Deep core drilling of three slim geothermal holes, Snake River Plains, Idaho

Chris Delahunty, Dennis L. Nielson, John W. Shervais

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4 Scopus citations

Abstract

A deep core drilling project focused on evaluating the geothermal potential of the Snake River Plains in southern Idaho. Slim-hole continuous diamond coring and associated geophysical surveys were used to sample different geothermal environments. Three locations were drilled with target depths as follows: Kimama 1915 m, Kimberly 1959 m, and Mountain Home 1821 m. All total depths were accomplished or exceeded. A continuous core sample was produced and down-hole temperature while drilling was collected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting 2012, GRC 2012 - Geothermal
Subtitle of host publicationReliable, Renewable, Global
Pages641-647
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2012
EventGeothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting 2012 - Geothermal: Reliable, Renewable, Global, GRC 2012 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Sep 30 2012Oct 3 2012

Publication series

NameTransactions - Geothermal Resources Council
Volume36 1
ISSN (Print)0193-5933

Other

OtherGeothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting 2012 - Geothermal: Reliable, Renewable, Global, GRC 2012
CountryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period9/30/1210/3/12

Bibliographical note

Copyright:
Copyright 2013 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Diamond wireline coring
  • Geothermal
  • Kimama (Idaho)
  • Kimberly (Idaho)
  • Mountain Home (Idaho)
  • Slim-hole coring
  • Snake River Plains

Continental Scientific Drilling Facility tags

  • HOTSPOT

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