This submission includes geophone data collected by Schlumberger from Utah FORGE Phase 2C seismic monitoring well 78-32 during stimulation testing of well 58-32. The data are hosted by the Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) at the University of Utah, and a script for downloading the data is attached. Additional survey info and tips for running the script are included in the document below. Shell script for obtaining DAS data files from The Utah Seismic Station's website.
The data is associated to the Fallon FORGE project and includes mudlogs for all wells used to characterize the subsurface, as wells as gravity, magnetotelluric, earthquake seismicity, and temperature data from the Navy GPO and Ormat. Also included are geologic maps from the USGS and Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology for the Fallon, NV area. Navy profiles were acquired and interpreted in the 1994 by Northern Geophysical of America, Inc
The Snake River Plain (SRP), Idaho, hosts potential geothermal resources due to elevated groundwater temperatures associated with the thermal anomaly Yellowstone-Snake River hotspot. Project HOTSPOT has coordinated international institutions and organizations to understand subsurface stratigraphy and assess geothermal potential. Over 5.9km of core were drilled from three boreholes within the SRP in an attempt to acquire continuous core documenting the volcanic and sedimentary record of the hotspot: (1) Kimama, (2) Kimberly, and (3) Mountain Home. The Kimama drill site was set up to acquire a continuous record of basaltic volcanism along the central volcanic axis and to test the extent of geothermal resources beneath the Snake River aquifer. This submission includes photos of the core samples taken from the Kimberly drill hole.
Data submitted by project collaborator Doug Schmitt, University of Alberta
*Note - The archive file "kimPhotos.zip" contains all of the photos associated with this submission in a more easily downloaded format Core scan from Kimama well.
The site characterization data used to develop the conceptual geologic model for the Snake River Plain site in Idaho, as part of phase 1 of the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) initiative. This collection includes data on seismic events, groundwater, geomechanical models, gravity surveys, magnetics, resistivity, magnetotellurics (MT), rock physics, stress, the geologic setting, and supporting documentation, including several papers. Also included are 3D models (Petrel and Jewelsuite) of the proposed site.
Data for wells INEL-1, WO-2, and USGS-142 have been included as links to separate data collections.
These data have been assembled by the Snake River Geothermal Consortium (SRGC), a team of collaborators that includes members from national laboratories, universities, industry, and federal agencies, lead by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Other contributors include the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CEAS), the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Boise State University, University of Wyoming, University of Oklahoma, Energy and Geoscience Institute-University of Utah, US Geothermal, Baker Hughes
Campbell Scientific Inc., Chena Power, US Geological Survey (USGS), Idaho Department of Water Resources, Idaho Geological Survey, and Mink GeoHydro. Dobson et al, 2015. "He Isotopic Evidence for Undiscovered Geothermal Systems in the Snake River Plain." from the 40th Stanford Geothermal Workshop.
This submission contains information used to compute the risk factors for the GPFA-AB project. The risk factors are natural reservoir quality, thermal resource quality, potential for induced seismicity, and utilization. The methods used to combine the risk factors included taking the product, sum, and minimum of the four risk factors.
The files are divided into images, rasters, shapefiles, and supporting information. The image files show what the raster and shapefiles should look like. The raster files contain the input risk factors, calculation of the scaled risk factors, and calculation of the combined risk factors. The shapefiles include definition of the fairways, definition of the US Census Places, the center of the raster cells, and locations of industries. Supporting information contains details of the calculations or processing used in generating the files. An image of the raster will have the same name except *.png as the file ending instead of *.tif. Images with 'fairways' or 'industries' added to the name are composed of a raster with the relevant shapefile added.
The file About_GPFA-AB_Phase1RiskAnalysisTask5DataUpload.pdf contains information the citation, special use considerations, authorship, etc.
***See 'GPFA-AB.zip' at bottom for compressed and organized version of the files associated with this submission***
**More details (including location) on each file are given in the spreadsheet 'list_of_contents.csv' in the folder 'SupportingInfo'**
Code used to calculate values is available:
https://github.com/calvinwhealton/geothermal_pfa under the folder 'combining_metrics' - *See link below*
Image File of the uncertainty (variance) associated with the 3 color map (Image File) of study area depicting predicted thermal risk.
This data submission includes several data components that were used to develop a conceptual model and power capacity-estimates of two low-temperature geothermal resources that define geothermal prospect A at Hawthorne, Nevada. Data are sourced from a combination of legacy publicly-available data and more recent data acquisition conducted by the US Navy Geothermal Program Office (2008-2013) and the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy at the University of Nevada, Reno (2008-2010). Data sets include compiled fluid geochemistry data, down-hole temperature logs for wells in the vicinity of prospect A, 2 meter temperature survey data, temperature-spinner logs acquired in well HWAAD-2A, fracture picks from image log data acquired in wells HWAAD-2 and HWAAD-3, and XRD analyses on cuttings from wells HWAAD-2A and HWAAD-3. These data have been reviewed for errors and inconsistencies, but it is not guaranteed that some errors could still remain. The resource conceptual model and power capacity estimates are included in the final report to the US Department of Energy, and are presented in a manuscript by Ayling and Hinz (accepted: Geothermics). A link to the manuscript will be added to this dataset when published. Kelly Blake from the US Navy Geothermal Program Office conducted the fracture analysis. Results and methods are reported in Blake, K. (2011), HWAAD-2A and HWAAD-3: Fracture and Stress Analysis, Hawthorne Army Deport, Hawthorne, NV Initial Assessment. Internal Navy Geothermal Program Office Technical Report, 8p. WellCAD was used to analyze the HWAAD-2A and HWAAD-3 ABI43 image logs acquired in 2009 by Southwest Exploration Services LLC. Two lengths of borehole were imaged in HWAAD-2A: 495'-1500' (151-457 m) (top section) and 1500'-4722' ( 457-1439 m) (bottom section). One length of borehole was imaged in HWAAD-3, between ~1500 ft and 4000 ft (457-1219 meters). WellCAD was used to identify natural fractures and borehole induced structures. These fracture and structure picks were then transferred to a text file and analyzed in Matlab. The Matlab analysis provided the average fracture orientation and average principal stress orientations. Natural fractures and borehole induced structures were both identified in the image log. Only tensile fractures and petal-centerline fractures were identified, no breakouts.
This submission contains slow strain rates summed to radians over 30 second intervals [rad/s] derived from horizontal distributed acoustic sensing measurements (DASH) of Brady geothermal field during PoroTomo deployment (2016-Mar-14 to 2016-Mar-26). There is one file corresponding to each day written in *.mat format for use with Matlab. The format for the binary Matlab .mat files are defined at: https://www.mathworks.com/help/pdf_doc/matlab/matfile_format.pdf.
One such file includes the following variables:
'flist': list of raw DASH files used in the summation
'time_tag_mdt': sample time tag in datetime format with hours given in 24-hr format (yyyy/MM/dd HH:mm:ss.SSSSSSS)
'time_tag_uts': sample time tag in Unix time
'strain_rate_summed_over30s_in_radians_per_second': slow strain rates summed over 30 second intervals in units rad/s
'sample_standard_deviation_in_radians_per_second': corresponding sample standard deviation of slow strain rates in units rad/s
The PoroTomo final technical report, raw DASH data, and software repository are also available through the links below. .mat file for slow strain rate DASH data for March 14, 2016 at Brady Hot Springs, Nevada
The U.S. Department of Energy's Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) Collab project aims to improve our understanding of hydraulic stimulations in crystalline rock for enhanced geothermal energy production through execution of intensely monitored meso-scale experiments. The first experiment is being performed at the 4850 ft level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF), approximately 1.5 km below the surface at Lead, South Dakota.
Here we report on microseismic monitoring of repeated stimulation experiments and subsequent flow tests between two boreholes in the Poorman Formation. Stimulations were performed at several locations in the designated injection borehole at flow rates from 0.1 to 5 L/min over temporal durations from minutes to hours. Microseismic monitoring was performed using a dense 3D sensor array including two cemented hydrophone strings with 12 sensors at 1.75 m spacing accompanied by 18 3-C accelerometers, deployed in 6 monitoring boreholes, completely surrounding the stimulation region. Continuous records were obtained over a two-month period using a novel dual recording system consisting of a conventional 96 channel exploration seismograph and a high-performance 64 channel digitizer sampling sensors at 4 and 100 kHz respectively.
Using a standard STA/LTA triggering algorithm, we detected thousands of microseismic events with recorded energy in a frequency range generally above 3 kHz and up to 40 kHz. The locations of these events are consistent with creation of a hydraulic fracture and additional reactivation of pre-existing structures. Using manual pick refinement and double-difference relocation we are able to track the fracture growth to high precision. We estimate the times and locations of the fracture intersecting a monitoring and the production borehole using microseismic events. They are in excellent agreement with independent measurements using distributed temperature sensing, in-situ strain observations and measurements of conductivity changes. Microearthquake catalog
Utah FORGE phase 2C Native State Simulation zip contains the data used for the boundary conditions and subsequent native state simulation results obtained using the simulation code FALCON. Data are from the nodes of the simulation domain, with used a uniform 50m spacing over a 2500 X 2500 X 2750m domain approximately centered on the FORGE footprint. There is also a read me text file, that is included, containing metadata. The Reservoir Porosity and Upscale DFN Permeability zip contains the data used for the spatial distribution of the anisotropic permeability and porosity used in the native state simulation of the Utah FORGE site. Please contact Robert Podgorney at the Idaho National Laboratory with questions, firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a read me text file included containing metadata. This file contains the data used for the spatial distribution of the anisotropic permeability and porosity used in the native state simulation of the Utah FORGE site. Please contact Robert Podgorney at the Idaho National Laboratory with questions, email@example.com. There is also a read me text file included containing metadata.
The EGS Collab project is developing ~10-20 m-scale field sites where fracture stimulation and flow models can be validated against controlled, small-scale, in-situ experiments. The first multi-well experimental site was established at the 4850 level in the Homestake Mine in Lead, South Dakota, where hydraulic fractures were created at an injection well drilled sub-horizontal from the drift. This file contains the second set of tracer data (also include the data uploaded previously, https://gdr.openei.org/submissions/1128) for the EGS Collab testbed. The tracer tests were conducted during October 2018 - November 2019. Injected tracers include DNA, C-dots (fluorescein nano particles), fluorescein, rhodamine-b, sodium chloride, lithium bromide and cesium iodine. The tracers have been detected in three flowing wells located about 7.5 to 9 meters away from the injection interval. The tracer breakthrough curves from these locations have been adjusted to account for the residence time in the injection and production tubing. The details about the tracer test can be found in Background and Methods of Tracer Tests (Mattson et al. (2019,a,b)) (also included in this package).
Mattson, E.D., Neupane, G., Plummer, M.A., Hawkins, A., Zhang, Y. and the EGS Collab Team 2019a. Preliminary Collab fracture characterization results from flow and tracer testing efforts. In Proceedings 44th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, edited, Stanford University, Stanford, California.
Mattson, E.D., Neupane, G., Hawkins, A., Burghardt, J., Ingraham, M., Plummer, M., and the EGS Collab Team, 2019b. Fracture tracer injection response to pressure
perturbations at an injection well. GRC Transactions, Vol. 43, 2019.
Neupane, Ghanashyam, Earl Mattson, Adam Hawkins, Mitchell Plummer, and Yuran Zhang. EGS Collab Testbed 1: Tracer data sets. No. 1128. DOE Geothermal Data Repository; Idaho National Laboratory, 2019. "Preliminary Collab Fracture Characterization Results from Flow and Tracer Testing Efforts" paper provides background information about the way these tracer tests were conducted.
The EGS Collab project is evaluating a site for Experiment 2 (hydraulic fracturing/shearing) at a depth of 1.25 km in the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) on the 4100 Level. Two early test holes were drilled in an alcove (formerly known as Battery Charging Station) near Yates Shaft. Recently, we conducted a laser survey around the Testbed 2 to capture the details of the drift. This submission package includes the laser scanned drift map around the Testbed 2. The drift map data are presented in AutoCAD (*dxf), Leapfrog mesh (*.msh), and point cloud (*.csv) file formats.
Note: The coordinate system used is local Homestake Mine Coordinate (HMC) system from an old gold mine that was in operation for over 100 years. These files represent the geometry of the drift map in dxf file format (an AutoCAD mesh file). The units are in ft with local Homestake Mine Coordinate System.
Pressure, temperature, and flow data from open-hole, upper perforation, and lower perforation well stimulations gathered from various tools collected at well 58-32 during phase 2C. Description of data contained in excel file 58-32_OpenHoleStimulation.xlsx
This is a compilation of logs and data from Well 14-2 in the Roosevelt Hot Springs area in Utah. This well is also in the Utah FORGE study area.
Data includes: flowmeter survey (1989), geochemistry (1977-1978, 1977-1983), injection test data (1979, 1982), and spinner surveys (1989, 1985-1986).
Logs include: borehole compensated sonic and gamma ray (600'-6112'), borehole geometry and gamma ray (50'-4829'), caliper (0'-1720'), compensated neutron formation density (600'-6121'), induction electric (650'-6118'), mud log (79'-6100'), steam injection survey (50'-1175'), subsurface pressure surveys (0'-6087'), and subsurface temperature surveys (0'-6106').
The file is in a compressed .zip format and there is a data inventory table (Excel spreadsheet) in the root folder that is a guide to the data that is accessible in subfolders. Compilation of miscellaneous data (including geochemistry, injection test, spinner survey, flowmeter survey), pressure and temperature surveys, downhole geophysical logs, and other well logs. See data inventory spreadsheet for complete list.
To reduce the geothermal exploration risk, a feasibility study is performed for a deep direct-use system proposed at the West Virginia University (WVU) Morgantown campus. This study applies numerical simulations to investigate reservoir impedance and thermal production. Because of the great depth of the geothermal reservoir, few data are available to characterize reservoir features and properties. As a result, the study focuses on the following three aspects: 1. model choice for predicting reservoir impedance and thermal breakthrough: after investigating three potential models (one single permeability model and two dual permeability models) for flow through fractured rock, it is decided to use single permeability model for further analysis; 2. well placement (horizontal vs. vertical) options: horizontal well placement seems to be more robust to heterogeneity and the impedance is more acceptable; 3. Prediction uncertainty: the most influential parameters are identified using a First-Order-Second-Moment uncertainty propagation analysis, and the uncertain range of the model predictions is estimated by performing a Monte Carlo simulation. Heterogeneity has a large impact on the perdition, therefore, is considered in the predictive model and uncertainty analysis. The numerical model results and uncertainty analysis are used for economic analysis. The dataset submitted here support the described study. Manuscript is submitted to Geothermics, will be linked once paper is accepted. Contains output files used in the Monte Carlo simulation analysis. Results are used in generating Figure 8 in the manuscript and final report.
iTOUGH2 direct output file is heti_all.out. The middle part is extracted into OUTPUT file. Then a python code “stat.py” is used to summarize results into “plot.dat” for plotting.
The individual shapefiles in this dataset delineate estimated temperature contours (20, 40, 60, and 80 deg C) at a depth of 200 m in the Milford, Utah FORGE area. Contours were derived from 86 geothermal, gradient, and other wells drilled in the area since the mid-1970s with depths greater than 50 m. Conductive temperature profiles for wells less than 200 m were extrapolated to determine the temperature at the desired depth. Because 11 wells in the eastern section of the study area (in and around the Mineral Mountains) are at higher elevations compared to those closer to the center of the basin, temperature profiles were extrapolated to a constant elevation of 200 m below the 1830 m (6000 ft) a.s.l. datum (approximate elevation of alluvial fans at the base of the Mineral Mountains) to smooth the contours across the ridges and valleys. The individual shapefiles in this dataset delineate estimated temperature contours at 80degC, at a depth of 200 m, in the Milford, Utah FORGE area from February 2016.