Table of Contents

Dedication

Foreword to the Third Edition

Preface and Acknowledgements to the Third Edition

Preface and Acknowledgements to the Second Edition

Preface and Acknowledgments to the First Edition

Part 1. Resource Identification and Development

Chapter 1. Geology of Geothermal Regions

1.1 Introduction

1.2 The Earth and its atmosphere

1.3 Active geothermal regions

1.4 Model of a hydrothermal geothermal resource

1.5 Other types of geothermal resources

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Problems

Chapter 2. Exploration Strategies and Techniques

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Objectives of an exploration program

2.3 Phases of an exploration program

2.4 Synthesis and interpretation

2.5 The next step: Drilling

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Problems

Chapter 3. Geothermal Well Drilling

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Site preparation and drilling equipment

3.3 Drilling operations

3.4 Safety precautions

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Chapter 4. Reservoir Engineering

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Reservoir and well flow

4.3 Well testing

4.4 Calcite scaling in well casings

4.5 Reservoir modeling and simulation

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Problems

Part 2. Geothermal Power Generating Systems

Chapter 5. Single-Flash Steam Power Plants

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Gathering system design considerations

5.3 Energy conversion system

5.4 Thermodynamics of the conversion process

5.5 Example: Single-flash optimization

5.6 Optimum separator temperature: An approximate formulation

5.7 Environmental aspects for single-flash plants

5.8 Equipment list for single-flash plants

REFERENCES

Nomenclature for figures in Chapter 5

Problems

Chapter 6. Double-Flash Steam Power Plants

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Gathering sys

Details

No. of pages:
624
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780080982069
Electronic ISBN:
9780123947871