Utilization of Thermal Potential of Abandoned Wells

Utilization of Thermal Potential of Abandoned Wells

Fundamentals, Applications and Research

1st Edition - March 30, 2022

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  • Editors: Younes Noorollahi, Muhammad Naseer, Muhammad Siddiqi
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323906166
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323908306

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Utilization of Thermal Potential of Abandoned Wells: Fundamentals, Applications and Research is a lucid treatment of the fundamental concepts related to the energy harvesting of abandoned wells. The book provides a journey through recent technological developments to harvest energy from abandoned geothermal wells and allows the reader to view the process from a thermodynamic and numerical modeling perspective. Various applications and future prospects are also discussed to help inform reader’s future work and research. Students, researchers and engineers will gain a thorough understanding on how to harvest energy from abandoned geothermal wells, particularly to make sound thermodynamic and economic evaluations. System designers and others engaged in the energy sector will understand how to design and choose the most appropriate technology, how to determine its efficiency, monitor the facility, and how to make informed physical and economical decisions for necessary improvements and environmental assessments.

Key Features

  • Logically works through fundamentals, with various examples throughout
  • Provides instruction to simulate thermodynamic models and design efficient systems
  • Presents feasibility studies and applications

Readership

Young researchers and cross discipline scientists/engineers; graduate students, experts, engineers, decision makers in energy harvesting from abandoned geothermal wells

Table of Contents

  • Cover
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I: Introduction to geothermal energy
  • 1: Historical overview of geothermal energy
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: First traces of usage of geothermal energy
  • 3: Geothermal energy and ancient Mediterranean civilizations
  • 4: Etruscans and developments in geothermal energy
  • 5: Geothermal energy and Roman period
  • 6: Up to 1000 CE
  • 7: Middle ages of geothermal energy (from 1000 CE)
  • 8: Developments of technology of chemical productions in 18th century
  • 9: Geothermal energy in 19th century
  • 10: Modernization period
  • 11: Summary
  • References
  • 2: Fundamentals of geothermal energy extraction
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Geophysics of the Earth’s regions
  • 3: Sources of Earth’s internal energy
  • 4: Classes of global geothermal regions
  • 5: Harvesting the geothermal heat
  • 6: Geothermal heat extraction techniques
  • 7: Applications of geothermal energy
  • 8: Conclusions
  • References
  • 3: Optimal simulation of design and operation of geothermal systems
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Mathematical model and numerical algorithm
  • 3: Numerical simulation of GCS exploitation
  • 4: Different seasonal regimes
  • 5: Multiple productive well systems
  • 6: Two injection well systems
  • 7: Multiple injection well systems
  • 8: Future prospects
  • 9: Conclusions
  • References
  • Part II: Abandoned wells and its global thermal potential
  • 4: Harvesting geothermal energy from mature oil reservoirs using downhole thermoelectric generation technology
  • Abstract
  • 1: Executive summary
  • 2: Review of geothermal energy development in oil fields
  • 3: Introduction of thermoelectric technology
  • 4: Downhole power generation in oil wells
  • 5: Summary
  • References
  • 5: A brief survey on case studies in geothermal energy extraction from abandoned wells
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Features of the stored geothermal energy in oil fields
  • 3: Utilizations of the stored geothermal energy in oil fields
  • 4: Methods of harnessing geothermal energy from oil fields
  • 5: Further studies
  • 6: Opportunities and challenges
  • 7: Conclusions
  • References
  • Part III: Energy Extraction from abandoned wells
  • 6: Energy Extraction from abandoned wells
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgment
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Stimulation of abandoned geothermal wells
  • 3: Lessons for the reclamation of abandoned geothermal wells from reclamation of petroleum wells
  • 4: Potential environmental impacts of reclamation of abandoned geothermal wells
  • 5: Conclusions
  • References
  • 7: Productivity evaluation of geothermal energy production system based on abandoned oil and gas wells
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Mathematical model
  • 3: Capacity analysis
  • 4: Parameter analysis
  • 5: Conclusions
  • References
  • 8: Simulation and thermodynamic modeling of heat extraction from abandoned wells
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgment
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Definition of modeling
  • 3: The ways for modeling different parameters
  • 4: Different possibilities for used mesh in numerical simulation
  • 5: Literature review
  • 6: Conclusions
  • References
  • Part IV: Feasibility, economic, and environmental analysis
  • 9: The main utilization forms and current developmental status of geothermal energy for building cooling/heating in developing countries
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Literature review and categories of geothermal energy utilization
  • 3: Common utilization of the GSHP system and its current application and development
  • 4: Common utilization of the UDS system and its current application and development
  • 5: Common utilization of the abandoned wells energy system and its current application and development
  • 6: The existing issues and in-depth analysis on the practical application of geothermal energy for building cooling/heating
  • References
  • 10: Desalination design using geothermal energy of abandoned oil wells
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Multistep desalination method
  • 3: Methods and materials
  • 4: Results
  • 5: Economic analysis
  • 6: Conclusion
  • References
  • Part V: Applications and case studies
  • 11: Electricity generation using heat extracted from abandoned wells
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Geothermal energy resources
  • 3: Electricity generation
  • 4: Conclusion
  • References
  • 12: Thermodynamic modeling of an ORC power plant for abandoned geothermal well
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: System description
  • 3: Case study: Abandoned geothermal well (NWS3) in the Sabalan field
  • 4: Numerical modeling of a geothermal well
  • 5: Geothermal power plant modeling
  • 6: Simulation results
  • 7: Remarks
  • References
  • 13: Application of abandoned wells integrated with renewables
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Systematic literature review of abandoned wells for thermal and power generations
  • 3: Renewable integrations with abandoned wells for district heating
  • 4: Strategies for performance enhancement
  • 5: Applications, challenges, and future prospects
  • References
  • 14: Integration of heat extraction from abandoned wells with renewables
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgment
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Different ways for integration of heat extraction from abandoned wells with renewables
  • 3: Literature review
  • 4: Conclusions
  • References
  • 15: A Kalina cycle for low and medium enthalpy abandoned oil and gas reservoirs incorporated with solar technology for power production
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Related works
  • 3: Theory and working principle
  • 4: Comparison of Kalina cycle with other cycles
  • 5: Proposed idea
  • 6: Challenges and future scope
  • 7: Conclusion
  • References
  • 16: Abandoned oil and gas wells for geothermal energy: Prospects for Pakistan
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Geothermal play types
  • 3: Geothermal reservoir characterization
  • 4: Geothermal energy extraction through AOGW
  • 5: Geothermal energy potential of Pakistan
  • 6: Conclusions
  • References
  • 17: Mandaree, North Dakota: A case study on oil and gas well conversion to geothermal district heating systems for rural communities
  • Abstract
  • 1: Geothermal district heating for the oil patch
  • 2: Innovations in district heating
  • 3: Description of the study site
  • 4: Characterizing Mandaree energy demand
  • 5: Classifying the geothermal resource
  • 6: Geological setting of the Williston Basin
  • 7: Using thermostratigraphy to assess aquifer temperatures
  • 8: Aquifer access through existing wells
  • 9: Decarbonizing Mandaree’s heat demand with geothermal energy
  • 10: Refining the heat network service area
  • 11: Downhole pump flow rates
  • 12: Production test case
  • 13: Determining industrial heat loads
  • 14: Peak heating source sizing and load allocations
  • 15: Geothermal well energy utilization factor
  • 16: Changing patterns of energy use
  • 17: Economics
  • 18: Hedging against the uncertainty with contingency planning
  • 19: Available funding vehicles for Mandaree geothermal
  • 20: Recompletion and heat network costs
  • 21: Fluid chemistry and maintenance considerations
  • 22: Regulatory conditions
  • 23: Completed design, production costs, tariffs, and payback periods
  • 24: Limitations and future work
  • 25: Conclusions
  • References
  • 18: Geothermal energy from abandoned oil and gas wells in India
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Indian petroliferous basins and scope for utilization of abandoned wells for geothermal energy
  • 3: Implementation methodologies adopted by other countries for geothermal energy extraction
  • 4: Heat recovery methodologies for Indian AOGWs
  • 5: Conclusions
  • References
  • Part VI: Revitalization of abandoned oil and gas wells
  • 19: Pragmatic steps to the revitalization of abandoned oil and gas wells for geothermal applications
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Prefeasibility features favoring geothermal exploitation of abandoned oil and gas wells
  • 3: Main components of thorough feasibility studies
  • 4: Viable conversion technologies for power generation
  • 5: Short review of practical case studies
  • 6: Summary
  • References
  • 20: Exploration techniques for the identification of thermal potential zones
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Remote sensing techniques
  • 3: Geochemical study
  • 4: Geophysical techniques
  • References
  • 21: Comparative analysis and evaluation of the geothermal system potential to recover thermal resources of closed mines in Ukraine
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgment
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Review of geothermal system application at mining sites
  • 3: Methods
  • 4: Geological and geothermal conditions of the Donetsk coal-mining area
  • 5: Results and discussion
  • 6: Conclusions
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: March 30, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323906166
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323908306

About the Editors

Younes Noorollahi

Younes Noorollahi is Associate Professor and Head of Renewable Energy and Environmental Engineering Department at Faculty of New Sciences and Technology, University of Tehran-Iran. His research interest spans over energy modelling, energy system analysis and auditing, geothermal energy, renewable energy resources assessment, energy and environment nexus and wind, water, biomass and waves energies technology. He is the author or co-author of more than 70 papers in international refereed journals and more than 200 conference contributions. He has also compiled about 7 books, published by reputed publishers. He has given several invited/plenary talks at international conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Head of Renewable Energy and Environmental Engineering Department, Faculty of New Sciences and Technology, University of Tehran, Iran

Muhammad Naseer

Mr. Muhammad Nihal Naseer is senior majoring Mechanical Engineering from National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST). He started his research career in 2018 from Laboratory of Applied Sciences at NUST-Pakistan. His field of research is thermal analysis of systems with emphasis on thermodynamic modeling of geothermal wells and municipals waste-based power plants. In 2019, he was a scientific assistant in the NANOCAT research center of University of Malaya. He has 3 journal articles, 3 conference papers on his credit.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan

Muhammad Siddiqi

Dr. Siddiqi is an Assistant Professor, Researcher, Marketer, Project Manager and Strategist. He holds the chair of Registrar, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Member -Guidance and Examination Committee (Ph.D. Program) and Research SupervisorFinal Year Projects at PNEC - National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST).He graduated from University of Karachi with major in Chemistry and optionalsubjects Geography and Geology in 2000.He did his Masters in Analytical Chemistry in2002, MBA Marketing in 2006 and completed his PhD in Environmental AnalyticalChemistry from Department of Chemistry University of Karachi in 2015.Dr Siddiqi is a life time member of Chemical Society of Pakistan and Pakistan Science Foundation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair of Registrar, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan

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