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The principle of geothermal energy power production is, simply put, that one can harvest heat from the earth by circulating cold fluids through hot rocks found at depth and return the warm fluids to the surface to drive turbines that generate electricity.
Limiting factors on this process include the temperature of the earth that can be economically accessed (the hotter the better) and the efficiency of the heat transfer in the rocks which is related to the permeability of the rock that is accessed.
Traditional geothermal power applications have used the natural fracture system in the rocks at depth to act as the conduits for the fluids that are being heated. Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) are created by inducing more fractures into the hot rocks in order to increase surface area of hot rock contacted by the fluids thus increasing the efficiency of heat exchange.
Today modern hydraulic shearing and fracturing methodologies developed during the shale revolution are being ported to the geothermal industry in support of EGS, just as in hydrocarbon applications, such fracture processes need to be monitored to image the fractures created and ensure the proper development of an appropriately fractured reservoir for optimal heat exchange.
Why use MicroThermal Energy Monitoring:
Better Stimulation = Greener World!
- Enhanced Geothermal Systems Monitoring (EGSM): We are the global leader in hydraulic stimulation monitoring (HSM) and our advanced engineering analysis can quantify the success of a geothermal stimulation and give tangible insights to improve heat-rock connectivity on future injector/producer groupings.
- Eliminate Risks: Our BurriedArray can be installed for the life of the project and monitor for Induced Seismicity (ISM) as contained in section Four of the DOE’s Best Practices EGS Induced Seismicity 8-APR-2016.
- Early detection of Induced Seismicity allowing for intervention and mitigation
- Monitoring available for short- or long-term periods
- Available for almost any size area and can be expanded easily as needed
- Ongoing monitoring costs are minimal
- Comply with regulatory mandates
- Mitigate risk cost effectively
Being the world leader in hydraulic fracture microseismic monitoring, MSI has the domain knowledge and experience to accomplish this imaging.
To learn more about MicroThermal Energy Monitoring, please Analiese Genthe (email@example.com) VP of Geothermal Energy 262-391-2781.