Friday, March 22, 2019 7:25 pm

The PoroTomo team has completed inverse modeling of the three data sets (seismology, geodesy, and hydrology) individually, as described previously. The estimated values of the material properties are registered on a three-dimensional grid with a spacing of 25 meters between nodes. The material properties are listed an Excel file. Figures show planar slices in three sets:
horizontal slices in a planes normal to the vertical Z axis (Z normal), vertical slices in planes perpendicular to the dominant strike of the fault system (X normal), and vertical slices in planes parallel to the dominant strike of the fault system (Y normal).

The results agree on the following points. The material is unconsolidated and/or fractured, especially in the shallow layers. The structural trends follow the fault system in strike and dip. The geodetic measurements favor the hypothesis of thermal contraction. Temporal changes in pressure, subsidence rate, and seismic amplitude are associated with changes in pumping rates during the four stages of the deployment in 2016. The modeled hydraulic conductivity is high in fault damage zones. All the observations are consistent with the conceptual model: highly permeable conduits along faults channel fluids from shallow aquifers to the deep geothermal reservoir tapped by the production wells.
estimated values of the material properties are registered on a three-dimensional grid with a spacing of 25 meters between nodes. Comma Separated Values (CSV) format.

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Friday, March 22, 2019 7:24 pm

The PoroTomo team has completed inverse modeling of the three data sets (seismology, geodesy, and hydrology) individually, as described previously. The estimated values of the material properties are registered on a three-dimensional grid with a spacing of 25 meters between nodes. The material properties are listed an Excel file. Figures show planar slices in three sets:
horizontal slices in a planes normal to the vertical Z axis (Z normal), vertical slices in planes perpendicular to the dominant strike of the fault system (X normal), and vertical slices in planes parallel to the dominant strike of the fault system (Y normal).

The results agree on the following points. The material is unconsolidated and/or fractured, especially in the shallow layers. The structural trends follow the fault system in strike and dip. The geodetic measurements favor the hypothesis of thermal contraction. Temporal changes in pressure, subsidence rate, and seismic amplitude are associated with changes in pumping rates during the four stages of the deployment in 2016. The modeled hydraulic conductivity is high in fault damage zones. All the observations are consistent with the conceptual model: highly permeable conduits along faults channel fluids from shallow aquifers to the deep geothermal reservoir tapped by the production wells.
Vertical slices in planes normal to PoroTomo X axis, thus perpendicular to the strike of the fault system. JPG format.

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Friday, March 22, 2019 7:23 pm

The PoroTomo team has completed inverse modeling of the three data sets (seismology, geodesy, and hydrology) individually, as described previously. The estimated values of the material properties are registered on a three-dimensional grid with a spacing of 25 meters between nodes. The material properties are listed an Excel file. Figures show planar slices in three sets:
horizontal slices in a planes normal to the vertical Z axis (Z normal), vertical slices in planes perpendicular to the dominant strike of the fault system (X normal), and vertical slices in planes parallel to the dominant strike of the fault system (Y normal).

The results agree on the following points. The material is unconsolidated and/or fractured, especially in the shallow layers. The structural trends follow the fault system in strike and dip. The geodetic measurements favor the hypothesis of thermal contraction. Temporal changes in pressure, subsidence rate, and seismic amplitude are associated with changes in pumping rates during the four stages of the deployment in 2016. The modeled hydraulic conductivity is high in fault damage zones. All the observations are consistent with the conceptual model: highly permeable conduits along faults channel fluids from shallow aquifers to the deep geothermal reservoir tapped by the production wells.
Description of material properties and methods used to estimate them.

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Friday, March 22, 2019 7:22 pm

The PoroTomo team has completed inverse modeling of the three data sets (seismology, geodesy, and hydrology) individually, as described previously. The estimated values of the material properties are registered on a three-dimensional grid with a spacing of 25 meters between nodes. The material properties are listed an Excel file. Figures show planar slices in three sets:
horizontal slices in a planes normal to the vertical Z axis (Z normal), vertical slices in planes perpendicular to the dominant strike of the fault system (X normal), and vertical slices in planes parallel to the dominant strike of the fault system (Y normal).

The results agree on the following points. The material is unconsolidated and/or fractured, especially in the shallow layers. The structural trends follow the fault system in strike and dip. The geodetic measurements favor the hypothesis of thermal contraction. Temporal changes in pressure, subsidence rate, and seismic amplitude are associated with changes in pumping rates during the four stages of the deployment in 2016. The modeled hydraulic conductivity is high in fault damage zones. All the observations are consistent with the conceptual model: highly permeable conduits along faults channel fluids from shallow aquifers to the deep geothermal reservoir tapped by the production wells.
Vertical slices in planes normal to PoroTomo Y axis, thus parallel to the strike of the fault system. JPG format.

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Friday, March 22, 2019 7:22 pm

The PoroTomo team has completed inverse modeling of the three data sets (seismology, geodesy, and hydrology) individually, as described previously. The estimated values of the material properties are registered on a three-dimensional grid with a spacing of 25 meters between nodes. The material properties are listed an Excel file. Figures show planar slices in three sets:
horizontal slices in a planes normal to the vertical Z axis (Z normal), vertical slices in planes perpendicular to the dominant strike of the fault system (X normal), and vertical slices in planes parallel to the dominant strike of the fault system (Y normal).

The results agree on the following points. The material is unconsolidated and/or fractured, especially in the shallow layers. The structural trends follow the fault system in strike and dip. The geodetic measurements favor the hypothesis of thermal contraction. Temporal changes in pressure, subsidence rate, and seismic amplitude are associated with changes in pumping rates during the four stages of the deployment in 2016. The modeled hydraulic conductivity is high in fault damage zones. All the observations are consistent with the conceptual model: highly permeable conduits along faults channel fluids from shallow aquifers to the deep geothermal reservoir tapped by the production wells.
estimated values of the material properties are registered on a three-dimensional grid with a spacing of 25 meters between nodes. Excel format.

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Friday, March 22, 2019 7:20 pm

The PoroTomo team has completed inverse modeling of the three data sets (seismology, geodesy, and hydrology) individually, as described previously. The estimated values of the material properties are registered on a three-dimensional grid with a spacing of 25 meters between nodes. The material properties are listed an Excel file. Figures show planar slices in three sets:
horizontal slices in a planes normal to the vertical Z axis (Z normal), vertical slices in planes perpendicular to the dominant strike of the fault system (X normal), and vertical slices in planes parallel to the dominant strike of the fault system (Y normal).

The results agree on the following points. The material is unconsolidated and/or fractured, especially in the shallow layers. The structural trends follow the fault system in strike and dip. The geodetic measurements favor the hypothesis of thermal contraction. Temporal changes in pressure, subsidence rate, and seismic amplitude are associated with changes in pumping rates during the four stages of the deployment in 2016. The modeled hydraulic conductivity is high in fault damage zones. All the observations are consistent with the conceptual model: highly permeable conduits along faults channel fluids from shallow aquifers to the deep geothermal reservoir tapped by the production wells.
Vertical slices in planes normal to PoroTomo Y axis, thus parallel to the strike of the fault system. PDF format.

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Friday, March 22, 2019 7:19 pm

This submission includes the following:
- Field Characteristics: Describes the geological and production field characteristics of sampling sites
- Geochemistry of Produced Fluids Idaho-Nevada-New Mexico-Oregon-Utah: Summarizes the all the analytical results for aqueous samples collected from geothermal production wells, hydrocarbon production wells, and hot springs.
- Geochemistry of Reservoir Rocks & Calcite Scales Nevada-Utah: Analytical results of trace element analyses of reservoir drill cuttings from Beowawe, Dixie Valley, Roosevelt Hot Springs, Uinta Basin, and Paradox Basin (Aneth field); also includes analyses of Dixie Valley calcite scales and rocks in the Sevier Thermal Belt, Utah.
- Lithology and mineralogy of drill cuttings from Beowawe, Dixie Valley and Roosevelt Hot Springs: Lithological and mineralogical characterization of drill cuttings from Beowawe, Dixie Valley and Roosevelt Hot Springs
- Geological Settings of Critical Element Mineral Deposits: Brief summary and references regarding the geological settings of critical element mineral deposits
Brief summary and references regarding the geological settings of critical element mineral deposits in Utah and Nevada

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Friday, March 22, 2019 7:19 pm

This submission includes the following:
- Field Characteristics: Describes the geological and production field characteristics of sampling sites
- Geochemistry of Produced Fluids Idaho-Nevada-New Mexico-Oregon-Utah: Summarizes the all the analytical results for aqueous samples collected from geothermal production wells, hydrocarbon production wells, and hot springs.
- Geochemistry of Reservoir Rocks & Calcite Scales Nevada-Utah: Analytical results of trace element analyses of reservoir drill cuttings from Beowawe, Dixie Valley, Roosevelt Hot Springs, Uinta Basin, and Paradox Basin (Aneth field); also includes analyses of Dixie Valley calcite scales and rocks in the Sevier Thermal Belt, Utah.
- Lithology and mineralogy of drill cuttings from Beowawe, Dixie Valley and Roosevelt Hot Springs: Lithological and mineralogical characterization of drill cuttings from Beowawe, Dixie Valley and Roosevelt Hot Springs
- Geological Settings of Critical Element Mineral Deposits: Brief summary and references regarding the geological settings of critical element mineral deposits
Analytical results of trace element analyses of reservoir drill cuttings from Beowawe, Dixie Valley, Roosevelt Hot Springs, Uinta Basin, and Paradox Basin (Aneth field); also includes analyses of Dixie Valley calcite scales and rocks in the Sevier Thermal Belt, Utah.

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Friday, March 22, 2019 7:19 pm

This submission includes the following:
- Field Characteristics: Describes the geological and production field characteristics of sampling sites
- Geochemistry of Produced Fluids Idaho-Nevada-New Mexico-Oregon-Utah: Summarizes the all the analytical results for aqueous samples collected from geothermal production wells, hydrocarbon production wells, and hot springs.
- Geochemistry of Reservoir Rocks & Calcite Scales Nevada-Utah: Analytical results of trace element analyses of reservoir drill cuttings from Beowawe, Dixie Valley, Roosevelt Hot Springs, Uinta Basin, and Paradox Basin (Aneth field); also includes analyses of Dixie Valley calcite scales and rocks in the Sevier Thermal Belt, Utah.
- Lithology and mineralogy of drill cuttings from Beowawe, Dixie Valley and Roosevelt Hot Springs: Lithological and mineralogical characterization of drill cuttings from Beowawe, Dixie Valley and Roosevelt Hot Springs
- Geological Settings of Critical Element Mineral Deposits: Brief summary and references regarding the geological settings of critical element mineral deposits
Describes the geological and production field characteristics of sampling sites in Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Utah, with references to background publications

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Friday, March 22, 2019 7:19 pm

This submission includes the following:
- Field Characteristics: Describes the geological and production field characteristics of sampling sites
- Geochemistry of Produced Fluids Idaho-Nevada-New Mexico-Oregon-Utah: Summarizes the all the analytical results for aqueous samples collected from geothermal production wells, hydrocarbon production wells, and hot springs.
- Geochemistry of Reservoir Rocks & Calcite Scales Nevada-Utah: Analytical results of trace element analyses of reservoir drill cuttings from Beowawe, Dixie Valley, Roosevelt Hot Springs, Uinta Basin, and Paradox Basin (Aneth field); also includes analyses of Dixie Valley calcite scales and rocks in the Sevier Thermal Belt, Utah.
- Lithology and mineralogy of drill cuttings from Beowawe, Dixie Valley and Roosevelt Hot Springs: Lithological and mineralogical characterization of drill cuttings from Beowawe, Dixie Valley and Roosevelt Hot Springs
- Geological Settings of Critical Element Mineral Deposits: Brief summary and references regarding the geological settings of critical element mineral deposits
Lithological and mineralogical characterization of drill cuttings from Beowawe, Dixie Valley, Nevada and Roosevelt Hot Springs, Utah

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Friday, March 22, 2019 7:19 pm

This submission includes the following:
- Field Characteristics: Describes the geological and production field characteristics of sampling sites
- Geochemistry of Produced Fluids Idaho-Nevada-New Mexico-Oregon-Utah: Summarizes the all the analytical results for aqueous samples collected from geothermal production wells, hydrocarbon production wells, and hot springs.
- Geochemistry of Reservoir Rocks & Calcite Scales Nevada-Utah: Analytical results of trace element analyses of reservoir drill cuttings from Beowawe, Dixie Valley, Roosevelt Hot Springs, Uinta Basin, and Paradox Basin (Aneth field); also includes analyses of Dixie Valley calcite scales and rocks in the Sevier Thermal Belt, Utah.
- Lithology and mineralogy of drill cuttings from Beowawe, Dixie Valley and Roosevelt Hot Springs: Lithological and mineralogical characterization of drill cuttings from Beowawe, Dixie Valley and Roosevelt Hot Springs
- Geological Settings of Critical Element Mineral Deposits: Brief summary and references regarding the geological settings of critical element mineral deposits
Summarizes the all the analytical results for aqueous samples collected from geothermal production wells, hydrocarbon production wells, and hot springs in Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Utah

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Friday, March 22, 2019 7:19 pm

The project team collected and analyzed 224 water samples and 101 matching rock samples. INL's improved method of measuring aqueous REEs allows study of samples previously thought too volume limited to measure.

The study found that aqueous REEs occur at trace levels in all analyzed samples, and sometimes exceed ocean REE concentrations by a factor of 1,000. No significant predictive relationship to lithology, reservoir temperature, nor salinity was discovered, but aqueous REE concentration appears spatially controlled.

Future work is needed to find the spatially-dependent variable that controls aqueous REE concentration. Project's Final Report: All chapters and appendices.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:24 pm

This submission contains 167 full moment tensor (MT) solutions for the seismicity observed two years prior and three years post start of injection activities.

Also included are the azimuth and plunge angles for the three main stress directions sigma1, sigma 2 and sigma 3 at the Prati32 EGS demonstration site in the northwest Geysers geothermal reservoir. The data are divided into 15 time periods spanning a range of five years, including two years prior to start of injection until three years post start of injection activities. This file contains the azimuth and plunge angles for the three main stress directions sigma 1, sigma 2 and sigma 3 at the Prati32 EGS demonstration site in the northwest Geysers geothermal reservoir. The data are divided into 15 time periods spanning a range of five years, including two years prior to start of injection until three years post start of injection activities.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:24 pm

This submission contains a number of data files with vertices of meshed/interpolated surfaces used in the Phase 2B earth model. Examples include land surface (based on 10-meter DEM), the granitoid-basin fill contact, several faults, and also interpolated temperature isosurfaces for 175 and 225 degrees C.

All data are georeferenced to UTM, zone 12N, NAD 83, NAVD 88. This file contains vertices of meshed/interpolated surfaces of the interpolated temperature isosurfaces for 175 degrees C used in the Phase 2B earth model. All data are georeferenced to UTM, zone 12N, NAD 83, NAVD 88.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:23 pm

This submission contains a number of data files with vertices of meshed/interpolated surfaces used in the Phase 2B earth model. Examples include land surface (based on 10-meter DEM), the granitoid-basin fill contact, several faults, and also interpolated temperature isosurfaces for 175 and 225 degrees C.

All data are georeferenced to UTM, zone 12N, NAD 83, NAVD 88. This file contains vertices of meshed/interpolated surfaces of the interpolated temperature isosurfaces for 225 degrees C used in the Phase 2B earth model. All data are georeferenced to UTM, zone 12N, NAD 83, NAVD 88.

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