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Geothermal Reservoir Engineering

As nations alike struggle to diversify and secure their power portfolios, geothermal energy, the essentially limitless heat emanating from the earth itself, is being harnessed at an unprecedented rate.

 For the last 25 years, engineers around the world tasked with taming this raw power have used Geothermal Reservoir Engineering as both a training manual and a professional reference.

 This long-awaited second edition of Geothermal Reservoir Engineering is a practical guide to the issues and tasks geothermal engineers encounter in the course of their daily jobs. The book focuses particularly on the evaluation of potential sites and provides detailed guidance on the field management of the power plants built on them.

 With over 100 pages of new material informed by the breakthroughs of the last 25 years, Geothermal Reservoir Engineering remains the only training tool and professional reference dedicated to advising both new and experienced geothermal reservoir engineers.


Primary audience: Geothermal reservoir engineers; geothermal professionals (engineers, scientists, managers)

Secondary audience: Petroleum engineering and ground water professionals interested in geothermal energy, earth scientists, geoscientists

Hardbound, 378 Pages

Published: February 2011

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-383880-3


  • 1. Geothermal Reservoirs
    2. Concepts of Geothermal Systems
    3. Simple Quantitative Models
    4. Interpretation of Downhole Measurements
    5. Downhole Measurement
    6. Measurements During Drilling
    7. Well Completion and Heating
    8. Production Testing
    9. Case Study: A History of Well BR2, Ohaaki
    10. Conceptual Modeling and Simple Inferences
    11. Simulation
    12. Field Examples
    13. Field Management
    14. Well Stimulation and Engineered Geothermal
    Appendix 1 Pressure Transient Analysis
    Appendix 2 Gas Correction for Flow Measurements
    Appendix 3 Equations of Motion and State
    Appendix 4 Geothermal Fields


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