Development and Reservoir Analysis of Momotombo Geothermal Project, Nicaragua1
Until the advent of the quartz-crystal pressure sensor any prediction of sustained reservoir capacity versus time was a time-consuming process. Recent reservior testing in the Momotombo geothermal field has allowed such a prediction and has provided an insight into the probability of well interference effects, possible reservoir boundary conditions, and certain calculations to obtain mass flow rates and enthalpy. These data in turn have provided the basic requirements for power plant and collection system design which is nearing completion. Reservoir and production testing results indicate a sustained capacity exceeding 100 MW.
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The energy and mineral resources of the vast Pacific basin and its neighboring land areas play a vital role in meeting the ever-growing needs of society worldwide. Building on the foundation of a highly successful conference held in 1978, this volume contains 51 of the 135 papers presented there. Subjects included are general and specific in nature--oil, gas, and coal resources; geothermal fields, uranium; tin; evaporites, trace elements; water resources; magma energy and fuels from magma. Geological and geophysical techniques, and also the new tool of remote sending for petroleum and minerals exploration are represented. Tectonics, structure fundamentals, subsurface hazards, international treaties and the law of the deep sea are discussed. Seventeen countries and regions are represented in these papers: Thailand, Nicaragua, the United States, Japan, Peru, Antarctica, El Salvador, Australia, Mexico, Taiwan, New Zealand, China, Chile, Indonesia, Canada, and the Pacific Ocean.