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Thursday, January 09, 2014

Potential Geothermal Resources for Akutan, Alaska

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Akutan Volcano hosts a geothermal system that includes a fumarole field at about 400 meters (1312 feet) elevation on the northeast flank of the volcano and a series of hot springs that discharge close to sea level on the northeast side of the island. Numerous industry-led geophysical studies and test drilling in the past few years have proven the existence of a geothermal resource. USGS field studies completed in 2012 suggest that the available geothermal resource may be even larger than previously recognized.


Thursday, April 07, 2011

Natural Gas Production and Anomalous Geothermal Gradients of the Deep Tuscaloosa Formation

USGS Publication: Open-File Report 2011-1086
For the largest producing natural gas fields in the onshore Gulf of Mexico Basin, the relation between temperature versus depth was investigated. Prolific natural gas reservoirs with the highest temperatures were found in the Upper Cretaceous downdip Tuscaloosa trend in Louisiana.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Temperature Data From Wells in Long Valley Caldera, California

USGS Publication: Data Series 523, Version 1.0
Long Valley Caldera (LVC) in eastern California has been the site of extensive research on geothermal resources and volcanic hazards. The database contains temperature logs obtained by private industry, the U.S. Geological Survey, and Sandia National Laboratory.


Monday, September 29, 2008

Assessment of Moderate- and High-Temperature Geothermal Resources of the United States

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Geothermal power production could significantly add to the electric power generating capacity in the United States. The assessment indicates that the electric power generation potential from identified geothermal systems is 9,057 Megawatts-electric (MWe), distributed over 13 states.


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