Geothermal Reservoir Engineering

  • Ender Okandan

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 150)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Importance of Geothermal Reservoir Engineering in the Assessment of Geothermal Sources

  3. Geothermal Energy Assessment

    1. Roland N. Horne
      Pages 7-21
  4. Reservoir Physics and Conceptual Modelling Malcolm a Grant

    1. Malcolm A. Grant
      Pages 23-40
  5. Downhole Measurements in Geothermal Wells

  6. Transient Pressure Testing in Geothermal Systems

    1. Henry J. Ramey Jr.
      Pages 55-62
  7. Two-Phase Flow in Geothermal Wells

    1. Jón-Steinar Gudmundsson
      Pages 63-75
  8. Use of Tracers in the Geothermal Industry-Tracer Flow Equations in Porous Media

    1. C. Fouillac, J. P. Sauty, F. D. Vuataz
      Pages 77-89
  9. Injection into Heterogeneous Reservoirs: Experience in New Zealand

    1. Roland N. Horne, Malcolm A. Grant, William J. McCabe
      Pages 91-101
  10. Reinjection into Geothermal Reservoirs

    1. Gudmundur S. Bodvarsson, Valgardur Stefansson
      Pages 103-120
  11. Engineering Aspects of CaCO3 and SiO2 Scaling

    1. Riccardo Corsi
      Pages 121-141
  12. Material Balance Modeling of Geothermal Reservoirs

    1. Jón-Steinar Gudmundsson
      Pages 143-156
  13. Numerical Modelling of Geothermal Reservoirs

  14. Hot Dry Rock Reservoir Engineering

    1. Hugh Murphy
      Pages 177-193
  15. Field Case Studies

  16. Back Matter
    Pages 327-332

About this book


During the oil crisis of 1973, we suddenly became aware that fossil fuel resources are limited and will be exhausted soon if new alternatives are not put into use immediately. Conservation measures and extensive research on new sources of energy has eased the demand on fossil fuels, especially crude oil. Geothermal energy as an alternative; source had its share in this devel­ opment and electricity producing capacity increased from 700 to 4700 MWe during 1970 to 1985. Geothermal reservoir engineering emerged as an impor­ tant field in the assessment of geothermal sources. During the 25 years of its development, several areas were identified that needed further at­ tention for the correct description and interpretation of reservoir be­ havior. This fact as accepted by all operators is vital for the steady and continuous operation of power plants. During this NATO ASI, a detailed review of theory and field case his­ tories on geothermal reservoir engineering was presented. In understanding .the reservoir, conceptual models, natural state models, well bore measure­ ments, transient and tracer testing provide data which are indispensable. They are powerful tools in understanding reservoir behavior provided we know how to interpret them. During lectures the theory and practical applications of these interpretive methods were discussed.


Reservoir calculus geothermal energy linear optimization modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • Ender Okandan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Petroleum EngineeringMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8153-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3691-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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