Mining the Earth's Heat: Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy

ISBN: 978-3-540-67316-3 (Print) 978-3-540-68910-2 (Online)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy: History and Potential of the Newest and Largest Renewable Energy Resource

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-16

      Serendipity—A Brief History of Events Leading to the Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy Program at Los Alamos

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      Pages 17-40

      The Enormous Potential for Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy

  3. First Demonstration of the Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy Concept: Development of the Phase I Reservoir at Fenton Hill

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 41-41

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      Pages 43-150

      Phase I Drilling and Initial Attempts to Establish Hydraulic Communication

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      Pages 151-234

      Phase I Reservoir Development—Redrilling and Flow Testing

  4. Engineering the HDR System: Development and Testing of the Phase II Reservoir at Fenton Hill

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 235-235

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      Pages 237-312

      Planning and Drilling of the Phase II Boreholes

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      Pages 313-422

      Attempts to Create a Deeper Reservoir, Redrilling of EE-3, and Completion of the Phase II Reservoir

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      Pages 423-472

      Initial Flow Testing of the Phase II Reservoir, Redrilling of EE-2, and Static Reservoir Pressure Testing

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      Pages 473-492

      The Surface Plant for the Long-Term Flow Test

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      Pages 493-558

      Long-Term Flow Testing of the Phase II Reservoir

  5. Future Outlook for Hot Dry Rock

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 559-559

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      Pages 561-569

      The Future of Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Energy

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 571-657