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Geology and Temperature Distribution of Momotombo Geothermal Field, Nicaragua1, 2

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James L. Moore
James L. Moore
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California Energy Company, Inc.
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Erik Osbun
Erik Osbun
3
California Energy Company, Inc.
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Paul V. Storm
Paul V. Storm
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Deceased, Jan. 13, 1980.
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Published:
January 01, 1981

Abstract

The Momotombo geothermal field, located approximately 50 km northeast of the city of Managua on the southern flank of Momotombo Volcano, was discovered in 1970. Subsequent field confirmation and development did not occur until 1974 at which time a field drilling program was initiated. Since then, 33 wells have been drilled within the field, with a combined wellhead energy capacity greater than 100 MW.

Detailed lithologic correlation between wells has provided the basis for a preliminary structural interpretation. Subsurface temperature data have been utilized to determine temperature distribution within the field area. Subsequent integration of these data with surface geologic data has resulted in the generation of a basic working model of the Momotombo field.

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AAPG Studies in Geology

Energy Resources of the Pacific Region

Michel T. Halbouty
Michel T. Halbouty
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
12
ISBN electronic:
9781629811802
Publication date:
January 01, 1981

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