Council).
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EGS Collab Team 2018, EGS Collab project experiment 1 overview and progress. in Geothermal's Role in Today's Energy Market - Geothermal Resources Council 2018 Annual Meeting, GRC 2018. Transactions - Geothermal Resources Council, vol. 42, Geothermal Resources Council, pp. 735-755, Geothermal Resources Council 2018 Annual Meeting: Geothermal's Role in Today's Energy Market, GRC 2018, Reno, United States, 10/14/18.

EGS Collab project experiment 1 overview and progress. / EGS Collab Team.

Geothermal's Role in Today's Energy Market - Geothermal Resources Council 2018 Annual Meeting, GRC 2018. Geothermal Resources Council, 2018. p. 735-755 (Transactions - Geothermal Resources Council; Vol. 42).

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EGS Collab Team. EGS Collab project experiment 1 overview and progress. In Geothermal's Role in Today's Energy Market - Geothermal Resources Council 2018 Annual Meeting, GRC 2018. Geothermal Resources Council. 2018. p. 735-755. (Transactions - Geothermal Resources Council).