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A geochemical case history of the HGP-A well, 1976-1982

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Title:A geochemical case history of the HGP-A well, 1976-1982
Authors:Thomas, Donald M.
Keywords:Hawaii Geothermal Project
geothermal power plants
show 8 morechemical analysis
history of geothermal in Hawaii
Kilauea East Rift Zone
Hawaii Island
Big Island
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Date Issued:1982
Publisher:University of Auckland Geothermal Institute
Citation:Thomas DM. 1982. A geochemical case history of the HGP-A well, 1976-1982. In: Proceedings of Pacific Geothermal Conference, 1982 incorporating the 4th New Zealand Geothermal Workshop, Part 1. Auckland (New Zealand): University of Auckland Geothermal Institute. p. 273-78.
Series:Hawaii Institute of Geophysics Contribution No. 1293
Abstract:The Hawaii Geothermal Project Well-A, located on the Island of Hawaii, was completed in 1976 to a depth of 1966 meters. The bottomhole temperature, under shut-in conditions, is 360°C and at full discharge is capable of producing about 45,500 kg/hr of a mixed fluid composed of 48% steam and 52% liquid. The major element chemistry of the fluids suggests that recharge to the reservoir is largely fresh meteoric water with no more than 10% to 15% of the recharge being from sea water. Extensive water-rock equilibration has occurred; however neither Na-K-Ca nor silica geothermometry calculations have been able to yield reasonable reservoir temperatures. Isotopic data suggest that the circulation rate and residence times of fluids in the reservoir are on the order of a few thousand years. Helium isotopic data also indicate that the heat source for this reservoir is very young or very large.
Pages/Duration:6 pages
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