Geothermal systems in the Snake River Plain, Idaho, characterizedby the Hotspot project

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

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Abstract

The Hotspot project has sampled three different geothermal environments in the Snake River Plain (SRP) in Idaho. The project used slim-hole wire line coring in conjunction with a bottom hole temperature probe developed by DOSECC. The first hole at Kimama in the center of the eastern SRP was cored to a depth of 1,915 m. Temperature measurements showed the SRP fresh water aquifer extends to a depth of 965 m and masks the underlying temperature gradient of 74.5°C/Km. A core hole in the town of Kimberly reached a depth of 1,959 m and demonstrated a resource of >50°C from 800 m to the bottom of the hole. A core hole at Mountain Home AFB in the eastern SRP reached a depth of 1,821 m and documents an intermediate- to high-temperature resource.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting 2012, GRC 2012 - Geothermal
Subtitle of host publicationReliable, Renewable, Global
Pages727-730
Number of pages4
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
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period9/30/1210/3/12

Bibliographical note

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

Keywords

  • Bottom-hole temperature logger
  • ID
  • Kimama
  • Kimberly
  • Mountain home air force base
  • Slim-hole coring
  • Snake river aquifer
  • Temperature gradients

Continental Scientific Drilling Facility tags

  • HOTSPOT

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