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The Geochemistry of the HGP-A Geothermal Well: A Review and an Update

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Title: The Geochemistry of the HGP-A Geothermal Well: A Review and an Update
Authors: Thomas, Donald M.
Keywords: HGP-A
drilling
exploration
testing
Issue Date: Oct 1987
Publisher: Hawaii Institute of Geophysics
Citation: Hawaii Institute of Geophysics. October 1987. The Geochemistry of the HGP-A Geothermal Well: A Review and an Update. Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Institute of Geophysics.
Abstract: The HGP-A geothermal well, located on the lower east rift system of Kilauea volcano, has provided steam and hot water to a 3MWe wellhead generator facility on a continuous basis since December 1981. Since production began there have been substantial changes in the composition of the reservoir fluids that suggest several important conclusions regarding the HGP-A well and the reservoir associated with the Kilauea east rift zone. Among these are: that preproduction reservoir fluids have moderate to low dissolved solids concentrations; that long-term fluid production can result in encroachment of heavily modified seawater into the geothermal system; and that deposition of secondary minerals from the intruding seawater may result in the obstruction and eventual sealing of the saline aquifers
Pages/Duration: 5 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/35801
Appears in Collections:The Geothermal Collection



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